Seaport Boston Hotel Lighthouse Ballroom
One Seaport LaneBostonMassachusetts
Thursday, April 25, 2019
RSVP by Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Join President Clayton Spencer and the Boston Bates Business Network for a special evening focused on the development of Boston’s Seaport District.
Melissa Yanagi ’03, Head of Asset Management at WS Development; and Yanni Tsipis, Senior Vice President – Seaport at WS Development; will engage in a conversation about historical development and current projects in this emerging neighborhood.
Please contact us with any questions at email@example.com or 888-522-8371.
Melissa Yangi ’03
Melissa Yanagi is currently Head of Asset Management for WS Development, responsible for the WS Development portfolio of properties’ day to day operations. She also leads the company’s ancillary income efforts as well as other various new business initiatives. Previously, Melissa held roles at Wayfair as the Director of 3D Visualization, responsible for the strategy and execution behind Wayfair’s entrance into the world of 3D modeling, revolutionizing the imagery and shopping experience available to Wayfair’s customers, and as the Director of B2B Marketing where she launched and grew the department. Prior to joining Wayfair, Melissa spent 6 years at Staples working in a variety of roles from Senior Labor Analyst to Manger of Store Operations to Director of Category Management. Early in her career, Melissa participated in the Citigroup Sales & Trading Analyst program on Wall Street. Melissa is a graduate of Bates College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Math. She also holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Melissa lives in Boston’s South End with her husband and 3 young boys.
Yanni Tsipis is Senior Vice President – Seaport at WS Development in Boston and oversees the company’s Seaport Square project, a 7.7 million square foot mixed-use development currently underway in Boston’s Seaport District. Prior to his tenure at WS, Yanni spent nearly 15 years at Colliers International after completing undergraduate and graduate studies at MIT in civil engineering and planning. At Colliers, Yanni focused his work on managing large-scale urban development and historic rehabilitation projects. His project experience at Colliers included multiple commercial, multifamily residential, hotel, and other project types, and spanned over $2 billion of development projects, all in the City of Boston. Yanni lives in Westwood and has written four books about the history of the city’s transportation infrastructure. He serves on numerous non-profit boards and is a past member of the Boston Landmarks Commission.
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