Affordable Housing Finance has selected four individuals 40 and younger who are playing vital roles in the creation and preservation of affordable housing as well as overseeing investment in the residents who reside in these developments.
Our 2020 Young Leaders include a broker, a public housing official, a finance leader, and a resident champion. Since 2008, AHF has been honoring young men and women who are helping to build organizations and finding innovative ways to deliver affordable housing. The Young Leader award was created as a way to celebrate and support the development of a new generation of leaders.
This year’s Young Leaders are:
Seth Barnett: A senior national director and member of the executive team at Affordable Housing Advisors, a specialty group within Marcus & Millichap, Barnett has been responsible for the sale of more than 60,000 government-subsidized apartments in 39 states.
Jared Cummer: Cummer is director of asset management and housing finance at the Seattle Housing Authority, working on large bond issuances and structuring low-income housing tax credit deals related to the agency’s ambitious redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.
Dwayne George: George brings 15 years of diverse production, underwriting, and management experience to his new role at as executive vice president and national head of production at Merchants Capital. Prior to joining the production team, George was senior director of Targeted Affordable Housing production for Freddie Mac.
Julianna Stuart: As POAH Communities’ vice president of community impact, Stuart manages the strategy and operations of the nonprofit’s portfolio-wide approach to investing in the residents, including the Family Self-Sufficiency program that enables Department of Housing and Urban Development-assisted families build assets and achieve their personal and financial goals.
You can read more about the 2020 Young Leaders in the November/December issue of Affordable Housing Finance. They also will be honored during the AHF Live virtual conference, Nov. 16-19.