St. Charles Town Company, LLC, a Denver-based socially responsible real estate development firm, is thrilled to announce the hiring of Jason Battista as development partner to expand the company’s workforce and affordable housing efforts into the mountain sunbelt region.
Battista joins St. Charles after 14 years at Mercy Community Capital, serving as its president for the past eight years, as well as the senior vice president of Mercy Housing, Inc., one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations.
Battista’s experience leading a national community development financial institution (CDFI) in the affordable and workforce housing space — combined with his previous role as SVP of Mercy Housing, Inc. — wields him with a unique ability to assess the risks and opportunities of entering and operating in new markets. Additionally, his capacity to forge new capital relationships has yielded substantial expertise in structuring complex financing arrangements and providing critical, often unavailable pieces to a project’s capital stack. Having worked more than a decade in the leveraged finance, capital aggregation, and credit risk management space, Battista’s experience complements St Charles’ skillsets in development, entitlement, and construction management, which will help the firm grow its unique platform outside Colorado to provide quality homes to deserving families.