Chief Executive Officer
Desyree Dixon is passionate about the strategic and technical planning of urban development, including project design, budget development and analysis, and asset management. She earned her Bachelor’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland. She has twenty years of experience in human capital and project management, working for organizations in various sectors. She spent significant time on community outreach projects on behalf of these companies. Ultimately, she decided to shift her focus, and now works full time to transform communities at a local level. Desyree is a licensed MHIC.
Lisa Robinson understands technical processes and project management. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Harvard University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She has extensive experience advising clients on complex corporate transactions, including real estate investment projects and real estate investment trusts. She has provided legal and planning expertise on a range of development projects.
Lisa has extensive experience negotiating complex financial transactions and agreements. She has trained other experts from around the world in negotiation as an instructor with Harvard Law School’s Getting to Yes Project.
Lisa serves on the Executive Committee and is the General Counsel for Baltimore’s Mount Royal Improvement Association (MRIA) in Bolton Hill, Baltimore.
Eileen Lorenz loves all things building. As a fully licensed architect, she knows what it takes to get a project completed from concept to occupancy. Her well-rounded design and construction experience guides her practice and decision-making on any project. Eileen earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland and went on to practice design in Maryland-based architecture firms over the next five years. In the field of architecture, Eileen excels in 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM), clash detection, and contract administration. She knows that solving a problem in design, before it occurs in the field is the most effective way to find cost savings in construction.
Her passion for problem solving and hands-on experience ultimately led her to move into the field of construction management. Currently, Eileen spends her days on site monitoring construction progress. Her team is responsible for managing the schedule and budget, addressing problems that arise in the field, and relaying progress to the client. She has managed construction budget of up to $29M. Eileen is a LEED Green Associate and has been responsible for achieving LEED certifications both in design and construction.
LEAD ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
Erica Farhat has a passion for innovation, environmental design, and architecture that truly impacts and influences people and communities. She has a multi-disciplinary design background and a decade of experience with global architecture, design and planning firms. Her design work encompasses a broad range including corporate interiors, mid-rises architectural buildings, retail, financial facilities, hospitality, and mixed-use programs.
She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Erica earned a B.S. in Policy Analysis & Management from Cornell University and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Florida.
In addition to professional practice, Erica has taught design studios at the University of the District of Columbia and has been a guest speaker at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.
Marsha dixon, ESQ.
Marsha Dixon has practiced principally in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, international cross-border transactions, venture capital, private equity, and general corporate law. She has been involved in various aspects of complex corporate transactions and has experience negotiating multi-million dollar deals.
Marsha is an elected official in the Town of Riverdale Park, located in Prince George’s County Maryland. In her role as Councilwoman, Marsha represents over 3,000 constituents and acts a liaison between the Town and the general public. She serves as the Chairperson of the Legislative and Economic Development Committees. She also joins efforts with State and County representatives during all phases of economic development projects including permit and licensing, contract negotiations, media and public relations activities.
Marsha has been a guest professorial lecturer at Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and Howard University School of Law, and has presented to various organizations on various aspects of corporate and securities law as well as in her capacity as an elected official. Marsha is a graduate of Georgetown University and University of Florida Levin College of Law.