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WP+D February Networking Lunch with Debbie Dixon

  • February 25, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center Café (bring your own lunch)
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Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Wednesday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to discuss professional development and career plans with February's featured guest, Debbie Dixon, Chicago Development Director for Gorman & Company!  

Debbie has over 27 years of experience in the areas of Real Estate Development, Property Management, Asset Management, and Mortgage Banking. Prior to joining Gorman & Company, Debbie served as Associate Director for NHS Redevelopment Corporation (NHSRC), the direct development arm of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) for 21 years. During her tenure with NHSRC, Ms. Dixon developed over 200 units of affordable rental housing for low- to moderate income families requiring $18.7 million in funding, and participated in 8 New Homes for Chicago program projects throughout the City with over 85 homes sold. Under her leadership, NHSRC received the AIA Chicago – Distinguished Building Award and the Richard Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design for Roseland Ridge, a 40-unit new construction development on South Michigan Ave. Recent efforts over the past 6 years have focused on completing the development of 463 units of senior housing including a “Senior Campus” in Roseland. Other senior developments under Ms. Dixon’s tenure with NHSRC were completed in the communities of South Chicago and Wrightwood in partnership with Pathway Senior Living and 3 Diamond Development, representing a total of over $111.8 million in funding using HUD 202/232, LIHTC, B-Bonds, IHDA Risk Share/Trust Funds, HOME, FHLB, and Energy Grants.

Prior to joining NHS, Ms. Dixon worked in real estate consulting, the mortgage banking industry, and real estate sales for ten years. As president of her consulting firm, Lodestar Development & Management, she consulted in several areas related to real estate development serving non-profit groups and church ministries. Services included project feasibility analysis, land acquisition, financing, coordinating closings, and project management. In mortgage banking, her tenure began as a conventional loan underwriter with several promotions to senior management during her service at Capital Mortgage Funding Corporation. Ms. Dixon attended the University of Southern California and National Louis University.

This is a members-only event limited to five participants. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches.

As with every WP+D Small Networking Lunch, registration will open at 12:00 p.m. the first day of the month during which the lunch will be held.  Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fill up quickly.

Due to the popularity of these lunches, we ask that members register for no more than two consecutive lunches. If you have attended the past two lunches and are interested in attending this event, please e-mail us at wpdchicago@gmail.com asking to be put on the waitlist. If spaces become available or registration isn't full a week in advance, we will contact you.

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