VP of Development
Coming from a professional background in economic development and urban planning, Bill Luster brings over thirty years of experience in municipal government and real estate development. Bill began his involvement at Charing Cross Realty Trust in 1996 and has continued to work with CCRT on each of the developments they undertake (over the past twenty-one years). In addition Bill brings a strong background in MA 40B, subsidized housing and State real estate development programs to the Charing Cross holdings (see attached list) that have been developed by CCRT.
Having worked as the Director of Planning and Community Development in Salem and Lawrence, Massachusetts, Mr. Luster has direct experience coordinating large-scale public and private development projects. In addition to his responsibilities as Planning Director, in each community he managed extensive school building campaigns, siting and building a number of new or expanded schools. A hands-on planner, Mr. Luster has a strong interest in job creation, economic development, transportation and community development.
In 1996 Bill received a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University (John F. Kennedy School of Government) and has an undergraduate degree in Geography (Urban Economics) from Salem State College’s highly regarded Geography Department.
Bill and his wife Kemith reside in Salem, Massachusetts with their four (4) children Emma, Kit, Lucy & William.