Kathleen Nidiffer

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (August 10, 2023) – Harvard Investments is pleased to announce that land and housing development expert Kathleen Nidiffer has been named the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer.

Nidiffer will focus on building upon Harvard Investments’ partnerships and relationships; debt and equity sourcing; strategic planning; business growth; and business expansion of the firm’s master-planned community and build-to-rent assets.

Prior to joining Harvard Investments, Nidiffer was Vice President of Finance for Brookfield Properties. Her experience includes single-family build-to-rent development and operations with TerraLane Communities and master-planned community investment development with DMB Associates.

“Kathleen brings a wealth of development knowledge in the market sectors in which Harvard Investments has significant assets,” said Senior Vice President Chris Cacheris. “We are thrilled to have a CFO of Kathleen’s caliber to share that expertise.”

A native of East Moline, Illinois, Nidiffer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. She holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Her hobbies include golf, archery, and traveling.

Nidiffer replaces longtime Harvard Investments’ CFO and senior executive Kathe Astrom who announced her retirement last month after 35 years with the firm.

About Harvard Investments  

Harvard Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment and development company with real estate holdings throughout the western U.S. Harvard combines experience, integrity, and financial stability to create high-quality, environmentally sensitive, profitable communities including both large-scale master-planned communities and build-to-rent neighborhoods. Harvard’s Canadian parent, the Hill Companies, is a privately held diversified company involved in real estate development including construction and leasing of commercial office buildings and retail properties, oil and gas production and distribution, broadcasting, surety bonding, and insurance. The Hill Companies celebrated its 120th year of continuous family ownership and operation in 2023. To learn more visit harvardinvestments.com.