Miguel Garcia

Miguel Garcia

VP of Real Estate Development

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As the Vice President of Real Estate Development at Housing on Merit (HOM), a role he stepped into on May 15, 2023, Miguel Garcia brings an extensive background in real estate development, portfolio management, and architecture. Miguel Garcia is motivated by HOM’s commitment to preserving and developing affordable housing, which perfectly aligns with his experience in managing high-economic impact projects and implementing strategies to maximize policy objectives.

Prior to his role at HOM, Miguel Garcia excelled as the Portfolio Manager at the DC Department of General Services. His expertise in entitlements, budget management, and government proposal writing, combined with a deep understanding of architecture and construction, made significant contributions to the department.

Miguel Garcia’s impressive career includes a position as a Real Estate Project Manager at the Maryland Department of Transportation, where he honed his skills in transit-oriented development. He previously held a similar role at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, supervising significant transfers of District-owned real property and advising executive leadership on strategic real estate projects.

The span of his career extends to the Department of Defense, where he monitored technically advanced construction projects at the Pentagon as a Project Manager for AECOM. His robust contract negotiation skills, acquired from extensive training, enabled him to make strategic acquisitions, ensuring the smooth execution of various projects.

His international experience is also notable, managing the fit-out for a five-star hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, while coordinating with diverse teams. He also held a role as an Owner’s Representative in Lima, Peru, upholding international quality control protocols for Class A offices and hospitality buildings.

Throughout his career, Miguel Garcia has demonstrated a commitment to safety, illustrated by his certificates in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED from the Red Cross and training in OSHA Hazardous Communication.

In his role at HOM, Miguel Garcia applies his vast experience and skills to develop strategies that align with the organization’s mission to create a bridge to permanent affordable housing. Leveraging his mastery in overseeing complex building processes and his keen understanding of local regulations and environmental issues, Miguel Garcia is set to drive impactful initiatives at HOM.

Joining fellow executive staff members like Jennifer Litwak and David Cottingham, Miguel Garcia is thrilled to further the cause of Housing on Merit. Given his extensive background and track record of success, Miguel Garcia is poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of affordable housing, and he looks forward to making a tangible impact on the community.

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