Members of Community Three’s management team leverage their unique backgrounds to deliver successful real estate developments throughout the region. With expertise in architectural design, project management, financial analysis, community outreach, construction coordination, and historic preservation, these individuals bring to Community Three over 75 years of combined industry knowledge and experience.
Community Three and its vast group of industry-leading advisors combine expertise with technical ability to find creative solutions to each project’s unique design and economic challenges. Community Three’s management team include:
Grant William Epstein
Mr. Epstein has served in a leadership role for hundreds of real estate development projects throughout the country. As an architect, urban planner, and developer, he has led design and development efforts for mixed-income, mixed-use, and transit-oriented neighborhoods and buildings. His work has laid the foundation for countless families and businesses to live, work, and play in walkable and safe, community-focused environments. As a result of this work, Mr. Epstein and his projects have received numerous design awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Mr. Epstein received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Master in Business Administration from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Mr. Epstein is a registered architect, licensed to practice in Washington, DC, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA).
Lynn Hackney is among the best-known real estate development entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC region. As the founder of Urban Pace, a development services advisory firm, Lynn was the only woman in the area to have had sole ownership of a major real estate firm – residential or commercial – and capitalized on her firm’s success by selling to a multibillion-dollar company in 2016. Urban Pace is now owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
In 2010, Lynn founded Allyson Capital, a development and investment firm specializing in urban condominium, multifamily, townhome, and affordable residential and commercial real estate properties in Washington DC, New York, and Miami with average valuations of $50M. Recent projects include an 87-unit new construction condominium on Capitol Hill as part of the H Street, NE redevelopment corridor, a 165-unit multifamily development located directly across from the Nationals baseball stadium in the new Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of DC, and a historic building conversion into a mixed-use commercial and ultra-luxury residential building in DC’s Central Business District.
Lynn received a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University, and has earned a Certificate from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Gathinji has over a decade of experience leading highly-complex development projects from concept to construction. He uses his design and project management skill to solve conflicts in real time, allowing for both greater process efficiencies while maintaining quality design principles in every Community Three project. Mr. Gathinji received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2005 from the University of Notre Dame and a Master in Architecture in 2009 from Yale University.
Entrepreneurial real estate development professional with a strong technical focus and a fundamentals-based business acumen with a varied portfolio of commercial real estate experience. Drawing on that experience, Mr. Freer builds rapport, garners trust, and promotes buy-in of all stakeholders from concept through design, to create lasting industry partnerships. Projects have included trophy Class A office space, high end retail, mixed-use residential and commercial properties.
Community Three brings a unique knowledge in the analysis, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Based upon decades of experience in real estate development, Community Three has exclusive access to “opportunity properties” in currently emerging historic neighborhoods throughout the city and shares this advantage in project specific partnerships and long-term investment funding platforms with individual and institutional investors.
For more information about our various investment products and opportunities, or if you are interested in joining our team, please contact us below.
Community Three Development, LLC
1326 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
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