Our leadership team has reached out to leading industry experts to form an Executive Advisory Committee who collectively strategize on addressing the current and future real estate challenges that we all face.
Mr. Baack is the lead Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgewater Bank.
A Denovo bank committed to serving the unique financial needs of seasoned real estate and small business entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities. His experience includes over 20 years of commercial banking and regulatory experience. As the President of
the Bank, Mr. Baack overseas all functions of the Bank and is still very much involved in managing an extensive loan portfolio. As the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Baack employs his experience with risk management, investment analysis and asset-liability
management to strategically position the Bank for continued profitability and success.
Mr. Holmberg is the President of Affordable Homes for All (AHFA), a nonprofit affordable housing developer
based in Minneapolis. Their mission is simple and concise "Build and Preserve." Before forming AHFA, Mr. Holmberg was the president of CommonBond Housing and Investment Corp, and the COO and CFO of CommonBond Communities for 17 years.
Joe was the moving force behind the growth of their portfolio and the driving force in the preservation and rehabilitation of over 2,000 units. His success in creating a new partnership for 17 HUD 202's bringing in millions of equity from
Enterprise Social Investment Corporation (ESIC) was and remains unprecedented to this day. It earned him the designation of 2006 CFO All Star from LISC. Joe is a CPA and earned his MBA at the University of Minnesota.
Project partner at Premier Management & Development, concentrating on new business development
opportunities. Previously, Mr. Huckleby served as a Senior Consultant at Galvan and Associates in Chicago, Illinois. He was the Vice President of the Twin Cities Community Land Bank, Director of the Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative,
and Deputy Director of the Minneapolis Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has also served as the Acting Director of the HUD offices in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Springfield, Illinois. He is currently serving on the
Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Connections. Previously, he served on the boards of the Local Initiative Support Corporation, Hallie Q. Brown Center, the Family Housing Fund, Minnesota Rural Partners, and Support Our Schools.