Reimagine Development Partners educates U.S. taxpayers and real estate developers about how Historic Tax Credits can be used to rebuild communities through real estate development, and how taxpayers can use money they were already going to pay in taxes to invest in those real estate projects.
Will is the co-founder and CEO of the Reimagine Development Partners (“Reimagine”), which educates real estate developers and their supporters about how to use money they were already going to pay in taxes to invest in real estate projects. Will is a career real estate developer and educator.
Prior to launching Reimagine, Will was co-founder and CEO of Green Coast Enterprises (a triple-bottom line development firm), which he started in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
He is also a founding faculty member of the Sustainable Real Estate Development Program at Tulane University, where he has taught since 2008.
On May 15, 2022, Will launched the Property Lines podcast, which tells stories of land, who owns it, who works it, who has access to the wealth pulled from it, and how those stories affect the reality we find today. You can listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Will has been named an Echoing Green fellow, a distinguished Alumnus of Davidson College, and a Champion of Change by President Obama. Will holds a Ph.D. and two Masters’ degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an A.B. with Honors in Cross-Cultural Studies from Davidson College.
Daniela is the co-founder of the Reimagine Development Partners. She is an educator and expert in urban disaster resilience and community development. Prior to launching Reimagine, Daniela spent fifteen years supporting both the post-Katrina housing recovery in New Orleans and assisting local governments throughout Latin America with resilience and recovery policy creation. Her roles as Field Operations Director and later Executive Director of Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO) resulted in the reconstruction a thousand homes in the city’s most vulnerable communities. She then spent five years as a member of the Louisiana Land Trust’s executive team, where she orchestrated partnerships with local governments, private developers, and community stakeholders to dispose of twelve thousand properties statewide.
Daniela implemented several Federal incentives and programs targeting housing affordability and development in recovery efforts, including the Low-income Housing Tax Credit and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. In addition to her work with many communities, Daniela has rebuilt, owns and operates 12 housing units in New Orleans. Daniela is a professor in the Sustainable Real Estate Development Program at Tulane University, where she has taught since 2014. Daniela holds a degree in industrial engineering from St. Paul Catholic University of Bolivia, a Master of Economics from Tulane University, and is currently an Economics Ph.D. candidate at Tulane.
Sophia joined Reimagine Development Partners in May of 2023. As Partnerships Manager, Sophia is a key member of RDP’s executive team and participates in short-term planning and prioritizing, ongoing partnership development, long-term strategic planning.
Sophia is a Tulane graduate where she pursued a double major in Architecture and Sustainable Real Estate Development. Completing her degrees in 3 years, she consistently demonstrated her passion for the built environment and was the recipient of the most outstanding Senior in Real Estate award.
Sophia has obtained her private pilot, motorcycle, personal training, and drone licenses, and was a founding member and VP of non-profit, Flight Club 502. She was also apart of the Tulane rowing team during her time at the university.
Tony joined Reimagine Development Partners in May of 2023 following his graduation from Tulane University's Sustainable Real Estate Development program. As the Underwriting Manager, Tony assumes a pivotal role within RDP's executive team, evaluating and assessing investment opportunities to ensure that each deal aligns with the company's objectives.
In his free time, Tony enjoys immersing himself in the lively culture of New Orleans. He frequently explores different local spots, always with his dog, Beans, by his side.
Sorrell joined Reimagine Development Partners in May of 2023. As the Community Real Estate Academy (CREA) Manager, Sorrell is developing CREA'S curriculum materials and building relationships with local community members to ultimately coordinate the logistics to launch the first cohort of CREA in the fall of 2023. He graduated from Tulane Business School in 2022 and received the prestigious Tulane Top 34 Award for outstanding academic and leadership achievements.
He also led social justice facilitations as a Community Engagement Advocate (CEA) at Tulane, fostering inclusivity and understanding among students and faculty.
Additionally Sorrell has worked with FCAT, a Tulane-funded nonprofit scientific research base in Ecuador, teaching students the value of community-engaged research and service while abroad. Outside of work, Sorrell has a passion for outdoor activities like hiking and swimming.