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Beacon Communities Continues Growth with Two Promotions to Leadership Positions

January 13, 2022




January 13, 2022


Contact: Jane McGrath



Beacon Communities Continues Growth with Two Promotions to Leadership Positions

Alessandra de Vaca will fill the role of Chief Human Resources Officer and Jacques Ben-Avie will be Chief of Staff


Boston, MA — Beacon Communities, an industry leader in affordable, market, and mixed-income property development, today announced it has promoted two of its team members: Alessandra de Vaca has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer, and Jacques Ben-Avie will fill the newly created role of Chief of Staff.


Prior to her promotion, Ms. de Vaca was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Training at Beacon Communities for two years. In her new role as CHRO, she will continue to oversee talent acquisition, total rewards, employee relations, and learning and development. She will also continue to play a pivotal role in shaping Beacon’s response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic related to work function and processes. Additionally, Ms. De Vaca will ensure that Beacon successfully navigates the various organizational development and labor market needs inherent with the company’s continued growth.


“Alessandra’s ability to understand people and situations, and her insightful observations make her an invaluable member of our leadership team,” said Samuel Ross, Beacon’s Chief Operating Officer. “As we continue to face pandemic-related and other business challenges in 2022, Alessandra will play a critical role in Beacon’s growth and our continued evolution.”


Jacques Ben-Avie has been with Beacon Communities for over four years, and will fill the newly created position of Chief of Staff. In this role, Mr. Ben-Avie will support Beacon’s Chief Operating Officer and will lead the execution of special project initiatives across the company. Throughout his time at the company, Mr. Ben-Avie has grown considerably, having started as an intern before climbing the ranks as a Business Process Analyst, Director of Special Projects, and now Chief of Staff.


“Jacques is a detail-oriented, organized, analytical and strategic thinker and his management of our project agendas has and will continue to add great value to decision-making and other efforts,” continued Samuel Ross. “I am looking forward to the continuing contributions that both Jacques and Alessandra will make to our team.”




About Beacon Communities LLC


Beacon Communities LLC is a privately owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multi-family housing. Their portfolio includes affordable housing, market rate housing and mixed income-housing. Their developments range from new construction, to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. They take on challenging developments and make them succeed. Their driving passion is to create well-designed, healthy homes that improve the quality of life of their residents and enhance the neighborhoods in which they are located. For more information about Beacon Communities LLC please visit

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