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.

 

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

• Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, Washington, DC

• 770 C Street, Washington, DC

• West End (Square 50), Washington, DC

• Girard Street Apartments, Washington, DC

• CityMarket at O Street, Washington, DC

• Justice Park Apartments, Washington, DC

 

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

• B.S., New York University

• M.S., Real Estate Development, Johns Hopkins University

• Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2016

• 2015 Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leaders Awardee

• 2010 African American Real Estate Professionals’ Economic Development Awardee

• Alumnus, Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Apprenticeship Program