Senior Vice President, Project Operations, Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing | Matching Gift Sponsor: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing
Beginning in a junior role and growing to senior vice president at Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd., Michelle DesRosiers has always had a passion for homes. “Seeing the excitement and joy a new home brings to people is why I do what I do,” she says.
Fifth Avenue’s mission is expressed in the simple phrase: Bringing People Home. This includes supporting those at risk or most in need in the communities they serve. While their main business is selling homes, they also have a prominent give back program. The Options’ affordable housing project is in perfect alignment with their mission of “Bringing People Home” and is also in their own backyard.
Michelle feels having affordable housing options within any community is important, so it is integrated and welcoming. This contributes to the growth of the community and economic state, since purchasing stays in the community, residents utilize community services and they contribute to the economic impact.
Though people may never know about her involvement in this Options’ affordable housing project, it’s the joy this initiative is going to bring so many lives that excites her. Knowing a family has been given an opportunity they may not otherwise have had gives Michelle peace. It keeps life in perspective for her.
support Michelle & the 50 women of options campaign
“The same as food or water, everyone deserves a safe space to retreat to. Unfortunately, it’s not within reach for many. Housing is essential and I believe it’s important to support initiatives that work towards offering accessible housing to both individuals and families alike.”