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A Conversation With Jair Lynch

Jair Lynch

Meet Jair Lynch

Jair Lynch is president and CEO of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, which imagines and executes distinctive mixed-use projects for investors and a distinguished list of public, private and non-profit clients.

Lynch has more than 20 years of experience as an investor and advisor, including projects in Silicon Valley and the Washington, DC region. Since founding the firm in 1998, he has completed more than $1 billion worth of projects, with an additional 1.8 million square feet in the pipeline. These include urban infill residential, commercial, retail and institutional projects involving new construction, renovation, and historic preservation. He is a driving force for urban regeneration, working in walkable urban places to empower people, develop place and create prosperity.

Meet Buwa Binitie

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 $400 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 1200 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 Association (DCBIA). His firm Dantes Partners, currently has $450M consisting of approximately 1300 units in the pipeline.


March 21, 2019
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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