As the Director of Real Estate Development at EBALDC, Jason Vargas is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the development team from acquisition, rehabilitation and development of EBALDC’s affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use, mixed-income projects, while managing a talented multi-disciplinary staff of real estate development professionals. Jason has particular expertise in engineering and negotiating complex public and private financial structures. In supporting the organization’s neighborhood development strategies, he launched the Strategic Acquisition Fund, an initiative that secures private equity to acquire affordable housing and stabilize rents. He also spearheaded EBALDC’s consulting practice to help nonprofits finance and develop their facilities. Prior to EBALDC, Jason worked in the Real Estate Consulting group with CohnReznick (formerly Reznick) and The Neighborhood Development Company in Washington, DC. Jason holds a Master of Real Estate Development and Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland.