HDC MidAtlantic Names COO
Tammie Fitzpatrick has been promoted to chief operating officer at HDC MidAtlantic, a nonprofit that owns and/or manages more than 3,400 affordable homes and serves nearly 5,000 residents in 72 communities in urban, suburban, and rural areas across Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
In her new role, Fitzpatrick will facilitate the development and implementation of theorganization’s strategic plan and annual work plans, leading the coordination of departmental goal setting and execution, building staff capacity, managing long-term complex projects, and providing leadership to the property management, resident services, and human resources departments. Previously director of real estate operations, Fitzpatrick will be a key member of HDC’s leadership team.
She has worked in real estate development for more than 15 years. Prior to joining HDC, Fitzpatrick worked at Community Basics, LeFevre Funk Architects, andMiranda Architects.
McClain Becomes HUD Assistant Secretary
Kimberly A. McClain has been sworn in as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental relations. She was confirmed by the Senate in December.
McClain most recently served in the Biden-Harris administration as deputy assistant secretary for congressional and legislative affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with over 25 years of experience, including leading congressional strategy for the Air Force, specializing in political affairs for the Joint Staff, and working in policy development at the Department of Defense.
Price Resigns from Florida Housing
Trey Price is resigning as executive director of Florida Housing Finance Corp., effective Feb. 1.
He joined the state housing finance agency in 2017 and was critical in several notable achievements, including working alongside state and local leaders to assist Floridians with long-term housing solutions after Hurricanes Irma, Michael, and Ian.
Price also oversaw the implementation of the Construction Housing Inflation Response Program to support and work with property owners and developers to protect projects in Florida Housing’s development pipeline that were experiencing cost increases related to market inflation. Without this program more than 65 projects representing 7,400 units would have been at risk. Instead, developments received supplemental funding to fill the gap and will begin construction over the coming months to help meet the statewide demand for affordable rental units, said officials.
Prior to joining Florida Housing, Price had his own firm, Price Point Strategies, and had previously represented Florida Realtors in Tallahassee for more than 14 years.
Tiber Hudson Adds to Team
Jonathan H. Peyton has joined Tiber Hudson, where he will co-lead the Washington, D.C.-based law firm’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lending practice and help expand its capacity to meet the needs of HUD-approved lenders in all types of multifamily financings, including Sections 232, 221(d)(4), and 223(f)(a)(7) programs.
Peyton focuses his practice in the areas of commercial lending and real estate development, with a concentration on representation of lenders and borrowers involved in FHA-insured loan transactions. He regularly represents lenders in complex affordable housing transactions involving low-income housing tax credits, multifamily housing bonds, subordinate loans, and HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program. Prior to joining Tiber Hudson, Peyton has been involved in loan closings in 48 states and Puerto Rico.
Enterprise Residential Makes Key Moves
Enterprise Residential, the property management arm of Enterprise Community Development, has announced several promotions and a new hire following an organizational restructuring aimed at enhancing and expanding its residential support services.
Kevin Seawright has joined the firm as a vice president of operations, specifically overseeing the company’s emerging and transitional portfolio, including communities under rehab and new-construction communities in lease-up. With more than 20 years of experience, Seawright is an operations leader who has managed resources at several municipal, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations. After more than a decade of public service, Seawright transitioned into the private sector, fulfilling various operational director roles in Washington, D.C., before joining Enterprise Residential.
JR Jean-Paul, who joined Enterprise Residential in 2018, has been promoted to vice president of operations, responsible for the overall performance of the company’s portfolio of stabilized communities. During his time with Enterprise, Jean-Paul has been involved with the onboarding and oversight of new properties, has been an active member of the policy and procedures committee, and is a strong advocate for Enterprise Residential associates and residents. Prior to joining Enterprise, Jean-Paul spent 12 years at Columbus Property Management, progressing to director of property management.
A founding member of Enterprise Residential, Monica Areford will transition to the newly created role of vice president of shared services to oversee the growing support services provided to site teams. Areford will utilize her deep history in property management across various states and jurisdictions to oversee the Enterprise Residential teams in compliance, engineering, learning and development, marketing, and Yardi support. She will also lead work around culture in conjunction with other parts of Enterprise Community Development.
Also a founding member of Enterprise Residential, Tory Graves will transition to the newly created position of assistant vice president of resident experience. In her new role, Graves will lead a team of resident services managers in the delivery of consistent services across Enterprise Residential’s entire portfolio, focused in the core service areas of housing stability, food security, literacy, digital literacy and access, and resident and community engagement. She will work in partnership with Enterprise Community Development’s resident services strategy team to ensure that all residents have access to services that positively impact communities.
Project Access Resources Centers Names VP
Ibeth Echepetelecu has been named vice president of people operations for Project Access Resource Centers, a nonprofit organization based in Orange, California.
Before joining Project Access, Echepetelecu was the head of people for Cadence Kitchen, where she was responsible for talent acquisition, workforce planning, policy development, compensation and benefits administration, and employee relations.
Project Access strives to be a leading provider of on-site health, education, and employment services to families, children, and seniors in affordable housing. This year, it anticipates serving more than 22,500 people.
WinnCompanies Announces Promotions
WinnCompanies, an award-winning national developer and manager of affordable, mixed-income, and market rate apartment communities, has promoted five team members to vice president and senior vice president positions.
Senior vice president promotions include:
· Barbara Breton, who oversees WinnResidential’s operation for 60 properties totaling more than 5,400 units located in Arizona, California, and Illinois. She also oversees the management company’s compliance function for California, the second-largest state in the company’s management portfolio. Breton joined the company in 2019;
· Angela Cisneros, who oversees a diverse portfolio of more than 140 housing properties totaling approximately 11,000 units that stretch from Central California to Northern California. She has more than 18 years of experience in the multifamily housing industry with expertise in subsidy programs;
· Steven DeTore, who oversees business planning for WinnResidential, including the development and joint oversight of the management company’s strategic vision and business plan, corporate resource allocations, new business development, and key business initiatives. DeTore began his career with the company as an intern 20 years ago; and
· Maurice Rondeau, who is responsible for leading large-scale learning and development efforts by WinnCompanies’ residential and corporate teams, including the creation and implementation of learning programs with measurable outcomes and evaluation methodologies. A 25-year veteran in the field, he joined WinnCompanies in 2016.
In addition, Kelly Spangler, who is responsible for addressing organizational changes and challenges as a member of the human resources, learning, and development team, including compensation, HRIS and people analytics, employee relations, performance management, and employee engagement, has been promoted to vice president. She joined the company in 2014.