As Senior Vice President, Kirsty co-leads McWhinney’s housing division, which includes multifamily, build-for-rent and mixed-use developments and investments. She oversees the development team in all stages of acquisition, predevelopment, entitlements, design and construction.
After completing her graduate degree, Kirsty worked for Urban Green Builders in New York City, focusing on affordable housing and tax credit development. Following Urban Green Builders, she joined the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) in New York City, one of the largest national organizations working to promote community revitalization and economic development in America’s cities. At LISC, she managed a program through the State of New York that provided funding to retrofit hundreds of apartment buildings throughout New York City with energy efficient components such as new windows and new boilers.
Prior to joining McWhinney, Kirsty was a Development Associate at UDR, Inc. in Colorado, working on several ground-up multifamily development projects in California and Washington State.
Kirsty graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan and earned a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a Certificate in Real Estate Design and Development through the Wharton School of Business.
Kirsty is very active in the community and is a member of the board of several non-profit organizations including the Denver Park Trust, The Delores Project and the RiNo General Improvement District. She is also a member of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and is on ULI’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council.