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Taking the Complexity out of Affordable Housing

Dumas Collective® is a real estate and social impact conglomerate, encompassing a diverse group of companies that are united in their commitment to excellence and community empowerment. The collective's holdings include Dantes Partners, Faria Management, Dantes Community Partners, and No.07 Consultants. Established in 2006 as a development firm under the Dantes Partners brand, Dumas Collective has evolved to offer comprehensive property, asset, and construction management services.

Operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, with offices in Washington, DC, and New York, Dumas Collective stands as a vertically integrated industry leader. Its real estate development arm, Dantes Partners, is renowned for utilizing innovative financial approaches to create Luxury Affordable Housing® in high-demand cities across America. With a focus on addressing the pressing need for affordable and workforce housing, Dantes Partners excels in development, acquisition, management, and financing.

To date, Dumas Collective has successfully financed, developed, and acquired over 8,000 units, with a combined financing and investment value exceeding $2.3 billion dollars. As a testament to its ongoing growth and success, Dumas Collective currently manages a robust portfolio of over 3,300 units.

In addition to its real estate ventures, Dumas Collective leverages its extensive industry expertise to provide external consulting services for public-private partnerships, furthering its commitment to fostering thriving and sustainable communities.

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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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