Full Circle Names President and CEO

Joshua Wilmoth has been appointed president and CEO of Full Circle Communities in Chicago.

Joshua Wilmoth
Joshua Wilmoth

The move comes after the retirement of David Gottlieb, the founding executive director, and a yearlong transition plan for the affordable housing development firm.

Wilmoth joined Full Circle in 2008 and has been the head of real estate development and property management. His experience in translating Full Circle’s mission into practice was heavily factored into the board of directors’ decision-making process.

Prior to joining Full Circle, Wilmoth had been a regional supervisor for Metroplex and got his start in affordable housing development in 1999 at Thomas Safran & Associates in Los Angeles.

Full Circle is a nonprofit with the mission of expanding access to affordable housing through preservation and development, thoughtful design, and the provision of significant and targeted services. Full Circle dedicates 75% of its project cash flow to providing services for their residents.

The organization recently completed a 25-unit senior development in Richmond, Ill., received a funding allocation for the creation of affordable housing for veterans and persons with disabilities in Dubuque, Iowa, and has in its development pipeline more than 300 additional units in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan.

Travois Expands Team

Travois has announced that eva kathleen schulte has joined the organization as vice president for economic opportunity, a newly created position.

eva kathleen schulte
eva kathleen schulte

She brings over 12 years of nonprofit executive leadership, as the recent president and CEO of Communities Creating Opportunity, and 20 years of public policy, community organizing, and economic development experience.

She will work closely with the Travois team to analyze the changing political environment and support policy, advocacy, and equity initiatives on behalf of Native communities. She will work with the New Markets team to leverage strategic partnerships and bring new resources and impact investments to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.

This year, schulte received the Kansas City Health Commission’s Agitator award for her leadership in advancing systemic change to increase life expectancy in high unemployment ZIP codes.

Travois works on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities

BRIDGE Housing Names Compliance VP

Joanna Yong has been promoted to vice president of compliance by BRIDGE Housing, a nationally recognized nonprofit developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing. Previously, Yong had been director of asset management.

In her new role, she oversees an asset management team that is responsible for ongoing compliance for BRIDGE’s portfolio of more than 11,000 apartments, with responsibility for occupancy; marketing/lease up; waitlist management; agency, lender, and investor reporting; property tax exemptions; business/operating management; and relevant data administration.

Yong, who first joined San Francisco-based BRIDGE in 1986, has worked for the company across numerous departments, including office management, accounting, IT, and human resources.

Broward County Housing Authority Announces Promotion

Peter S. Jannis has been promoted to CFO of the Broward County (Fla.) Housing Authority (BCHA).

Peter Jannis
Peter Jannis

In his new role, Jannis will oversee the finance department. Prior to his promotion, Jannis had been controller of the BCHA for six years. Jannis also previously served as director of accounting services for Palm Beach County, chief accounting officer for the city of Pittsburgh, and deputy school controller for Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Jannis earned a law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh and an MBA in finance from the University of Miami.

The BCHA serves more than 19,000 Broward County residents each day.

Gilbane Development Promotes Two

Gilbane Development Co. has promoted Russell Broderick to senior vice president and Robert V. Gilbane Jr. to vice president.

Broderick joined Gilbane in 1992 and has experience in managing all aspects of development. He has led the firm's Next Level of Student Housing® platform for the past four years, which has successfully delivered over 5,300 beds with over 5,000 beds in the pipeline.

Gilbane joined the firm in 2012 after working for as an associate analyst and senior associate at Moody’s Investor Services. As senior development manager, he has participated in public-private partnerships including mixed-use developments and affordable housing. In addition to managing relationships with municipalities to acquire special funding, he is also involved with the strategic direction, planning, approval and design of various developments.

Most recently, Gilbane has overseen the development of affordable housing at The Grove at Parkside in Washington, D.C., where he led site identification through occupancy in the first quarter. He is also leading development of West Hyattsville Metro and College Park Metro, two mixed-use, multifamily developments located on Washington D.C.’s Metro rail system.

Walker & Dunlop Adds to Team

Jamie Butler has been hired as managing director in Walker & Dunlop’s capital markets group. Based out of the firm’s headquarters in Bethesda, Md., he is responsible for sourcing equity and debt for development projects and stabilized assets across all property types, with a focus in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Throughout his career, Butler has arranged financing for commercial real estate transactions totaling over $10 billion.

Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Butler had been senior vice president at CBRE in the firm’s capital markets group, where he arranged equity, mezzanine debt, and senior debt through a wide range of capital sources. He was previously vice president in the capital markets group at Cushman & Wakefield.