Silver Spring, MD 20910
Shelynda Burney Brown is vice president of real estate development at CDPC. She is responsible for business development as well as all aspects of acquisitions and redevelopment projects undertaken by CPDC. She has been instrumental in expanding CPDC’s business efforts in Richmond and the Hampton Roads markets. Since joining CPDC in June 2004, she has managed projects comprising over 3,000 units totaling over $325 million in development costs. These projects have all included the acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of existing, occupied affordable housing. Shelynda has expertise and familiarity with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HUD affordable housing programs, tax-exempt bond financing, the Arlington Housing Initiative Fund, DC Housing Production Trust Fund, Maryland CDA Rental Housing Production Programs and the Montgomery County Housing Initiative Fund.
Shelynda has worked in the affordable housing finance industry for nearly 20 years. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Shelynda held the positions of assistant vice president for Bank of America’s Community Development Banking Group and Tax Credit underwriter for the Georgia State Department of Community Affairs. Shelynda served on the Arlington County Housing Task Force and is a member of the Atwater Infrastructure Advisory Board. She is also an active member of the following organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Urban Land Institute (ULI), African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP), and Women of Color in Community Development (WCCD).
Shelynda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. She also holds a certificate in Project Management from Georgetown University Continuing Education and awarded a certificate of completion for the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program, completed from August 2016 - September 2017, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.