Frederick White

Frederick White is a seasoned investment management professional with a passion to make an impact globally. Frederick has 20 years of primarily institutional direct real estate investing experience in debt and equity markets across all major property sectors employing various investment structures. He is well versed in underwriting real estate, setting investment objectives, portfolio management, project management, assessing owners, fund operators, real estate markets as well as structuring and negotiating loan, purchase and sale, and subscription agreements. Frederick holds an MBA from North Carolina Central University and a BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College.

PROJECT: REIMAGINING FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The City of Los Angeles, like many major U.S. cities, is facing a housing affordability crisis. While the city has a severe shortage of affordable housing, prices have grown four times faster than incomes since 2000. FUSE Fellow Frederick White worked with the Office of the City Administrative Officer and other departments to explore innovative financing vehicles to expand opportunities for development and help incorporate those models into a long-term housing strategy for the city. Frederick’s work led to a series of recommendations that encouraged the city to expand its current housing preservation and development resources in a manner that aligns with Real Estate Capital Markets financing tools to incentivize developers to create mixed-income housing. His work will help forge new relationships between the city and the private real estate debt and equity sectors, leading to a better understanding of the private capital available for affordable housing development and preservation, ultimately leading to an increase in housing production within the city.