James Whalen serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Boston Properties, Inc. Prior to joining the Company in March 1998, he served as Vice President, Information Systems of Beacon Properties. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a recipient of the New York City Urban Fellowship. Mr. Whalen is a current trustee and past President of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and serves on the Realcomm Advisory Council and Boston Private Industry Council.
Boston Properties is a fully integrated, self-administered and self- managed real estate investment trust that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates and owns a diverse portfolio of Class A office, industrial and hotel properties. The Company is one of the largest owners and developers of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in four core markets -- Boston, Midtown Manhattan, Washington, DC and San Francisco.
Ms. Shank is based in Boston and oversees portfolio management, including technology initiatives. Before heading up portfolio management she was a Managing director in acquisitions/dispositions and involved in all aspects of transactions. Prior to joining Beacon Capital Partners, Ms. Shank was a Senior Associate for Cornerstone Properties in San Francisco. At Cornerstone, she worked with the asset management team to enhance revenues and reduce costs throughout their nationwide real estate portfolio. Ms. Shank held positions at William Wilson & Associates, prior to its purchase by Cornerstone, as an Investment Analyst and as a Property Accountant. Ms. Shank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Deborah Boyer is Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Management, responsible for the company’s portfolio assets nationally. Deborah joined The Swig Company in 2005 with over 20 years’ experience with major real estate owners and investors, providing her with a broad background in mixed-use commercial real estate. Her strategic management and positioning of Swig portfolio assets have been instrumental in placing the company at the forefront of emerging trends in the industry.
Reflective of her dedication to building a vibrant Oakland, Deborah serves as board president of the Lake Merritt/Uptown Community Benefit District and is a board member of SPUR Oakland. Deborah participates in numerous professional and community-based organizations and is currently a member of the board of directors for BOMA San Francisco.