BOSTON– City Realty Group, a community-focused real estate development company serving the Greater Boston area since 2004, announced the promotion of Reema Shrestha to Executive Vice President.
In her new position, Shrestha will spearhead closings in acquisitions, dispositions and refinancing. Employed at CRG since 2006, Shrestha has steadily earned more and more responsibility at the firm.
Born in Nepal, Shrestha arrived in the U.S. during 2005 and was hired at CRG the following year as a Front Desk Associate. She simultaneously attended Northeastern University, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Management. CRG sponsored Shrestha in her efforts to obtain a work visa, a very difficult and expensive process. Shrestha went on succeed in various positions at CRG, moving up the ladder before earning her new position as Executive Vice President.
“Reema has been a valuable member of our team for more than a decade and will have an even greater impact on our success moving forward,” said CRG Managing Partner Stephen Whalen of Boston. “Reema has extraordinary skills and work ethic and has met every challenge at CRG. She has absolutely earned it and we are proud to elevate her to a key management position within our company.”
“I have been with this company for more than a decade and have seen it evolve every year,” said Shrestha. “CRG has promoted a culture of professional growth and workplace friendliness, both of which are hard to come by. Furthermore, CRG also gives back to the community in a multitude of ways such as our own nonprofit, City Kids, and other mediums. I have worked with many people I greatly respect and admire and look forward to our continued professional relationships in the future.”
CRG founded its own nonprofit, City Kids, with a mission to provide educational resources to children in need. The CRG/City Kids team visited Nepal in December, 2018 to make a donation to the nonprofit organization PA Nepal and build new computer labs for the children at Shree Lekali Basiphant Secondary School. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world so it lacks the social safety net that exists in most Western nations. Space is extremely limited in the few children’s homes affiliated with the government. When no local guardian is available, an arrested parent often must choose between bringing their children to jail with them or letting them live on the streets. PA Nepal is a nonprofit organization with a mission to rid prisons of unnecessary suffering and hardship, in particular the suffering experienced by innocent children and prisoners who are poor and disadvantaged.
Shrestha, who also got to visit family in Nepal after a long time away, says it’s a trip she will never forget. “It was rewarding to see the children and their happy faces after getting new computer labs,” Shrestha said. “They now have access to the internet for the first time and can utilize the latest technologies and connectivity for educational purposes. I’m grateful to Steve (Whalen) for making it all happen through City Kids. I am so proud to be part of this team as CRG is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of others wherever they can.”
Reema Shrestha lives in Dedham with her husband, Sangye, and 3-year-old son, Rinzin.