Press Release

Aeon welcomes Laura Russ to Leadership Team


Aeon is welcoming Laura Russ to its Leadership Team as its new Vice President of Asset Management. The organization is setting a new strategic plan that will guide its work over the next 10 years. Minnesota is facing an affordable housing crisis. Aeon, a nonprofit developer, owner and manager of almost 6,000 affordable homes in the Twin Cities area, is responding by growing its impact. Russ will offer new perspective and experience during this important time.

Laura Russ, Vice President, Asset Management

Laura Russ comes to Aeon with an extensive background in affordable housing operations. Her experience has been in both consulting and organizational roles. In this work, she combines her detailed knowledge of field operations with systems thinking to find innovative solutions to housing challenges. Over her career, Russ has been responsible for asset management, property management and real estate development for private and nonprofit owners.

Most recently, Russ led the asset management and investor service functions at Thies & Talle Management, a Minneapolis-based multi-family owner/operator. Previously, she led the Business Process Group at WinnResidential, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing managers. Russ has also consulted with various affordable housing organizations through Viva Consulting and her own entity, Pine Street Partners LLC.

”I’m thrilled and grateful to be joining Aeon at this crucial juncture,” says Russ. “Not only is there a need to add affordable housing, but there is also an opportunity to preserve and enhance the quality of the housing and communities we serve. I look forward to working with Aeon and our partners to create communities of choice to uplift residents.” Russ holds a master’s degree from MIT in Housing and Economic Development and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. She is also a licensed Minnesota Real Estate Broker and on the Board of the Minnesota Multi-housing Association.