Director – Development of VeriGreen
Evergreen Real Estate Services
Mr. Block joined VeriGreen Development in September 2014 as its Director of Affordable Housing Development. An architect and urban planner, Mr. Block has been involved in community development and affordable housing for 20 years. Prior to joining VeriGreen, David spent twelve years at The Community Builders, a national non-profit organization, becoming the Director of Development for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
In his time at Community Builders, David managed portions of three significant public housing transformation engagements, in Hartford, Connecticut; Louisville, Kentucky; and Chicago. David also led the development of the residential component of The Shops and Lofts at 47 (with Skilken Development), a complex $46-million mixed-use development incorporating mixed income housing and an urban prototype store for a large national grocery chain.
David was also the primary author of Community Builders’ successful application for $78.6 million in HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) funds. David has successfully applied for more than $107 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, under the HOPE VI, Section 202, Brownfields Economic Development and Section 108 programs, and has overseen the design, financing, and construction of nearly 700 units of mixed-income and affordable housing in five states.
David previously worked as an architect and planner for Goody, Clancy & Associates (GC&A), a Boston-based firm providing architectural and planning services to a variety of institutional, public, and private clients.
David has a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.