Who We Are

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. Members of our leadership team leverage their unique backgrounds to deliver successful real estate developments.

Grant Epstein, President, Community Three
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Grant Epstein

Grant Epstein has served in a leadership role for hundreds of real estate development projects throughout the country and currently leads Community Three’s execution and design teams.

As an architect, urban planner, and developer, he has also led design and development efforts for mixed-income, mixed-use, and transit-oriented neighborhoods and buildings all over the country. 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, Grant and his projects have received numerous design awards including from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Grant 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. Grant 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, Principal, Community Three
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Lynn Hackney

Lynn Hackney leads Community Three’s acquisition, capital, and market research teams.

As co – owner, Lynn Hackney leads Community Three’s acquisition, capital, and market research teams where she leverages her 35 years of development and investment experience in urban mixed-use projects.

In 2008, Lynn founded Allyson Capital, an equity investment firm, which was acquired in 2018 as the financing arm of Community Three serving as the monetary platform for its real estate developments.

As the founder of Urban Pace in 2001, a real estate services advisory firm, Lynn was the only woman in the DC area to have had sole ownership of a major real estate corporation, residential or commercial. She capitalized on her firm’s success by selling to a multibillion-dollar company in 2016; Urban Pace is now owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

Lynn’s accomplishments in the real estate industry resulted in her election in 2015 as the President of the prestigious DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA), the first woman ever to hold that post. In 2016, Lynn was elected to the Board of Directors of Eagle Bank, a publicly traded company based in Bethesda, MD. She holds Board seats with Johns Hopkins University and University of Miami. She served as Mayor Muriel Bowser’s finance campaign chair resulting in her successful 2018 reelection. Lynn was recently honored with the CREW annual Woman of Impact Award for 2019. She has a post graduate certificate from Harvard Business School, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS from Virginia Commonwealth University.

David Yampolsky, Senior Vice President, Community Three
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Senior Vice President

David Yampolsky

David Yampolsky brings all components of real estate development together, from acquisition through construction and delivery.

David has worked in the Washington, DC real estate market since 2004 and brings a well-rounded approach to project management and execution. Having led various asset management, property management, development and general contracting teams, Mr. Yampolsky understands the challenges and decisive decisions required to execute a successful real estate project through a holistic lens. His project experience represents a wide range of assets, from boutique multifamily renovations to larger mixed-use developments. Mr. Yampolsky received a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College.

Mwangi Gathinji, Vice President, Community Three
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Vice President

Mwangi Gathinji

As a design leader and problem solver, Mwangi Gathinji leverages his comprehensive architectural and entitlement background to guide Community Three’s innovative hands-on approach.

Mwangi has over 15 years of experience leading highly-complex development projects from concept through construction to stabilization. He uses extensive technical knowledge and project management skills to manage entitlement and development teams, resolving cost and construction challenges in real time to ensure greater process efficiencies while maintaining quality design principles in every Community Three project.

Mwangi brings unique experience to our portfolio of adaptive reuse projects navigating agency approvals, permitting, inspections and project close out phases and coordinating our asset management lease up and capital improvements teams across Community Three’s portfolio.

He is an active member of the DCBIA and a former advisory board member of the DC Mayor’s Office on Policy and Innovation. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Architecture from Yale University and guest lecturers at various academic institutions.



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