This year’s Young Leaders showcase the top rising entrepreneurs, developers, finance executives, and other stakeholders shaping the affordable housing industry.
The nine young men and women being recognized this year include Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel, founders of the fintech company Esusu, and Alexandra Nassau-Brownstone, a vice president at Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future.
Four Young Leaders are involved in development—Hollis Fitch, CEO of Fitch Irick Corp.; Sydne Garchik, president of MRK Partners; Jessica Mackenzie, director of capital markets at Standard Communities; and Jenny Wu, managing director of development at Jonathan Rose Cos.
Rounding out the group are two finance executives—Suzie Cope, a managing director at Lument, and John E. Gilmore IV, a managing director at Walker & Dunlop.
AHF’s Young Leader award was established in 2008 as a way to celebrate and support the development of the next generation of change makers. Recipients are 40 or younger. This year’s group will be recognized at AHF Live: The Affordable Housing Developers Summit, Nov. 14-16, in Chicago.