Melanie French

Melanie French

EVP of Construction Client Services

Contributions at Cortland

Melanie drives the creation of enhanced levels of service, communication, and transparency between the construction, operations, and investments teams for Cortland and for third-party clients, as well as oversees Cortland Build's labor and interior renovation services. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in the multifamily industry, Melanie helps advance the company's efforts to build a world-class, multifamily construction platform.

Experience + Education

  • Senior VP, Property Operations & HR, CompassRock Real Estate
  • Senior VP, Property Operations, Aimco
  • Senior VP, Human Resources, Aimco
  • Certified Property Manager
  • Certified Master Trainer and Facilitator, DDA International
  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, HRCI
  • Certified Occupancy Specialist


  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • OpTech Committee Member, National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)