Gayle Filo named president of R Home Communities

Filo leads the Baltimore-based property management company, a subsidiary of Enterprise Community Development, serving nearly 14,000 families throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia

BALTIMORE (July 16, 2019) – After a nationwide search, Gayle Filo has been named president of R Home Communities, a property management subsidiary of Enterprise Community Development (ECD), based in Baltimore. In her new role, Filo will work under the leadership of Brian McLaughlin, recently named president and CEO of ECD.

ECD is a new organization that brings together two of the Mid-Atlantic’s leading community development organizations: Community Preservation Development Corporation (CPDC) and Enterprise Homes, Inc. and will serve more than 100 properties with nearly 14,000 homes across the region. Under ECD, R Home Communities will bring a resident-first focus to more than 80 affordable housing, workforce housing and market-rate communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Filo brings 30 years of experience in affordable, market-rate and commercial property management to her new role as president, which she began on July 15. She succeeds senior vice president Diane Edwards. 

Prior to joining R Home Communities in January of 2019, Filo was vice president of operations for Pennrose Properties, where she oversaw 63 properties in six market areas. An active board member for the Institute of Real Estate Management, she has also served as senior vice president at Wood Residential Services, where she was responsible for more than 3,000 new homes and 3,100 stabilized homes in seven markets from Boston to South Florida to East Texas. Filo holds a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and several industry certifications including Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

“Gayle’s experience working directly with residents anchor R Home’s mission in the community with a focus on delivering an unparalleled experience for residents and a bridge to a better life through affordable housing,” said McLaughlin. “We look forward to her leadership of R Home Communities as we build on CPDC’s and Enterprise Homes’ legacies of creating well-designed, affordable homes connected to quality services, health care, education, jobs and transportation.”