Carmen Romero

Carmen Romero is the Vice President of Real Estate Development for Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. She leads the development efforts of APAH’s portfolio and oversees the Real Estate Development team. Under Ms. Romero’s leadership, APAH’s Real Estate Development team delivered The Springs, a 104- unit, award-winning community in Ballston in 2016. The property is mixed use, combining committed affordable and market rate units with APAH’s headquarters in a ground floor condo. She also oversaw the predevelopment and construction of Columbia Hills, a 229-unit, hybrid 4%/9% tax credit transaction. The project is scheduled to deliver in 2018. For the past three years, Ms. Romero has led a public-private partnership with a faith-based organization to redevelop a church into 173 units of affordable housing and ground-floor retail. This project, named Gilliam Place, is under construction and scheduled to open in 2019. Additionally, Ms. Romero is leading the redevelopment of APAH’s Queens Court property in Rosslyn into a new 249- unit high rise. The project is scheduled to close and begin construction in Q1 2019. Carmen also leads APAH’s efforts to purchase existing multi-family properties, entitlements, and transaction structuring. Prior to joining APAH in 2011, Ms. Romero was a Director of Real Estate Development and public private partnerships at Clark Construction. She began her career at Marriott International.

Board Members

* Denotes Chair of Virginia Latino Advisory Board


Ex-Officio Members

  • Kelly Thomasson, Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Dr. Daniel Carey, Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security
  • Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
  • Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
  • Megan Healey, Governor’s Chief Advisor for Workforce

Office of the Governor – Staff Assigned to VLAB