Dantes Partners, the development division of Dumas Collective, is a first-class affordable and workforce housing development, acquisition, management, and financing company with offices in Washington, DC. Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Established in 2006, Dantes Partners is a Black owned business with a mission to develop Luxury Affordable Housing® and community-focused real estate initiatives across the Mid-Atlantic region. Dantes Partners’ growing portfolio entails over 7,600 units that have been financed, developed, and acquired with an estimated financing and investment value of 2.2 billion dollars.
Simultaneously, Dantes Partners leverages its extensive expertise in the field of real estate development, acquisition, management, and financing of company-owned portfolios and provides exclusive consulting services in public-private deal structuring and negotiations. Furthermore, Dantes Partners also offers consulting in pre-development planning and oversight, market research and analysis, debt or equity underwriting, project and asset management, community outreach, as well as portfolio due diligence.
In 2022, The District of Columbia Building Industry Association named Dantes Partners Developer of the Year.
Buwa Binitie is the Founder and CEO of Dumas Collective where he directs the acquisition, development, management, and financial activities of the firm. Under the development division Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie obtained extensive tax credit financing experience (LIHTC, NMTC and HTC) and has closed on financing from nearly every public capital source available including HOME, HPTF, NSP, CDBG and NIF. Mr. Binitie maintains a narrow focus on creatively structuring deals that strive to address the need of his clients, community stakeholders as well as various government agency partners. By narrowly focusing on efficiently financing community development transactions, Mr. Binitie has been successful in adding value beyond the numbers. His career is underscored by a commitment to creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing. Since founding Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie and the collective have closed nearly $1.6 billion of unconventional real estate transactions that utilize low-income tax credits, new market tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various other forms of alternative financing. Mr. Binitie is the former Chairman of DC Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors and a Board Member of DC Building Industry Association.