|Seattle, August 27, 2018 – Seattle-based affordable housing developer Mt. Baker Housing (www.mtbakerhousing.org) (MBH) today announced the hiring of new staff.
Mt. Baker Housing (MBH) announces the hiring of Barry Baker as its senior development manager. Baker comes to MBH with over 20 years of experience in real estate development and finance. Baker previously worked for Beacon Development Group as an affordable housing developer working on 4% and 9% low income housing tax credit projects throughout Washington State. Prior to his time at Beacon Development Group, Baker worked for an affordable housing developer in Idaho that specialized in affordable housing development projects. Baker has an MBA from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, with a double minor in Economics and Mathematics.
“Barry is going to make a big impact at our organization,” said MBH Executive Director Mike Rooney, “his 20 years of experience in real estate development and his track record closing 4% tax credit projects will be key to our growth.”
In his new role, Baker will be tasked with expanding Mt. Baker Housing’s development pipeline and in-house real estate development capabilities. Baker will work with MBH Director of Real Estate Conor Hansen to expand the size and capability of the real estate development team. MBH’s current development pipeline includes five projects totaling over 700 units and nearly $250,000,000 in total development costs.
About Mt. Baker Housing. Founded in 1988, Mt. Baker Housing (MBH) is a Seattle-based nonprofit low-income housing developer. Its mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by creating quality, affordable housing and supporting residents in southeast Seattle—including renovating existing properties and pursuing new construction projects. Since its first project, rehabilitation of the nine-building Mt. Baker Village Apartments complex, MBH has since developed (and now owns and operates) eight low-income and affordable housing properties totaling over 420 units. By furthering its vision that all people, regardless of income, will have secure, affordable places to live— MBH has improved residents’ lives by providing vibrant, affordable communities that residents are happy to call home. For more information, visit: www.mtbakerhousing.org.