The more things change, the more things stay (pretty much) the same.
For the last decade, the Landon Group, under the expert direction of its founder Becky Landon, has facilitated hundreds of affordable housing projects and created thousands of units in the process. But change is inevitable, and as of this January, Becky Landon will step away to pursue passions long-time and brand-new.
In a 30-year career creating affordable housing in the Midwest, Becky has had a constant impact, working to solve the ubiquitous lack of affordable housing in our communities with her deep understanding of the rules and regulations and creative problem-solving skills. Her “next act” will be international, working with small businesses and communities in developing countries.
While we will all miss Becky’s presence and expertise, the work of the Landon Group will continue on without a break. Developers should expect our continued guidance and expertise as we work together to preserve and increase the amount of quality affordable housing in our community. Sarah Larson, current Principal and a member of the team since 2016, will take over leadership. For those who have worked with Sarah, you know her commitment, expertise, and passion are unmatched, and that the Landon Group will be in very good hands.
To fill out the leadership, Louise Zawojski, Senior Project Manager and member of the team for the last five years, has been promoted to the position of Principal. For those of you who know Louise, you know she has extensive knowledge of the field and a passion for permanent supportive housing. Just since joining Landon, she has structured housing developments up to $30 million, secured $50 million in soft financing, and closed transactions involving both 9% and 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HUD 202, MHFA, County and City financing. She will be a great asset to our work in this new role.
Sarah and Louise are honored to continue the work Becky began at Landon Group. Our entire team is committed to the values that Becky instilled: excellence, respect, knowledge, partnership, and growth. We look forward to what we can accomplish in the next decade, and beyond.