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Ciere Boatright

Vice President, Real Estate & Inclusion | Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc.

"I envision a City where all neighborhoods have access to quality schools, resources and jobs and youth throughout the City have equal access to opportunities; I envision a City that strategically invests in its’ most underserved communities. I’ll continue to advance this vision through advocacy and equitable development."


Undergraduate Degree: Hamilton College, '05

Fun fact: Dancing is my stress reliever-a little Beyonce' and few moves and I can conquer anything.

Ciere Boatright is the Vice President, Real Estate and Inclusion for Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc. Since joining Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) in 2013, Ciere has managed the planning and development of new projects, including Pullman Park, the 180-acre mixed use site at 111th Street and I-94, where CNI has coordinated over $280 million of new investment and created nearly 1,300 new jobs. In addition to planning and development, Ciere has been instrumental in leading CNI’s community engagement process. By forging positive relationships with community groups, community members, she fostered widespread support for: Artspace, an innovative new work/live space now under construction; the new Whole Foods Distribution Center in Pullman; a new Mariano’s in Bronzeville; and a new community center in Pullman, the largest year-round, indoor athletic complex of its kind in the region. Ciere spearheads CNI’s efforts for diversity and inclusion: Through her management and project oversight, CNI has achieved between 30 to 50 percent minority business enterprise contractor participation in its projects.

Active in the civic space, Ciere serves as a Commissioner for the Roseland Medical District. Ciere also serves on the executive board of ULI Chicago’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and is a Link Unlimited Sponsor. Ciere received a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master’s in Urban Planning at University of Illinois Chicago in 2016.

Ciere was recently recognized as one of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate.