Current Board Members
Buwa Binitie – Chairman
Mr. Binitie is the Founder and Managing Principal of Dantes Partners, LLC. The firm specializes in financing community development transactions with a focus on preserving and developing affordable and workforce housing. Under Mr. Binitie’s leadership, the firm has financed and created over 1,000 units in the District of Columbia. As Project Consultant to then Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Neil Albert, Mr. Binite executed the New Communities Initiative designed to redevelop public housing communities into mixed-income neighborhoods.
His work as a consultant includes advising the Neighborhood Development Company (“NDC”) on the construction of a 72-unit, 100% affordable apartment building along Georgia Ave, Northwest. For three years he also served as Development Manager at NDC where he managed projects from the conception through construction phases. Mr. Binite has been a consultant to various Fortune 1000 companies including Accenture, AIG, Fleet National Bank, Ford Motor Company and Verizon , while he served as the Project Manager, Quality Control at Real Estate Resource Group, LLC.
Mr. Binite 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.
Bryan “Scottie” Irving – Member
Mr. Irving’s passion for real estate began as a child cleaning apartments owned by his grandfather in Washington, D.C. Today he is the Principal and Founder of Blue Skye Development and Construction Company. The firm focuses on projects for government, residential and commercial clients in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Blue Skye’s range of services includes construction management, general contracting and advisory services. Mr. Irving demonstrates his commitment to affordable housing through his business practices. His company is partnering with Donatelli Development to build 700 affordable apartment units.
Prior to launching Blue Skye Development, Mr. Irving was the Principal at Arena Development for five years. During his tenure he oversaw the construction and development of commercial and residential properties, including a condo conversion for first-time Washington, D.C. homebuyers.
Mr. Irving’s early career experience includes teaching history at Booker T. Washington Public Charter School, in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Central State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.
Stanley Jackson – Member
Mr. Stanley Jackson is the President and CEO of the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, a leading District of Columbia non-profit economic development organization. His first tenure on the DCHFA Board of Directors began in November, 2012. Mr. Jackson completed a two year term. In December 2013, he returned to the Board for a second two year term. July 2016 was the start of Mr. Jackson's third period of service on DCHFA's board.
Mr. Jackson has over 30 years of housing and economic development experience serving in key public leadership roles, including Director of the District of Columbia Customer Service and Real Property Assessment Services Administration; Chief of Staff to the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO); Director of the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD); District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED); and Acting President of the University of the District of Columbia.
As Director of DHCD, Mr. Jackson oversaw a $250 million budget, and spearheaded the District’s participation in the development of over 6,700 units of newly constructed and rehabilitated affordable housing for seniors, special needs, and very low-to-moderate income District residents.
During his tenure as Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Mr. Jackson oversaw the creation of the Site Acquisition Funding Initiative, a low-cost source of revolving site-acquisition and predevelopment funds for non-profit developers. As Deputy Mayor, Mr. Jackson also directed the District’s participation in the development of $2.5 billion in residential, commercial, and entertainment development in downtown District of Columbia, representing the revitalization of the city’s geographic core.
Mr. Jackson is a graduate of Fayetteville State University/UNC Fayetteville (B.S., Business Administration), and Howard University Graduate School (Business Administration 2yrs). He has also completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Jackson has been a resident of the District of Columbia for more than four (4) decades, and currently resides in the Ward 8 community.
Sheila Miller – Member
Ms. Sheila Miller is the Vice President of Multifamily and 55+ Housing Industry at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). At NAHB, Ms. Miller provides leadership and direction for the Multifamily Division, including overseeing and managing the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board as well as member recruitment and marketing for the Multifamily and 55+ councils.
Ms. Miller’s vast experience in the multifamily industry includes both public and private sector engagement. Prior to joining NAHB, Ms. Miller worked at Fannie Mae for nearly 18 years, where she held various positions in the Multifamily Mortgage Business division. She served as a Director of the Fannie Mae American Communities Fund Tax Credit program, Director of Community Investments, Project Manager for the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Program HFA Financial Assistance which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Ms. Miller was also the Chief of Staff for the Executive Vice President of Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Mortgage Business and was responsible for coordinating and executing division-wide strategic initiatives.
The last position Ms. Miller held at Fannie Mae was the Director of Seniors Housing Loan Production and Lender Relationships. In that capacity she was responsible for the day-to-day oversight and strategic direction of the seniors housing loan production platform as well as structuring and negotiating seniors housing loans and credit facilities. As the Director, Ms. Miller personally negotiated and closed over $1 billion in seniors housing loan transactions between 2014 and 2015.
Ms. Miller is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is a graduate of Howard University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Ms. Miller is a native Washingtonian. She grew up in and remains a resident of Ward 5.