Jeff Cooper joined DCHFA in 2017 and brings 20 years of experience in asset management, acquisitions, risk management and real estate investment strategy. As Senior Vice President of Portfolio and Asset Management (PAM), Mr. Cooper is responsible for managing a team of real estate professionals in asset management, construction management and compliance. Jeff’s portfolio experiences total well over $6 billion, with a default ratio of less than .25%.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Cooper served as the Vice President, PAM at DCHFA. Before joining the Agency, he served as Chief of Asset Management for Howard County Housing Commission (HCHC), where he was instrumental in acquisitions, increasing cashflow across the HCHC portfolio, improving asset sustainability and played a key role in negotiating favorable renovation contracts. Mr. Cooper also served as Vice President for Wachovia Multifamily Cap., Inc. where he managed Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac secured assets across the U.S. He received special recognition from both GSE’s for risk management. Mr. Cooper has a successful track record in mitigating and managing various levels of risk. While at Wachovia, he was instrumental in new business, client retention and managing a $2 billion multifamily portfolio.
Career experiences include multifamily/residential management, various phases of mortgage banking/servicing, acquisition and construction monitoring/management and building strong partnerships with various property management firms for the purpose of asset preservation and improving cashflow. Mr. Cooper is most proud of working with smart people throughout his career and playing a role in providing housing.
Mr. Cooper is a member of the Board of Directors of the African American Real Estate Professionals of D.C. and is an active member of Urban Land Institute. He has earned certifications from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) in multifamily real estate. Mr. Cooper holds a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Elizabeth City State University.