February 8, 2024
BRIGHTON, MA — 2Life Communities has announced via a press release the promotion of Zoe Weinrobe to chief of real estate, overseeing a portfolio that she has helped to grow during her seven years with the organization. In her previous role as director of real estate, Weinrobe led the creation of nearly 400 affordable apartments at 2Life, while also overseeing the renovations of 2Life’s Golda Meir and Coleman Houses in Newton.
2Life is currently developing multiple large-scale projects including its middle-income housing model, Opus Newton; a redevelopment of the J.J. Carroll Apartments in Brighton with the Boston Housing Authority; and Brooke House at Olmsted Village in Mattapan.
“Since joining us seven years ago, Zoe has guided 2Life to unprecedented growth under her expert leadership,” said Lizbeth Heyer, president of 2Life Communities. “Zoe is resoundingly respected in the affordable housing community, and among her team and 2Life colleagues. Her promotion is an outcome of her continuous dedication and passion for 2Life’s mission and our treasured residents.”
In her time at 2Life, Weinrobe has overseen completed projects totaling over $200 million in development costs and over $340 million in projects in development.
“I am incredibly proud of the work the 2Life real estate team has accomplished over the last seven years including our expansion into new communities and commitment to building homes where seniors feel a sense of purpose and belonging,” said Weinrobe. “Building an amazing pipeline of affordable, efficient, beautiful, and safe buildings for our residents is our top priority, and I look forward to continue working with the 2Life Communities team to build successful senior communities where all can live with purpose and joy.”
Prior to joining 2Life, Weinrobe served as vice president at Recap Real Estate Advisors, working with public housing authorities across the country on conversions through HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Weinrobe also worked at Urban Edge CDC, the Cambridge Housing Authority, and the City of Cambridge.
Weinrobe also serves as the vice chair of Just A Start, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based community development corporation, and as a trustee of the Watertown Affordable Housing Trust.
2Life Communities, a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, serves a diverse population of over 1,530 older adults. The organization creates communities that focus on affordability, which is a tremendous concern in Massachusetts, the state with the second largest gap in the U.S. between seniors’ median income and the cost of living.