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Apr 14, 2016

Northland Names Jay Babbitt as Corporate Director of HR

Babbitt to cultivate people strategy and elevate Northland’s position as employer of choice

NEWTON, MA (April 14, 2016)Northland Investment Corporation, one of the top multifamily owner and operators in the U.S., has named Jay Babbitt as Corporate Director of Human Resources. Babbitt will leverage his 15 years of experience to lead Northland’s human resources operations.

Prior to joining Northland, Babbitt worked for InterContinental Hotels Group for nine years, based at the InterContinental Boston where he served as Director of Human Resources and was responsible for the successful opening of the 4-diamond award-winning luxury hotel. He has also worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and The Flatley Company in various HR roles.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Northland leadership team,” said Babbitt. “I look forward to making a positive impact on our employees and developing our core values.”

In Babbitt’s role he will lead the HR team that supports over 550 employees, fostering a community-focused work environment. Jay’s responsibilities will include oversight and direction of all aspects of the human resources function, and review of best practices as it applies to organizational development, performance management, and employee relations.

Babbitt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo and attended graduate schools at Boston College and Cornell University.  He has been recognized by the HR Certification Institute and is currently certified as a Senior HR Professional.

Babbitt is an active participant on employer advisory committees with community based organizations including Operation ABLE, International Institute of Boston, and Best Corp.  He has also served as guest lecturer at Boston University.  He lives in Framingham, MA.