As vice president for real estate, Maureen Hickey is responsible for real estate, campus planning, and facilities management for Berklee’s extensive 1.2 million square feet of owned and leased facilities. Hickey is leading the development of an updated institutional master plan, the first since the merger in 2016, which will encompass long-range planning consistent with Berklee’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities. She has extensive experience in campus planning, including helping internal stakeholders meet their space and capital project needs, supporting long-range financial planning with multiyear campus investment needs and priorities, and establishing a proactive approach to improve campus accessibility and sustainability.
Hickey comes to Berklee from Northeastern University, where she held critical roles in campus planning and real estate development, including leading a partnership with a private student housing developer to construct a new, 825-bed residence hall on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Prior to Northeastern, she gained experience at Preservation of Affordable Housing and at Harvard University’s Allston Development Group, where she managed real estate acquisition projects. A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, she earned a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.