Financial, Accounting and Administration

Michelle Paglia

Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Paglia is the director of financial reporting and taxation with responsibility for the financial reporting of the High Street funds, including the management of our valuation process, investor and tax reporting. Prior to joining High Street in 2009, Ms. Paglia was an audit manager at Caturano and Company for ten years, where she was responsible for providing audit and attest services as well as corporate and individual tax services to her client base, which consisted of privately held businesses and venture backed companies. Ms. Paglia holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College, is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Joyce Bielen

Portfolio Accountant

Ms. Bielen oversees the third-party-manager’s financial reporting and prepares consolidated investor reporting at the Joint Venture level. She also assists Asset Management with preparation of annual budgets, monthly reforecasting, and tenant and property related issues. Ms. Bielen has been working in the accounting and real estate management fields for over 28 years. Prior to joining High Street in 2005, Ms. Bielen served as Controller and Senior Property Manager for The Ellendale Company LLC of Newton. Ms. Bielen holds an AS in Business from University of Massachusetts, Boston; a Continuing Education Certificate in Accounting and Finance from University of California, LaJolla; and her RPA certification in Commercial Real Estate Management from BOMI International of Maryland. She is also a licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson and Notary Public.

Donald J. Casey

Portfolio Accountant

Mr. Casey oversees the third-party-manager’s financial reporting and prepares consolidated investor reporting at the Joint Venture level. He also assists Asset Management with preparation of annual budgets, monthly forecasting, and tenant and property related issues. Mr. Casey has been working in the accounting and real estate management fields for over 22 years. In the 5 years prior to joining High Street in 2010, Don served as a Senior Property Accountant/Manager for Century 21 Crowley-Braese Commercial, of Woburn and prior to that he was a Senior Property accountant for Duffy Properties LLC of Waltham. Mr. Casey holds a BS in Business/Accounting from Merrimack College. He is also a licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker and a Massachusetts Licensed Appraiser.

Matthew R. Kenney

Financial Reporting Senior Associate

Mr. Kenney joined High Street in 2013 and serves as a Senior Associate within the accounting group. Matt’s responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting for the High Street funds. Prior to joining High Street, Mr. Kenney was an audit senior at McGladrey for five years. At McGladrey, he was responsible for providing audit and attest services to his client base, which consisted of middle market clients across diverse industries, including real estate fund investments, low-income/ affordable housing management companies and tax credit real estate ventures. Mr. Kenney holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College and is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jennifer K. Lester

Office Manager

Ms. Lester joined High Street in May of 2009. She is responsible for general office administration, accounts payable, and information technology, including the coordination of investor communications and online postings to the investor portal and website. Ms. Lester has worked in real estate and property management since 2001. Before joining High Street, she was Office Manager and Human Resources Coordinator at Berkeley Investments, Inc. in Boston for eight years. She holds a BS degree from Emerson College.