Nicole DeFreitas, Vice President/Director of Development Services. Ms. DeFreitas has 15 years of project management experience in real estate development. Ms. DeFreitas handles the day to day operations of the development department including bringing each project from predevelopment to Permanent Financing/Final 8609.
Ms. DeFreitas handles/oversees: the preparation/submission of all request for proposals, zoning and funding applications to the various federal, state, city, town, local agencies, obtaining/coordinating the necessary due diligence items for the project’s syndicators and private lenders. She has extensive experience working with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (both 4% & 9%), State Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bonds, Housing Trust Fund Program, HOME Funds, Affordable Housing Program Funds and various Subordinate Financing types as well as Not-for-Profit Organizations, Special Needs Projects, the NEPA Process, Zone Changes/Variances, etc.
During her time with D&F, she has prepared/overseen the successful submission of funding applications for over twenty (20) tax credit projects totaling well over $420M.
Ms. DeFreitas graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School of New York where she studied Business Administration.