The Peabody Companies Announces Subsidy Administration & Software Support Department

The Peabody Companies (, a group of award-winning property management and real estate firms, announces creation of the Subsidy Administration & Software Support Department.

The new division will retain oversight of and responsibilities for software support related matters, as well as subsidy administration for federal programs and major subsidy receivable issues.

Doreen Donovan of Saugus, Massachusetts, has been named vice president of the new department. Donovan has been a member of the Peabody Companies team since 2012 and is the recent recipient of both the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA) Legacy Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM) Boston Metropolitan Chapter No. 4.

“We are excited to announce creation of our new Subsidy Administration & Software Support Department,” said Melissa Fish-Crane, principal and CEO of the Peabody Companies. “Staying current with the technology that is vital to our operations and overseeing the many subsidy programs we are part of requires great proficiency; without question, Doreen is the ideal person to lead this new division.” 

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.