Christopher LoPiano manages CPDC’s real estate department and is responsible for all property development activities from project conception through construction completion and property operations.
Prior to joining CPDC, Mr. LoPiano was the Director of Development at CityInterests where he managed the development of a 15-acre planned unit development in the Parkside Promise neighborhood that included residential, office, educational, and health care uses.
Mr. LoPiano’s career in real estate development spans more than 25 years with prominent organizations primarily in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD regions. He specializes in urban development and community revitalization, and works closely with community leaders and neighborhood organizations to achieve their goals. Mr. LoPiano has extensive experience in developing affordable housing, including renovation and new construction in both the rental and for-sale sides of the business. He has led several large urban mixed-use projects, from project entitlement through construction and lease-up.
Mr. LoPiano began his community development career at the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization where he helped grow a small housing counseling agency into a nationally-recognized community development organization emphasizing home ownership and economic development.
He then opened and led the Washington, DC and the Baltimore, MD offices of the Bank of America Community Development Corporation (BACDC). His 11-year tenure at BACDC was highlighted by developing more than 2,000 units of affordable rental housing and managing the new construction of one high-rise and two mid-rise residential buildings. In addition, Mr. LoPiano led the development a $100 million downtown, mixed-use development that included the historic preservation and of eight 19th century buildings which were converted into lofts over retail.
Mr. LoPiano was a long-time member of the Washington, DC Local Advisory Committee of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and served on the Washington, DC Loan Committee of the Nonprofit Finance Fund. He is a past President of the Baltimore Neighborhood Design Center and has served on the Urban Land Institute study panels for Norfolk, VA and Rochester, NY.
Mr. LoPiano graduated from Georgetown University with degrees in Government and Economics.
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