Bulfinch Hires Joelle Denham as Chief Financial Officer

BOSTON, MA – October 13, 2020

The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. (Bulfinch) has appointed real estate financial veteran Joelle Denham as its Chief Financial Officer.

With more than 20 years of experience in real estate, public accounting and financial reporting, Denham will lead and oversee the firm’s financial operations, including accounting, tax, budgeting, treasury and implementation of financial, compliance and risk-management strategies. In addition, she will serve on Bulfinch’s investment, valuation and asset management committees.

Denham most recently served as Vice President of AEW Capital Management L.P., a Boston-based real estate investment advisory firm with approximately $80 billion of assets under management and more than 400 clients in 15 offices throughout the globe. In this role, Denham was responsible for overseeing accounting, performance measurement and financial operations for  three portfolios totaling more than $4 billion in property value.  Denham worked closely with the acquisitions and asset management groups and served on AEW’s Real Estate Technology Counsel and AEW’s Chris Kazantis Real Estate Challenge Board.  She was awarded the AEW Distinguished Service Award in both 2020 and 2014 in recognition of exceptional work and great attitude. Outside the office, Joelle is a passionate animal lover and volunteers at the Little Paws Dachshund Rescue and most recently became a board member of The Half Percent Project, an organization created to educate foundations and philanthropists on supporting animal welfare.

“Joelle is a welcome addition to Bulfinch and brings deep institutional financial management, accounting, leadership and transactional experience to our senior leadership team,” stated Eric Schlager, CEO of Bulfinch. “Joelle is a highly skilled professional who will bring significant value to our firm and investors.”

“I am excited to join Bulfinch and be part of a growing organization with an impressive track record of investment outperformance,” commented Joelle Denham, “I look forward to contributing to the firm’s future growth.”

Joelle graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and recently fulfilled the KPMG Executive Leadership for Women Program.