Meta Housing Appoints Kasey Burke as President
- Feb 10, 2014
Los Angeles—Meta Housing Corporation, a developer of affordable and market-rate apartment communities for seniors and families, has announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with the appointment of Kasey M. Burke as president. Burke, who has worked with Meta Housing for more than a decade and most recently served as its executive vice president, will guide the strategic direction and positioning of the company as it continues to expand in size and scope.
“Our company has grown tremendously since its inception more than 20 years ago, and that growth has been magnified over the past five years,” says John M. Huskey, chairman and CEO of Meta Housing Corporation. “We have added new team members, expanded our office space, and increased the reach and scope of our projects during that time. As president, Kasey will continue to fuel this growth, and we anticipate that Meta Housing Corporation will increase its number of developments, as well as its geographic reach, under his direction.”
“As president, I look forward to continuing the momentum we’ve created,” says Burke. “We have a strong team at Meta Housing, and we all work exceptionally well together. This collaboration has fueled our recent growth.” Burke says that, under his leadership, Meta Housing will further expand specific development niches, including its unique “arts colony” apartment communities, while continuing to grow its core affordable housing business. The firm will also focus on growing its development of inclusionary housing for master developers, for which Meta Housing has developed 450 units.
“In addition to new construction, we also intend to grow our acquisition platform. We are currently seeking opportunities to acquire existing multifamily product, as well as acquisition of General Partner interests,” explains Burke. “Each of these initiatives is reflective of increasing demand for affordable multifamily housing, and Meta Housing Corporation is well-positioned to leverage these opportunities.”
Huskey will continue to serve as chairman and CEO of Meta Housing Corporation, and George M. Russo will continue to serve as the company’s CFO.