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Albert Rex is a partner at MHA and serves as CEO. A Massachusetts-based historic real estate consultant and strategist with 24 years of experience in the Northeast, Albert has worked with clients that include developers, organizations, municipalities, and institutions that have complex historic tax credit, permitting, and zoning issues.
During his career, Albert has focused on the economic impact of historic rehabilitation. He was one of four authors of the original legislation that created the Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (MAHRTC) and has consulted on that matter as a technical advisor to Preservation Massachusetts, Inc., the statewide non-profit advocacy organization. He has also actively worked with other states in regards to their state tax credit programs. In addition to administrative duties, Albert provides clients with a unique understanding of the different state tax credit programs, especially in New England, and helps client think through ways to maximize these programs in their projects. He has represented clients in appeals to the National Park Service in Washington, DC and has also worked with the Historic Monuments Program administered by the GSA and regional National Park Service offices.
Albert is a former Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, Boston’s citywide non-profit preservation advocacy organization. While at the Alliance, he was involved in numerous projects and planning processes that focusing on historic preservation’s role as an economic development tool. Previously, Albert was the Program Manager for Preservation Massachusetts. He was the Executive Director of Friends of the Wentworth in New Castle, New Hampshire and involved in the sale and preservation of the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel.
Albert is part of the Next Gen leadership group at the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) and active with the Historic Tax Credit Coalition (HTCC) as well as a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Albert also serves on the board of Crossroad School, which is dedicated to supporting children and young adults on the autism spectrum as well as their families.
He has a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island, a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Boston University, and undertook coursework for his MBA at Babson College.