Tony Salazar
President, West Coast Division
McCormack Baron Salazar

Columbia Headquarters

70 Corporate Center
11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700
Columbia, MD 21044

Tony Salazar’s entire professional career has been dedicated to rebuilding inner-city communities. He has used his skills and expertise to bring a sense of belonging and hope for the future to America’s forgotten neighborhoods.

Currently, his primary responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of McCormack Baron Salazar’s Western Division. This involves new business development, coordinating the planning process, acting as liaison with joint venture partners, interfacing with government officials and local community groups, and coordinating the final design (architecture) process, including the integration of construction, marketing and management disciplines. Tony specializes in developing large-scale urban projects in distressed communities that involve mixed-use (housing and retail), mixed-income (affordable and market-rate), multi-generational, rental and for-sale, and blended financing. The financing for his projects involve a combination of conventional debt, government sources (CDBG, HOPE VI, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credits, Section 8, HOME, bonds and tax increment financing), foundation grants, PRI loans and pension funds. Tony has been instrumental in developing over 5,000 residential units located in the cities of Los Angeles, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and San Francisco. This includes nine HOPE VI projects, three senior projects, ten mixed-income developments, seven transit villages, an SRO and five earthquake recovery projects.

He currently serves on the board of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., National Council of La Raza, Center for Housing Policy and Farmworker Justice. Previously, he served, on the boards of CUREx (Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania), Bank of America’s National Community Advisory Council, the California Community Foundation and The Community Development Research Center at the New School of Social Research. Tony has a master’s degree in social work specializing in administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

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