Jennifer Wood, Vice President

Ms. Wood serves as Vice President of JSCo’s San Francisco Bay Area Region and oversees a portfolio of approximately 12,000 units.  She has more than thirty years of progressive experience in affordable housing and multifamily property management.  She has extensive experience with all types of local, state and federal programs including LIHTC, Project-Based Section 8, Public Housing, HOME, Tax-exempt bond financing, HOPE VI, RAD, tenant-based subsidy programs and more.

Ms. Wood began her career as a Community Manager in 1994 with Goodale & Barbieri in Spokane, Washington.  She quickly advanced to corporate roles as an Occupancy Specialist, Trainer, and Regional Manager.  She moved to Puget Sound in 2001 as a Portfolio Manager for Allied Residential where she managed both affordable and conventional properties for a variety of clients including for profit developers, non-profits, and public housing authorities.  In 2005, Ms. Wood joined Cambridge Management, Inc. in Tacoma, Washington, where she served as Director and oversaw their property management operations while they expanded to more than 14,000 units in seven states (including California).  Ms. Wood began her tenure with JSCo in 2018 as Assistant Vice President and transitioned to Vice President of the San Francisco Bay Area Region in 2019.

Ms. Wood currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Management Association for Northern California and Hawaii (AHMA NCH) as Director of National Legislative Affairs.  She also served three terms as President of the Board of Directors for the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) of Washington.  Through her involvement with NAHMA and its chapters, she has participated in many delegations to Washington, D.C. to ask our legislators for help with housing policy and support of housing programs. Ms. Wood has also worked for the benefit of the management industry through volunteerism such as chairing an advisory board for a technical college’s apartment maintenance program and being a speaker/panelist on property management careers and fair housing issues.

Ms. Wood has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a Minor in Communications from Gonzaga University and holds a California Real Estate Sales License.