Michael Pitchford

Mike Pitchford is president and CEO of Community Development and Preservation Corporation (CPDC), responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the real estate development and resident service programs of CPDC's affordable housing communities. Founded in 1989, CPDC works to expand the supply of affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic region, has completed more than 4,300 units of housing in 24 multi-family properties.

Previously, Mr. Pitchford led the Community Development Equity Group at Bank of America Corporation in Charlotte, NC. The Group developed or rehabilitated 23,000 units of affordable housing and increased equity commitments 3,000% during his ten years leading the organization. Mr. Pitchford also has participated in or led associations, workshops, conferences, and forums on policy, networking, and the sharing of best practices.

Mr. Pitchford earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Old Dominion University. He has served in leadership roles with the National Equity Fund, the Urban Land Institute, the Washington Area Housing Partnership, the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland Building Industry Associations, and the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the board of the National Equity Fund, the National Housing Conference, and the Center for Housing Policy. He is the immediate past chairman of the Affordable Housing Council of ULI and was a past chairman of the National Housing Conference.