Vice President - Development
Office: Atlanta, GA
Focus: Identify, conceptualize, finance, entitle, and close new affordable housing developments in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Sean’s focus on new community development extends past ground-breaking to assist with construction, management, lease-up, and stabilization.
Experience: Sean has over 11 years of experience developing affordable housing at for-profit and non-profit companies, along with two and a half years of community economic development experience in local government. Sean is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance from Emory University, a Master of City and Regional Planning in Land Development from Georgia Tech, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Duke University.
Impressive Facts: To date, Sean has developed over 2,100 units of new affordable housing (both 4% and 9% LIHTC) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. While in local government, Sean developed over one million square feet of new industrial and educational space in northeast Georgia and secured federal funding to expand fiber optics infrastructure while retaining and growing existing employers in the community.
Fun Stuff: In his free time, Sean enjoys playing with his two boys (while they still think he’s cool) and spending time with his family. His hobbies include martial arts (Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do), creative writing, hiking, and mountain biking. He hopes to find the time to get back to flying for fun as a private pilot.
Commonwealth is a family of professionals focused on creating affordable communities people want to call home.
Nancy McKenzie, Executive Director , Rhinelander Housing Authority
Commonwealth has been extremely professional and courteous to the staff and the residents still living in our facility. They exceeded our expectations during the construction project as well as during the renovation of a 1923 school. Both projects have turned out to be beautiful and successful for our community.