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Dan Mendelson


Dan Mendelson is an affordable housing finance and syndication expert, specializing in negotiating and structuring transactions and programs.  He currently serves as a special consultant to CCA on development, finance and portfolio projects and as Chief Broker for Chesapeake Mortgage, Inc. a Virginia Housing and Finance Authority (VHDA) approved mortgage broker. He became affiliated with CCA in 2003, after leaving Enterprise Social Investment Corporation where over the previous 13 years he had helped build the LIHTC syndication business into a profitable $500 M plus per year syndicator and served as Senior Vice President.  Dan currently operates a small consulting firm (DTM and Associates, Inc.) working in the Affordable Housing/Community Development Finance Industry on idea generation, organizational, capital raising, underwriting, portfolio and development matters for a variety of developers, foundations, low income tax credit syndicators/lenders and investor clients.  Recent clients include The Kresge Foundation, NeighborWorks, Living Cities Foundation, National Equity Fund, Great Lakes Capital, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, National Affordable Housing Trust, Enterprise Community Investments, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), National Church Residences, AEON, Adams Construction, Pathstone, and NHT/Enterprise. With more than thirty years of experience in community developments and housing finance, Mr. Mendelson approaches issues with a non-profit heart but a business head.  He is a proven problem solver ready to take on any and all of CCA’s clients’ challenges.

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What Others Are Saying About Us

“I have worked with the principals of Chesapeake since the inception of Cinnaire in 1993. They have proven to be the most highly skilled and knowledgeable group of professionals we have ever worked with in this industry. Their creative and entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and finance have made them the number one choice for Cinnaire to assist us in complex and difficult real estate transactions. The use of Chesapeake in our Housing Tax Credit Year 15 disposition strategies has produced results for our investors that were beyond their expectations and has been a model we use in all of our disposition strategies. They are real estate experts extraordinaire with the added benefit of being socially minded. They not only care about the investor and owner benefits but also take into account a positive outcome for the residents.”