Kathleen Joyce Kusiak
Kathleen has worked in the real estate industry since 1988. In addition to managing the real estate development process, Kathleen oversees acquisitions, asset management and strategic planning.
In 2001, Kathleen started a consulting company offering investment, strategic planning and business development services to real estate related companies. Prior to that she worked as a third-party development manager, developing such projects as Cisco Systems’ New England campus. Before moving into commercial real estate exclusively, she spent several years at Skanska.
She founded Alta Properties in 2007 to develop and acquire commercial properties. Alta’s growth strategy has often included partnering with other developers to invest in larger assets.
She has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations including: CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), previously NEWIRE, where she served as President in 2006-2007; NAIOP (National Association of Industrial Properties) where she was a member of the Executive Committee; CORENET Global; Massachusetts Biotechnology Council; Massachusetts Hospital Association; SCUP (Society of College and University Planners); BSA (Boston Society of Architects) and is a Past President of the Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston.
She earned a BA in Economics and Psychology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Boston College.
Intelligence, Reliability and Thoroughness
“Kathleen is a joy to work with and a true team player. She brings to the project team a rare combination of intelligence, reliability and thoroughness, along with flexibility and creativity. We look forward to working with her on future projects.”
Bob Thomas, President