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Comunidad Partners Named Freddie Mac’s 2021 Impact Sponsor Of The Year

Comunidad Partners, an Austin, TX-based minority and women-owned real estate investment firm that specializes in workforce and affordable housing communities in culturally diverse neighborhoods, was awarded Freddie Mac’s Impact Sponsor Award. The award is given to companies that create and preserve affordable housing and tenant advancement.

“This award speaks to the commitment by Freddie Mac to bringing housing and social impact resident services to those in underserved communities and enhances our ability to serve our impact housing mission through our partnership together,” said Antonio Marquez, managing partner of Comunidad Partners.

In 2021, Comunidad Partners secured a $300 million financing commitment through Bellwether Enterprises and Freddie Mac that supports the creation or preservation of affordable workforce housing throughout the United States.

Comunidad specializes in revitalizing affordable and workforce apartments in infill locations and implementing its specialized cultural management platform, which includes cultural upgrades, community investment initiatives, and ESG / social impact programs.

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About Erik Hamilton

Erik Hamilton, who has more than 15 years in CRE journalism, is a former staff writer with the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Business Journal. In addition to The Times and the OCBJ, he was also a reporter and editor for Crittenden Research, The San Bernardino Sun and UPI. Erik also worked six years in CRE public relations with Los Angeles-based Hoyt Organization, where he was a Senior Account Executive. He later joined Lee & Associates where he served as the Director of Corporate Communications. There ,in addition to his work with Lee’s CEO, he managed 57 offices nationwide and provided PR, social media and media training for the offices. A graduate of UC Irvine, with a BA in history, he is an avid record collector where he continues to search for a rare Joy Division single.

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