Leadership

Raymond L. Nix

Raymond L. Nix, AICP, is Co-founder and Chief Executive of UrbanMatters Development Partners, L.L.C. a District of Columbia CBE (Certified Business Enterprise) real estate development and neighborhood revitalization firm specializing in affordable housing. Ray brings a wealth of hands on development experience that includes project management, financial management and community building. He has led the company from start-up to growth with a diverse project pipeline and roster of clients including faith-based institutions, developers, public housing authorities, homebuilders and local energy utilities. Through his leadership, the company is managing a pipeline of 800+ units in multiple phases of development in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has a track record of successful implementation of community revitalization strategies and use of industry best practices including creative mixed financing and sustainable design. His specialties include: Community Development, Affordable Housing, Public Housing Mixed Financing, Mixed Income Development, Urban Planning & Neighborhood Revitalization, Master Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Strategic Planning.

Industry awards and recognition for his innovation and research, design and execution of development projects include Best Homeownership Project by Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, 2005 and Best Project, Washington by Housing Affordable Nonprofit Developers (HAND). His projects have been profiled by a variety of media outlets and industry publications including City First Bank of DC 2015 Annual Report, Design, Develop and Construct JournalNorthwest Current, NBC4, ABC7, DCRealEstate.com and Bisnow.

Prior to co-founding UrbanMatters Development Partners, L.L.C, he held leadership positions at TCG Development, LLC and Enterprise Homes where he developed over 2,000 units in Charlotte, North Carolina; North Charleston, South Carolina; Dayton, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Appointed by former Governor Martin O’Malley, Ray served on the General Assembly Compensation Commission for the State of Maryland. He provides mentorship to high school, college and graduate students including providing UrbanMatters Development Partners, L.L.C. developments as a thesis case study for George Washington University graduate students, serving as a judge for the year end project for students at the Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at the University of Maryland, College Park and serving as a high school mentor for at risk high school students for the 13th Man Organization. He holds a Master in City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University.

John H. More, Esq.

Mr. More is the Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of UrbanMatters Development Partners L.L.C. He has been involved in affordable housing in the District since 1985; first representing Riggs Bank acting as Trustee on a large number of affordable housing bond issues and then as chair of the Housing Task Force of Washington Interfaith Network (“WIN”), a multi-racial interfaith grassroots organizing group in the District of Columbia. As Co-Chair of WIN, from 1998–2008, he was primarily responsible for WIN’s Nehemiah affordable housing strategy. Mr. More is a director and treasurer of WIN and director of two WIN affiliates – WIN/Enterprise Fort Dupont Nehemiah Homes, Inc., the developer of the 147 unit award-winning Dupont Commons development. Mr. More has been in legal practice in Washington since 1979 with broad experience in corporate, securities, and health law. He serves on a number of councils and associations and is a member of the Vestry of St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square.

Martin Paul Trimble

Martin Paul Trimble serves on the Executive Committee of UrbanMatters Development Partners, L.L.C. and has been the IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) Lead Organizer working with V.O.I.C.E. (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) since 2004. From 1997–2011, Mr. Trimble was also the lead organizer of Washington Interfaith Network, IAF’s affiliate in Washington, DC. Mr. Trimble has organized with IAF for 14 years in Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia and has led organizing drives to secure $100 million Neighborhood Investment Fund, build 170 units of Nehemiah homeownership housing affordable to first-time homebuyers, build and preserve 500+ affordable rental housing units, and hold landlords and local governments accountable to improve the living conditions for hundreds of low-come residents. In addition, he has worked extensively with religious institutions and non-profits to build affordable housing on their land. Prior to organizing with IAF, Mr. Trimble was the founding director of Opportunity Finance Network.

Hazel Broadnax

Hazel Broadnax is a member of the Executive Committee of UrbanMatters Development Partners, L.L.C.  She currently serves as the President to the Board of Directors and Interim Executive Director of the Emory Beacon of Light, Inc.  She has worked as a consultant to KPMG. Hazel served as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.  Before assuming this role, she served as the Director and Deputy of Financial Operations, the Treasurer and Controller of the agency. She has also worked for the District of Columbia in several financial positions including the Controller of the Department of Human Services, for private industry and nonprofit corporations. Hazel currently chairs the audit committee of the Goodyear Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA). She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager. Hazel has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport and a Masters in Public Administration from American University.  She is very active in her church and other civic organizations.

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