BUWA BINITIE

Buwa Binitie, a Director since 2019, is currently a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Business & Community Development Committee. Mr. Binitie, as managing principal of Dantes Partners, 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 need 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 $300 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 1000 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, Biz Now, 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 Association (DCBIA).

Mr. Binitie received an M.S. in Real Estate Development from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and a B.S. in Education from New York University in 2000. Mr. Binitie is also an alumnus of the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Apprenticeship Program.

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