NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Vantage Properties announces the appointment of Raquel Batista as Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Compliance, with oversight of the real estate company’s commitment to providing residents with high-quality affordable housing.
Ms. Batista will work closely with residents, community leaders, elected officials and local organizations on a wide array issues — – with a focus on ensuring residents receive a high level of service. Ms. Batista will also serve as Vantage’s primary liaison with non-profit, civic and community groups.
“Raquel will play a critical role in ensuring our 40,000 residents receive the level of service and quality they deserve,” said Neil Rubler, President and CEO, Vantage Properties. “As we continue building strong relationships with our residents and the community at large, I’m confident Raquel will be a terrific addition to the Vantage team.”
Ms. Batista said, “I’m excited to serve as a bridge between the dedicated Vantage staff, the local communities and our residents as we work together to create cooperative and long-lasting partnerships,” Ms. Batista said. “By building stronger connections between Vantage, our residents and the local communities, I hope to continue in strengthening Vantage’s mission and vision to support and foster New York City’s vibrancy.”
Prior to joining Vantage, Ms. Batista most recently was executive director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights. She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition, North Star Community Funding Board and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni Board. Ms. Batista co-founded and is an active member of the Latina Political Action Committee. She has been honored by El Diario La Prensa, New York State Senate and Dominican Women’s Development Center. Ms. Batista earned her JD from the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College and her BA in Sociology, cum laude, from Manhattan College.
ABOUT VANTAGE PROPERTIES
Vantage Properties owns and operates 10,000 apartment units in approximately 150 buildings in Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey. Founded in 2006, Vantage Properties is dedicated to long-term investments in workforce housing based on the principle of providing the highest level of service and safety to residents through skilled management and operational innovation.
SOURCE Vantage Properties