Mr. Barkan is a senior vice-president responsible for the full scope of affordable housing development, including site feasibility, developing capital and operating budgets, raising public and private debt and equity, and overseeing teams of design, engineering, and construction professionals. He is experienced in new construction as well as acquisition/rehabilitations. He is an expert in complex public-private financing and has extensive experience with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt financing, local and State funds, private lenders and investors, as well as HUD funding opportunities.
Prior to joining the NHP Foundation, Mr. Barkan was a Senior Housing Developer at Beacon Development Group in Seattle, WA where he developed over 400 units of housing in seven projects. He also served as a Senior Real Estate Developer for the SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) in Seattle and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in Washington, DC. Scott holds a BA in Political Science and Political Economy from Washington University and a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.