DCHFA Board of Directors

  • Buwa Binitie Chairman

    As Managing Principal of Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie directs the acquisition, development, management and financial activities of the firm. Mr. Binitie has an extensive tax credit financing experience (LIHTC, NMTC and HTC) and has closed on financing from nearly every public capital source available including HOME, HPTF, NSP, CDBG and NIF.

    Mr. Binitie maintains a narrow focus on creatively structuring deals that strive to address the needs of his clients, community stakeholders as well as various government agency partners.  By narrowly focusing on efficiently financing community development transactions, Mr. Binitie has been successful in adding value beyond the numbers.  Mr. Binitie’s career is underscored by a commitment to creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing. To this end, Since founding Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie and his team have closed over $750 million of unconventional real estate transactions that utilize low-income tax credits, new market tax credits, tax-exempt bonds and a various other forms of alternative financing. These efforts have led to the creation of over 2100 units of workforce and affordable housing.

    Mr. Binitie speaks regularly at industry focused events. Recent engagements include sessions with The Minority Resource, African-American Real Estate Professionals, Bisnow, DC Building Industry Association, Georgetown University, University of Maryland – Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development and the Howard University Real Estate Club. Mr. Binitie is currently the Chair of the DC Housing Finance Agency and a Board Member for the DC Building Industry

    Mr. Binitie holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from New York University.  He is a graduate of The Real Estate Associates Program and earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Stephen M. Green Vice Chairman

    As the Chief Operating Officer of The NHP Foundation, Mr. Green oversees the acquisition, financing and development of affordable and mixed-income residential property. The foundation owns 6,500 units and acquires and/or develops 750-1000 units per year in 12 markets throughout the United States, including the District of Columbia.

    Mr. Green’s experience as a senior executive in real estate and economic development is extensive and includes positions in the public and private sectors. For two years Mr. Green was the Director of the Office of Capital Programs at the District of Columbia Housing Authority, where he was responsible for a $20 million capital investment and construction program. For five years, Mr. Green held the position of Senior Vice President of Acquisition at William C. Smith Company. In this role he developed a seven site master plan for mixed-income residential units and commercial projects.

    In the administration of former Washington, D. C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Mr. Green served as the Director of Development. He negotiated more than $2 billion in economic development projects, most notably a headquarters hotel for the Washington Convention Center and the successful negotiation with Major League Baseball that returned professional baseball to the District of Columbia and the construction of Nationals Park.

    Mr. Green studied at Yale University and has been a guest lecturer at the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association as well as several universities.

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