Bob Youngentob


EYA President Bob Youngentob grew up in Montgomery County. After working with development companies including JBG Companies and Holladay Corp, Bob co-founded the Bethesda based company with Terry Eakin in 1992. EYA was established with the vision of building innovative urban neighborhoods to the highest standards. The company has made its name and reputation by creating high-quality, lifestyle friendly, mixed-use residential communities throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area….
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Alazne (Ali) Solis

Ali Solis

As senior vice president and public policy and corporate affairs executive for Enterprise Community Partners, Alazne (Ali) Solis oversees the areas of public policy, communications, marketing and resource development. In this position, she develops and advocates policies to advance the development of affordable housing and sustainable communities with the administration, Congress, state and local policy stakeholders and other national industry partners. In addition, she heads the fundraising efforts and oversees the organization’s internal and external communications and marketing functions….
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Richard “Rick” Rosan


Richard M. Rosan is the President of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Urban Land Institute. ULI is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by nearly 35,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide…
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Nic Retsinas


Nicolas P. Retsinas is a Senior Lecturer in Real Estate at the Harvard Business School where he teaches courses in housing finance and real estate in frontier markets. Mr. Retsinas is also Director Emeritus of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, a collaborative venture of the Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Lecturer in Housing Studies at the Graduate School of Design….
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Susan Powers


Susan Powers is the President of Urban Ventures, LLC, an eleven year old real estate development company in Denver which focuses its efforts in urban neighborhoods close to the core of downtown. In each development there is an emphasis on community building in the context of social, environmental and economic viability. Special interests include historic renovation, development of affordable housing, student housing, modular housing and unusual mixed use projects. For the previous eighteen years Ms. Powers held positions with public redevelopment agencies in Colorado. She is active with a variety of civic organizations and is the Chair of the Board of the Urban Land Conservancy, Board member of the Colorado Historical Foundation, and Downtown Denver Inc (DDI), Executive Committee member of ULI-Colorado and serves on The Mayor’s Housing Plan Task Force for the City of Denver. She co-chairs the ULI-Enterprise Workforce Housing Initiative….
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Peter Pappas


Peter founded Pappas Properties in 1999 after seven years as partner at The Harris Group. While there, Pappas led his team in developing a number of successful projects including Phillips Place; Ballantyne, a 2,000-acre mixed-use community; Morrocroft, a 178-acre multi-use project; and 330 South Tryon. Prior to The Harris Group, Pappas was a vice president with The Bissell Companies and president of its land development subsidiary, Investment Mortgage Company….
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