Staff Spotlight: Alexandria Panagiotakos
Alexandria Panagiotakos has been part of the CATCH and Alliance Asset Management teams for almost seven years. She has always been part of the finance team but her main focus now is on the properties we manage and information technology. As Vice President of Portfolio Management and Technology Administration, Alex oversees and performs the financial aspects of properties that Alliance has been contracted to manage, including CATCH, New England Family Housing, and the Housing Partnership. She also administers technology for the entire organization and is our liaison with our technology provider, Mainstay Technologies.
Alex has a unique role within CATCH and Alliance, as she works with the whole team to ensure portfolio finances are running smoothly. In order to do this, she is in constant contact with the property management teams as well as corporate staff. She works primarily with property management teams analyzing and reporting on meaningful data that property owners, investors, and housing authorities require or request. Additionally, if anyone’s technology breaks, Alex works closely with Mainstay to get it fixed.
If this sounds like it’s a lot of responsibilities, that’s because it is. When asked about what her favorite part of her job is, Alex says, “I am a geek at heart and love implementing new technology. I enjoy creating meaningful reports too; who doesn’t!”
Over the next year or so, she is excited about adding some new Yardi (property management software) modules that will not only benefit staff and owners but the vendors and residents we serve as well.
CATCH and Alliance staff have been mostly working from home for over a month now. When asked about how that has affected her day-to-day work and projects, Alex says, “I’ve always enjoyed working remotely! I can buckle down and focus on my task at hand. I do find these days that I am missing the camaraderie of working in the office. Technology helps us with this; you can text a message to your office bud, ask a question or check in on how someone is doing. You can even send them a funny gif or meme to break up the monotony!”