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Sustainable Housing Accelerator

Digital Innovations to Make Housing Affordable, Eco-friendly, Smart, Safe and Healthy for All

Sustainable Housing Task Force

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Ann Epstein

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Task Force Co-chair

Founder dFinentry Advisors. 18-years with Freddie Mac as Director responsible for designing and implementing innovative mortgage products and technology solutions for use by the mortgage lending industry to meet affordable lending needs in underserved markets. 


Xiaochen Zhang

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Task Force Co-chair

President, FinTech4Good. A senior executive in impact investing, digital finance and sustainable development. Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy to introduce the most disruptive technological innovations in frontier markets.

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Sachin Latawa

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Task Force Co-chair

Accomplished Real Estate Executive with significant experience in Real Estate Operations, Private Equity transactions, M&A, Corporate Strategy, IPOs and Debt Transactions. Sachin recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Builders Capital,


Yael Tamar

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Task Force Member

CMO and Partner at Solidblock. Prior to Solidblock, Yael founded and led a blockchain advisory firm TopOfBlockchain. She has founded the Women in Block global network. Yael is also a regional co-chair at FIBREE, the Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise.

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Lin Pang

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Task Force Member

Attorney, DLA PIPER. Lin Pang represents local, regional and national businesses, real estate ventures, owners, purchasers, lenders and developers in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, construction, financing and development projects.

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Feras Qumseya

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Task Force Member

Vice President Foulger-Pratt Experienced real estate development executive focused on affordable housing, public-private urban development, large mixed-use, and Transit-Oriented Developments.

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Carlos Parajon

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Task Force Member

Managing Partner at Harbor Island Equity Partners, Senior executive in private equity, venture capital and angel inventors

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Anna Sarnek 

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Task Force Member

Head of Tech Partnerships - Cloud and Identity, RSA Security. Former Strategy Manager at Deloitte. 10 years of experience in developing impact assessments for strategic business decisions.

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George Thomas

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Task Force Member

CoFounder New Urbana, VP Connected DMV

George is a thought leader and adviser to public and private sector organizations. With over twenty-three years of experience, George has held a variety of sales, strategy and consulting roles.

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