Neale to Lead Virginia Housing

Tammy Neale has been appointed CEO of Virginia Housing, effective April 1.

Tammy Neale
Tammy Neale

An executive at the agency with 39 years of service, she has served as chief of programs for the past three years.Neale has led efforts including enterprisewide planning, organizational development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives to support Virginia Housing’s mission of increasing access to affordable, quality housing opportunities.

She began her career with the agency as a post-closing paralegal in 1985 and has served as strategic planning leader, managing director of human resources, managing director and chief learning officer, and chief of staff.

Neale takes the helm of Virginia Housing from longtime leader Susan Dewey, who announced her plans to retire last year.

Enterprise Community Development Appoints President

Janine Lind will become president of Enterprise Community Development (ECD), starting April 29.

Janine Lind
Janine Lind

The industry veteran will lead the organization’s high-impact residential development, preservation, asset and property management, and resident services work as well as its $1.4 billion portfolio of 115 communities serving 24,000 residents.

Lind has served in leadership roles at housing providers with portfolios ranging from 15,000 to 40,000 homes across 28 states, including substantial experience in the Mid-Atlantic. Most recently, she served as MidPen Housing Corp.’s first-ever chief operating officer, where she oversaw the nonprofit organization’s work to develop and manage high-quality affordable housing in Northern California.

Lind is the founder of the Permanent Supportive Housing Coalition, a Bay Area group of eight nonprofits focused on driving systems and policy change. She also is a board and advisory member of the Housing Partners Insurance Exchange and has been a member of the National Apartment Association and the National Multifamily Housing Council. She previously served as the vice chair of the Affordable Housing Management Association’s legislative and regulatory affairs committees.

An affiliate of Enterprise Community Partners, ECD is a leading nonprofit owner and developer of affordable homes in the Mid-Atlantic.

Housing on Merit Names CEO

Jaymie Beckett has been appointed CEO of Housing on Merit (HoM), a nonprofit affordable housing organized based in Los Angeles.

Jaymie Becket
Jaymie Becket

She will lead all aspects of HoM, including strategic planning, fundraising, program development, financial management, and staff management.

Beckett began her career at Deutsche Bank in real estate investment banking, later transitioning to a role at Related Capital. Following her time at Related Capital, she attended the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she was awarded the prestigious ULI Kenneth M. Good Graduate Student Fellowship. After graduating with an MBA, she co-founded AJ Capital Partners, a real estate operating business with a focus on the hospitality sector.

Since 2021, HoM has increased its unit count by 56% with over 10,300 affordable units spanning California, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. HoM provides essential services to more than 28,000 residents based on individual resident and community needs.

Greg Buckley
Joe Hernandez Photography Greg Buckley

FTK Construction Services Announces Moves

Riley Goodman
Joe Hernandez Photography Riley Goodman

Greg Buckley has been named president of FTK Construction Services, a nationwide contractor specializing in affordable housing.

He will provide strategic direction and oversight of FTK’s three divisions: affordable housing projects, market-rate renovations, and insurance restoration projects. Buckley takes over his new position after serving as the firm’s vice president of construction services for the last three years, during which he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of preconstruction and production, averaging 250 projects annually. Buckley began his career with FTK in 2011 as a senior portfolio manager.

Riley Goodman has been promoted to vice president of finance and information technology. He will oversee all financial operations for the company along with IT operations and systems for preconstruction, production, and administration. He previously served as director of financial operations.

Tim Gibbs
Joe Hernandez Photography Tim Gibbs

Tim Gibbs has been promoted to vice president of business development. He has been with the company since 2007. To date, his business development efforts for FTK in the multifamily space have been focused on market-rate projects and insurance restorations. Most notably, Gibbs headed up FTK’s disaster services division. With his role, he will expand his responsibilities to include all revenue silos.

WSHFC Appoints DEI Director

Nashika Stanbro has joined the Washington State Housing Finance Commission as its first diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) director.

Nashika Stanbro
Jamie Sheffler Nashika Stanbro

As a member of the senior leadership team and reporting directly to the executive director, Stanbro will cultivate DEI as foundational principles across the commission and provide key leadership in implementing anti-racist strategies.

Most recently, Stanbro was manager of DEI at Community Transit in Washington’s Snohomish County, developing strategies and initiatives in support of more than 800 employees.

NeighborWorks America Names General Counsel

Nakeasha L. Sanders-Small has been appointed general counsel and corporate secretary of NeighborWorks America.

Sanders-Small joins the organization with more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as general counsel at the Department of For-Hire Vehicles in the District of Columbia, where she provided legal, policy, and programmatic advice on operations, human resources and personnel matters, as well as various legal issues. She served as the agency ethics officer and provided preemptive and corrective risk management. Prior to that role, she served as the interim general counsel for the District’s Department of Public Works.

Rockabill Adds Vice President with Upstate NY Focus

Patrick Pinkerton
Patrick Pinkerton

Patrick Pinkerton has joined affordable housing developer and consulting firm Rockabill as a vice president to its Western New York-based team.

He will be engaged in all facets of deal structuring and execution for Rockabill’s expanding upstate New York portfolio.

Prior to joining Rockabill, Pinkerton served as director of development for a regional nonprofit affordable housing developer. He also has experience working in the public sector as deputy director of development services for the town of Irondequoit, New York.

Tredway Appoints New Associate to Investments Team

Justin Crell has been named an investment associate to Tredway’s New York City-based team.

Justin Crell
Justin Crell

Crell will be responsible for the management of the affordable and mixed-income real estate developer’s portfolio, including executing the respective business plans for its properties to meet the firm’s social impact, financial, and public-private partnership objectives.

Prior to joining Tredway, Crell worked at Tribeca Investment Group as the firm’s asset manager and was involved in the underwriting of potential acquisitions. He started his career at Capital One as an underwriter on the affordable housing team.

DCHFA Adds to Team

David Walker
David Walker

David Walker has joined the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) as a senior asset manager in the portfolio and asset management department. Walker’s role includes overseeing the property management, financial performance, and business plan execution for a set of assets within the agency’s portfolio.

Prior to his appointment at DCHFA, Walker was an asset manager at Federal Capital Partners and Blackfin Real Estate Investors, based out of Arlington, Virginia.