For over 25 years, Mitch has focused on implementing real estate development initiatives for community-based revitalization through a diverse array of market and economic conditions. Mr. Blum-Alexander’s experience extends to all facets of the real estate development process: conceptual analysis, development, property and asset management, financing, and equity investing. He has utilized many Federal programs, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, CDBG, and NSP, and provided evaluation for initiatives encompassing preservation and New Markets Tax Credits.
Highlights of Mitch’s career include assisting a for profit developer and social service agency in Detroit with financing structure and service plans for an innovative neighborhood based supportive housing development, leading underwriting and multifamily technical assistance for the Detroit LISC office, assisting the City of Detroit to more efficiently achieve its production goals, and serving as a member of senior management in one of New York City’s largest community development corporations, where one project was awarded a Maxwell Award of Excellence by the Fannie Mae Foundation.
Mitch has a B.A. from Boston University and certificates in housing and economic development from the National Development Council. He has served on the boards and advisory committees of several community development organizations and trade associations in New York and Michigan.