Director of Real Estate at Capital A Housing
David Dinoff is a mission-driven community developer currently serving as director of real estate at Capital A Housing, a real estate developer focused on providing affordable housing to the Austin community. Employing his financial knowledge, he is dedicated to improving communities and works to establish housing opportunities for low income households. He believes that housing is a human right, and that thoughtful urban planning and development have the ability to transform communities and positively impact the lives of those that live there.
Since joining Capital A Housing, Dinoff’s financial expertise has played a critical role in getting over 500 units under development for the organization. He’s handled the financial modeling, analysis, and project budgeting on several innovative developments that provide affordable housing to low-income households and permanent supportive housing to those in need. His understanding of public and private sources of capital and low income housing tax credits is key in determining the feasibility of projects and turning a community’s vision into a reality.
Prior to joining Capital A Housing, Dinoff spent the past 10 years working for nonprofits in the affordable housing space. He served as director of community development at Business and Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas, a community development financial institution that offers financial tools, education and loans to homeowners and businesses seeking wealth-building assets. In this position, he oversaw BCL’s real estate development affiliate Texas Community Builders and developed successful housing projects that revitalized communities and helped Texans achieve their homeownership dreams. He also served as program coordinator at Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, where he managed a team working to reclaim and rehab vacant and abandoned buildings to facilitate their return to productive use in the wake of the foreclosure crisis.
Dinoff is currently board treasurer of Community Powered Workshop, formerly Austin Community Design & Development Center, a community and engagement organization that connects underrepresented communities to amplify their voices and create powerful places. He also served as a board member of the DFW Regional Housing Consortium, where he and a group of community stakeholders promoted an inclusive economy with access to housing in the North Texas region through policy, research, education and advocacy.
Dinoff is certified by the National Development Council as a Housing Development Financial Professional and has a People Manager Qualification from Society for Human Resource Management. He holds a bachelor’s in urban and public affairs from the University of Illinois Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys the adrenaline rush of riding sport bikes and watching motorcycle racing, and when he isn’t riding he spends time with his wife Barbara and son Desmond. For more information, please visit capitalahousing.com.