He is a past president of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and a member of the Executive Committee for the National Multi-Housing Council, where he was past chair of their Workforce Housing Committee. Mr. Curtis serves on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Board of Trustees and formerly served as the 2006 chairman of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. In addition, Mr. Curtis co-founded New Lease, a non-profit based in Boston that provides a clearinghouse of affordable housing units for families staying in state- funded shelters and motels throughout Massachusetts.