Monica Parikh is the Deputy Director of LOCUS. She works to expand the program’s network of real estate developers, investors, and advocates. She also serves as a national policy strategist and helps bring together leaders in the responsible real estate industry.
Prior to joining LOCUS in 2016, Monica was a principal and consultant for real estate advisors to institutional investors. She has created investment strategies, negotiated advisory agreements, designed risk management standards, and supervised securities registration and compliance. She has led industry benchmarking, accounting and valuation, performance measurement and reporting initiatives. She was also the executive director of an innovative global health non-profit in telemedicine, securing global health grants, presenting at prestigious global health technology conferences, and implementing administrative protocols in rural health clinics in Uganda.
Monica holds the Counselor of Real Estate designation, awarded to real estate practitioners recognized for their expertise, experience, and ethics in providing advice that influences real estate decisions. Monica attended graduate school at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and received her bachelor’s degree from Seattle University. After years of having large dogs and small children, she’s moved to a very small Havanese pup and (mostly) grown children.
Monica can be reached at mparikh [at] locusdevelopers [dot] org.