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Michaels Welcomes New Vice Presidents Of Development

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Camden, NJ, May 13 -- The Michaels Organization, a national leader in residential real estate, with full-service capabilities in development, property management, construction, and investment, announced today the addition of two new Vice Presidents and two new Development Officers to our affordable development team. 

Johnice Woods, an 18-year veteran of the housing and community development industry, has been named Vice President for Michaels’ Southwest Region, where she will be responsible for development activities from conception to completion for Colorado, Texas, Utah, and New Mexico. She is based in Dallas, and reports directly to Regional Vice President Liz Tracey.

McClinton “Clint” Jackson and Elisa Flores Thornton have joined Michaels’ Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, which is led by Regional Vice President Chris Earley. Clint is Vice President and Elisa is a Development Officer. Both will be based in Alexandria, and their development activities will encompass Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, where The Michaels Organization has several major affordable housing developments currently underway. 

In Michaels Southeast region, which focuses on states from North Carolina to Florida, Daniel Feinberg has joined us as a Development Officer. Daniel is based in Atlanta, and reports to Regional Regional Vice President Granvel Tate.

Clint brings broad and deep experience to his new role as Vice President of Development, having served on the senior leadership team of the Neighborhood Development Company, a mission-driven community development organization, where he led acquisitions while managing more than $330 million in residential and mixed-use development. He also held several high level positions in the D.C. Government, including most recently as the Director of Economic Development, where he oversaw the operating and real estate activities of the $1B Economic Development Cluster of agencies. Clint holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Morehouse College.

Johnice comes to Michaels from the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation, where she served as Project Director, developing and managing housing for the formerly homeless, minimum wage earners, and youth aging out of foster care. Her expertise includes working with municipal community stakeholders, identifying and securing future sites for permanent affordable housing, the preparation and completion of affordable housing project applications, and civic engagement strategies. She holds an undergraduate degree from Midwestern State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1992 to 1999.

As Development Officers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, Elisa and Daniel are responsible for all aspects of the development cycle including site acquisition, community outreach, underwriting, negotiations, and design and construction management. 

Prior to joining Michaels, Elisa served as Associate Project Manager for Wesley Housing. Her experience also includes serving as a Project Manager for Community HousingWorks, a nonprofit affordable housing real estate developer in California. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from the University of San Diego and has successfully completed the LISC Housing Development Training Institutes program. 

Daniel comes to Michaels from the Atlanta Housing Authority, where he served as a Real Estate Development Executive. Daniel holds a Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development from Tulane University. In addition to being a licensed Realtor in Georgia, Daniel also holds multiple professional licenses and certificates related to real estate development, finance, and environmentally sustainable construction practices.

About The Michaels Organization

The Michaels Organization is a national leader in residential real estate offering full-service capabilities in development, property management, construction, and investment. Serving 175,000 residents in more than 440 communities nationwide, Michaels is committed to crafting housing solutions that jumpstart education, civic engagement and neighborhood prosperity, and to creating Communities That Lift Lives.

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