Member Mondays - Kendra White

July 11, 2021
Kendra White
Senior Financial Analyst
Boston Properties (BXP)
CREWbiz Profile

How Many Years a CREWNY Member?
2 Years

Fun Fact:
I was on my college sailing team, racing sailboats against other schools throughout the northeast. I still enjoy sailing today, although mostly relaxed cruises with friends.

Tell us about an accomplishment you are proud of.
I am proud of completing my master’s degree in real estate development from NYU Schack as part of my career pivot from public accounting. I started my career in tax compliance and consulting for real estate investment companies, and now I am on the principal side of CRE.

Tell us about a significant challenge you faced, how you overcame it, and what you learned.
During my transition period to the principal side of CRE, finding internships and jobs proved to be quite challenging. As I did not have previous direct experience, I needed to get the companies to recognize how both my experience in accounting and my education added value. To over come this, I needed to learn how to articulate both my skills and the value that I bring to the table. I also learned not to discount myself or disqualify myself from a role solely based on the job description. The process involved a lot of trial and error, with plenty of failures, but it eventually led me to my current role at BXP.

What about CRE ignites your passion? How about in your current role?
I love that in CRE we are creating and operating something tangible that is part of everyone’s life. BXP is the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, we shape great spaces and places; developing state-of-the-art headquarters, offices, and destinations for forward-thinking companies and communities. In my role as a financial analyst, I get to be involved with all phases of our projects, from underwriting developments or acquisitions, to analyzing leases for potential or renewing tenants. I love that I can look at the NYC skyline and see my work in action.