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Taking the Complexity out of Affordable Housing

Dumas Collective® is a real estate and social impact conglomerate. Dumas Collective is the holdings company of Dantes Partners, Faria Management, Dantes Community Partners and No.07 Consultants. It started as a development firm in 2006 under the Dantes Partners brand and expanded to property, investment, and construction management. The firm operates across the Mid-Atlantic region with offices in Washington, DC, and New York.

A vertically integrated and diversified industry leader, Dumas Collective’s real estate development arm, Dantes Partners, utilizes unconventional financial approaches to develop Luxury Affordable Housing™ in some of America’s rapidly growing cities with exponential demands. Dantes Partners is the chief expert in affordable and workforce housing development and financing.

To date, Dantes Partners has financed, developed, and acquired over 8,000 units with a financing and investment value of $2.3 billion dollars. Dumas Collective's growing portfolio entails over 3,300 units under management and leverages extensive expertise in the real estate industry to provide external consulting services for public-private partnerships.

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Buwa Binitie

Buwa Binitie

Founder and CEO, Dumas Collective®

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 $2.3 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.

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