Dean Schwanke named NAHB vice president for multifamily housing


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced the appointment of Dean Schwanke to the position of Vice President, Multifamily Housing.

Schwanke will bring his broad research, economic analysis, communications, program planning and management experience to the department, which serves NAHB member developers, builders and finance partners building condominiums and apartments.

“We’re very pleased to have Dean aboard,” said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. “His long experience in the industry will help our members as they face the challenges of land acquisition, financing and design as well as the growing barriers to building affordable and workforce housing.”

Schwanke has spent a large portion of his career at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in areas vital to the success of multifamily and mixed-use development. He served as senior vice president at the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, and later as senior vice president for case studies and publications. After leaving ULI, he worked as a consultant on real estate and urban development issues.

His knowledge in areas of policy, development trends and analysis, program development, publications and awards will be welcome resources to the members of the NAHB Multifamily Council and its Housing Credit Group: industry professionals working to provide rental housing using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.