SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT
Canan Safar manages the real estate development activities for CV Properties, including permitting, planning and design for projects such as Bayside mixed-use development. Canan has extensive experience in real estate development, construction and design, having led complex urban mixed-use projects as an architect and a developer.
Prior to joining CV Properties, Canan worked as the Director of Infrastructure for the Harvard Allston Land Company at Harvard University where she was responsible for developing the strategic infrastructure master plan, construction feasibility and the resiliency and sustainability aspects of the University’s 36-acre Enterprise Research Campus. Prior to Harvard, she managed the development of the 16M sf Suffolk Downs mixed-use project; acquisition and development of luxury multi-family apartment projects in the Boston area and worked on projects for the for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, DCAMM to create economic development by the state’s underutilized real estate assets through public-private partnerships. Before transitioning to real estate development, Canan worked as an architect at Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston managing and designing a variety of project types such as multi family, office, lab, retail and hospitality, locally and nationally.
Canan Safar graduated from MIT with a master’s degree in Real Estate Development and she holds BA in architecture from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. Canan is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED accredited professional (LEED AP BD+C).
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