DCHFA Board of Directors

  • 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.

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