Anthony Waddell is POAH's Vice President of Real Estate Development for the mid-Atlantic region and is primarily managing the redevelopment of the Barry Farm property in Southeast Washington, DC, part of the District's New Communities Initiative to transform key neighborhoods by redeveloping public housing and the surrounding area into vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income communities. Among his duties, he is involved in Barry Farm's design and construction working with POAH staff and external resources, partners, and stakeholders to advance the project in a timely and cost-effective manner. He helps ensure the highest quality development to reflect POAH’s commitment to long term viability, sustainability and leading edge design.
Waddell represents POAH before municipal and other regulatory boards, working with land use attorneys, land planners, architects, engineers and other consultants, and local officials, and managing community outreach programs to build support for the development program.
Waddell also assesses the feasibility of other potential direct and joint venture development opportunities for POAH in the DC area and key mid-Atlantic markets from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.
Waddell worked for the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) for ten years, most recently as the director of public finance and has over 15 years of experience in executing, complex mixed-use, mixed-income, mixed-financed urban development projects as both a lender and developer. He was the chief underwriter and manager of DCHFA’s Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bond Program. In the private sector, as a project executive with Urban Atlantic, Waddell led two transformative HOPE VI joint ventures.
Waddell is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, where he earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Real Estate with a concentration in Institutional Investment and Development.