Peabody Properties’ Laurie McGrath Achieves Certified Property Manager Credential

Peabody Properties (, a group of award-winning property management and real estate firms, is pleased to announce that Laurie McGrath of Weymouth has earned her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation through the Boston Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®).

McGrath, who joined Peabody Properties in 1995, is Vice-President of Affordable Housing; her CPM designation was announced during the recent IREM® 2021 Economic Forecast. It is considered the premier public sector property management certification world-wide, is based on a selected set of competencies and awarded upon completion of an accredited CPM program.

In addition to the CPM credential, McGrath holds multiple other industry designations, including National Affordable Housing Professional – Executive Level (NAHP-e); Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) and Fair Housing Certification (FHC).

“Congratulations to Laurie for attaining this high level of achievement,” said Melissa Fish-Crane, Principal and COO of Peabody Properties and also 2021 president of IREM Boston Metropolitan Chapter No. 4.  “The CPM credential underscores her industry knowledge and commitment to excellence, and also provides a platform for new opportunities.”

About Peabody Properties

The Peabody Companies and its affiliates – Peabody Properties, Peabody Resident Services, Peabody Supportive Housing, Peabody Real Estate and Peabody Miami – is headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, at 536 Granite Street.  A full-service real estate firm, Peabody Properties manages over 13,650+ units of housing throughout New England, as well as additional communities in New Jersey and Florida.  This award-winning, privately held company and Accredited Management Organization (AMO) was incorporated in 1976 and is under the direction of Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane, who were recently ranked #31 (out of 50) on Glassdoor’s 2018 SMB Top CEOs list. Recognizing its long-term commitment to Resident Services as a unique area of expertise within the field of property management, a specialty sector, Peabody Resident Services was established and is dedicated solely to the development of support services and programs for residents of affordable housing.  Designated as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and certified by the Massachusetts State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA), Peabody was recently ranked #54 on the 2020 National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Affordable 100 List, as well as a 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe and 2018 and 2019 Glassdoor Best Place to Work (most recently ranked #10).  Learn more at or on LinkedInFacebookInstagram, or YouTube.