Bart Mitchell is president and CEO of The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), the country’s largest nonprofit developer of mixed-income housing. He was appointed to the post in 2012.
Mitchell has a distinguished career in community development that began as a housing and economic development advisor to the Mayor of the City of Boston in the 1980s. He first joined TCB in 1989 as a director of finance and served as project manager for complex urban developments at TCB for six years. In 1996, he left TCB to serve as chief operating officer of Beacon/Corcoran Jenison Partners, developing HOPE VI communities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. He later founded Mitchell Properties LLC, a developer and owner of high-quality residential and mixed-use real estate ventures. Mitchell returned to TCB in July 2010 as the company’s chief operating officer.
Mitchell has a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government with a concentration in finance and urban development policy. Mitchell also holds Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College with Highest Honors in political economy. He is a member of the Boston Air Pollution Control Commission and the New Lease board of directors. He has also served as an active board member of several educational institutions, including Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., The Winsor School in Boston and The Park School in Brookline, Mass.