The Peabody Companies’ Melissa Fish-Crane Named NAHMA Secretary

The Peabody Companies, a group of award-winning property management and real estate firms, is proud to announce that CEO Melissa Fish-Crane has been elected as secretary of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for a two-year term.

In her capacity as secretary, Fish-Crane will serve as NAHMA’s chief information officer.

The association’s Executive Council, consisting of its executive, associate, and affiliate members, voted for the new officers and board members at the NAHMA fall meeting, held recently in Washington, D.C.

“It is a privilege to serve as an officer for NAHMA,” said Fish-Crane. “I look forward to helping advance its mission and advocacy for quality affordable housing.”

“NAHMA is honored and excited to have Melissa Fish-Crane serve as an officer of the association,” said Kris Cook, CAE, chief executive officer of NAHMA.  “Her dynamic leadership capabilities will have a tremendous positive impact on all that we undertake to advance our mission.”

About the Peabody Companies

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 15,275 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 #55 on the 2021 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.

About NAHMA 

NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. NAHMA’s membership represents 75% of the affordable housing industry and includes its most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies. Visit for more information.