Mary Jane Jagodzinski
Mary Jane Jagodzinski joined Bridge Housing as Senior Vice President of Development – SoCal in July 2023. In this role, she is responsible for real estate development in the Southern California region.
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 a footprint across California and in Texas. Developments were nationally recognized for innovation in sustainability, design, and finance, including awards such as a ULI Award of Excellence and a Novogradac award.
Prior to affordable housing development, Ms. Jagodzinski’s experience included: regional head of Bedford Properties commercial development group where, in joint ventures with an institutional investor she developed over 500,000 sf of retail, office, hotel and mixed-use projects; 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 the first Executive Director of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC), and Principal at Assembly Ways and Means Committee as fiscal committee expert on taxation, bonds, and housing.
Mary Jane Jagodzinski received her Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from California State University, Sacramento, and her master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She served as member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Housing Federation including two elected terms as Board President; is a member of the Urban Land Institute, where she serves on the Urban Revitalization Council; and is a member of Lambda Alpha International. She has presented nationally as an invited speaker and task force member on affordable housing and sustainability.