Senior project manager Rachael Montosi was recently spotlighted in the New England Real Estate Journal’s Women in CRE Spotlight, which features stand out female professionals from New England’s commercial real estate industry.
A senior project manager with nearly two decades of experience in the construction industry, Rachael enhances Kaplan’s management team with her experience and knack for value engineering, tight budget control, and coordination of materials and schedules. Rachael is known in the office and to her clients as a meticulous and detail-driven team member. She has demonstrated success in these areas on numerous residential complexes and renovations in the higher-education and childcare sector in the City of Boston. Her clients include Equity Residential, Bright Horizons, Horizons for Homeless Children, Northeastern University, Boston University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
What recent project, transaction, or accomplishment are you most proud of? Horizons for Homeless Children recently consolidated their locations, and I was fortunate to serve as the project manager for their new center in Roxbury. The center operates within a new building shared by various social services and non-profits. Through this project, I was given the opportunity to build Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s new family clinic in the same building. It is gratifying knowing that these facilities provide critical resources for the community.
What are the most important factors women in your industry should consider when choosing a firm to build their career with? Find a firm that shares your values as well as one that offers exposure to all aspects of a construction project: procurement, engineering, site supervision, quality control, and financial management. These skills empower managers to see the whole picture when making decisions and solving problems.
Who inspires you most? What qualities do they possess that inspire you? I’m inspired by my former female supervisors that led by example and taught me to go above and beyond what’s expected. Their standout qualities, such as exceptional organization and meticulous project oversight, have been inspirational for me in achieving success on my projects.
- Rachael is an industry veteran of nearly two decades and has held a variety of positions in the construction industry. Today, as Kaplan’s veteran PM, she mentors our project management staff and generously volunteers her time guiding aspiring young women entering the construction field. I couldn’t imagine Kaplan without her!Melissa BullockMarketing managerKaplan Construction