The Team


Hans Buder


Served as Associate Director of Acquisitions at a top tier real estate private equity firm

$350 M in transaction experience

Teach for America alum

Stanford MBA, Harvard MPA, Duke BA

Prior to dedicating himself to the Moving to Opportunity Fund full time, Hans was a project manager at McCormack Baron Salazar, a social impact real estate development firm that specializes in mixed income housing and the revitalization of distressed urban neighborhoods. Hans’ responsibilities included underwriting new tax credit developments across the country and helping to manage the transformation of the Alice Griffith public housing project in the Bayview Hunters Point area of San Francisco into a mixed-income community through the HUD Choice Neighborhoods Program.

Immediately preceding his return to California, Hans served as Associate Director of Acquisitions at Long Wharf Capital, a Boston-based real estate private equity firm (and the former private real estate arm of Fidelity Investments), where he closed on real estate acquisitions with a total capitalization in excess of $350 million. These acquisitions spanned multiple product types (multifamily, office, and retail) and multiple markets, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Washington DC. Prior to joining Long Wharf, Hans taught in an inner-city public school in post-Katrina New Orleans as a member of Teach for America.

Hans holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (where he graduated in the top 5% of his class as an Arjay Miller Scholar), a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University (where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa).

"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."



Board of Directors

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Founder and Executive MD of Long Wharf Capital

Former Executive MD of the Fidelity Real Estate Group

> $4 B in direct transaction experience

Managing Director & Chief Impact Officer at Advantage Capital

Former President of Urban Strategies and a national expert on service-enriched housing

Former Director of the Missouri Department of Labor

Co-Founder of Cardinal Group

Manages a 15,000 unit  multifamily portfolio

Direct experience launching and scaling a multifamily focused real estate investment firm with a national footprint

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Chairman of Swift Real Estate Partners

Board Member of Bridge Housing

Co-founded AMB Property Company, which merged with Prologis to become the largest global industrial REIT

Board Member 

Founder of RSF Partners, a real estate private equity manager with over $1 billion in equity

Lecturer in real estate finance at Stanford Business School

Board Member, Teach for America (Dallas Region)

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Former Assistant HUD Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Founder of the Dallas-based Inclusive Communities Project, which assists hundreds of low-income families annually to move to high opportunity areas

Advisory Board & Legal Team

Joshua Goodman

Associate Professor

Harvard University

Alison Bell

Former Executive Director

The Baltimore Regional

Housing Partnership

William Rudnick


DLA Piper

Nathaniel Hendren


Harvard University

Yusef Freeman

Head of West Coast Operations

McCormack Baron Salazar

Nikeisha Gentles


DLA Piper

Keren Horn

Assistant Professor

UMass Boston

Philip Tegeler

Executive Director

Poverty & Race Research

Action Council

Brian Awe


DLA Piper

Heather Schwartz

Associate Director, RAND Education

The RAND Corporation

Sujit Sitole

Founder & Managing Principal

Cambridge West Partners

Research Partners

Margery Turner

The Urban Institute

Ran the Research Office at HUD when the MTO study was launched

Member of the Urban Institute's Executive Leadership Team

Mark Joseph

Case Western

Leading expert on social outcomes in mixed-income housing

Founder, The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

Mary Cunningham

The Urban Institute

Nearly 20 years of program evaluation experience

Co-Director, Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Diane Levy

The Urban Institute

Extensive experience in program evaluation and qualitative research

Senior Research Associate, the Urban Institute

Amy Khare

Case Western

Respected researcher with resident services, property management,       and development experience

Research Director, NIMC