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Urbanist Solutions was created by Kurt Creager. He has financed, planned and/or developed over 10,000 dwellings and many mixed use/master planned communities. Mr. Creager delivers the most professional service available.

Using a team approach, Mr Creager assembles highly talented individuals and/or subcontractors to form high performance and multidisciplinary groups. Given his national scope and professional involvement, Mr Creager can draw upon trusted colleagues from throughout the housing, community development, design and finance professions in North America.

 


Kurt Creager

PRINCIPAL; URBANIST SOLUTIONS LLC

Kurt Creager founded Urbanist Solutions LLC; a consultancy, limited partner and/or general partner to integrate workforce housing into transit oriented and master planned communities throughout the American West.

He previously was senior vice president of Housing Development for CDK Partners in Phoenix, AZ where he originated 6,300 dwellings and three hotels for the private investment company. He also served as an investment analyst for the company's principal equity partner.

Prior to this venture, Creager was CEO of the Vancouver Housing Authority in Vancouver, WA serving the communities in SW Washington for over 15 years. He led the development of 3,500 dwellings, helping transform the agency into a sustainable and dynamic local housing provider. The agency served as a community renewal agency and public development authority and was classified by Standard and Poor's as Strong with a Stable Outlook.

Creager is the former chief of Housing and Economic Development for Metropolitan King County in Seattle. There he established the Housing Opportunity Fund, a debt and equity fund which has invested in over 9,000 affordable housing units in over 40 localities to date. He began his career in the private sector where he was responsible for land use entitlements for commercial, residential and industrial developments.

Creager is past president of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), Washington, D.C., and currently serves as the representative to the United Nations for NAHRO’s Non-Governmental Organization. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit corporations including NAHRO, and the Housing Development Law Institute in Washington, D.C. and Arizona State University's Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family. He has served as an editorial advisory board member for Affordable Housing Finance magazine and as a trainer of entrepreneurship at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey and the Public Housing Authority Director’s Association in Washington, D.C.

He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Fannie Mae Fellow in the State and Local Public Executive Program; the University of Washington’s Cascade Management Institute, and Western Washington University.

 


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