Mary Jane Jagodzinski

SVP, Development

Mary Jane Jagodzinski joined BRIDGE Housing as Senior Vice President of Development in July 2023. She is responsible for leading real estate development in Southern California and Washington.

In her 19-year career in affordable housing development with Community HousingWorks, Ms. Jagodzinski served as Senior Vice President and led development and acquisition of 3,400 affordable apartments, expanding the company’s footprint across California and into Texas. Her developments were nationally recognized for innovation in sustainability, design, and finance, including awards such as a ULI Award of Excellence and a Novogradac award for Innovative HUD Finance.

Prior to working in affordable housing development, Ms. Jagodzinski’s experience included: regional head of Bedford Properties’ commercial development group; Vice President of Project Resources, Inc. providing advisory services to the financial and investment industries; and entitlement consultant for several large master plan developments. Previously, she held senior positions with the State of California, including appointment as the first Executive Director of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC), and Principal at the California Assembly Ways and Means Committee as the fiscal committee’s expert on taxation, bonds, and housing.

Ms. Jagodzinski received her B.A. in Economics from California State University, Sacramento, and her MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Housing Federation, where she previously served as Board President; and is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and serves on the Urban Revitalization national product council.