APAH Hires Vice President of Real Estate Development and Director of Community Resources and Relations
Arlington, VA (October 27, 2015) –The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) announces two new senior staff members who are joining the APAH team: Peter Engel, Vice President of Real Estate Development, and Cheryl Ramp, Director of Community Resources and Relations. “We are honored to welcome Peter and Cheryl to APAH. We are excited to add their commitment to affordable housing and valuable experience to forward APAH’s mission in the community,” said Nina Janopaul, APAH President/CEO.
As Vice President of Real Estate Development, Engel will lead APAH’s real estate development team and is responsible for implementing APAH’s strategic goal of growing its real estate portfolio by at least 600 units in the next three years. Engel brings more than 20 years of affordable housing and community development experience to this position, particularly in data-driven initiatives and creative financing across a wide range of communities. Prior to joining APAH, Engel served as Deputy Commissioner for Project Finance and Development for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development. He is a founding board member of both the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership and the Columbia Downtown Housing Corporation.
“I have worked to develop affordable housing in various capacities on the state and local level. I am very excited for the opportunity to continue the important work at APAH,” said Engel.
As Director of Community Resources and Relations, Cheryl Ramp is responsible for raising funds through grants, individual contributions and special events and for building awareness and support for APAH and its mission in the community. Prior to this position, Ramp served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Stimson Center, a leading nonpartisan policy institute recognized with a MacArthur Foundation 2013 “Institutional Genius” Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Cheryl brings over twenty-five years of experience in donor relationships, expanding and diversifying revenue streams, strategic communications and program management.
“I am delighted to join APAH as a way to bring together my professional abilities and civic interests to help make meaningful and lasting contributions to the community I love,” said Ramp. “I look forward to helping APAH strengthen and grow its already strong communications and fundraising programs.”
APAH is a nonprofit that develops, preserves, owns, and advocates quality rental housing that is affordable to low and moderate-income families and promotes opportunity for residents through partnerships and programs. APAH works exclusively in Arlington County. Founded in 1989, APAH now helps more than 1200 households live in stable, secure and affordable rental homes. In 2014 APAH was named Developer of the Year by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). APAH’s Arlington Mill Residences has been awarded Best Housing Development in Virginia at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference; EarthCraft Virginia’s MultiFamily New Construction Project of the Year and Urban Land Institute – Washington’s Excellence in Housing Development Award. APAH received the Prize for Innovation and Impact from the Arlington Community Foundation in 2011; in 2009 APAH received the HAND Innovation Award and in 2008 was named Best Nonprofit by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.