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􀀃Khalil Uqdah

President, Development

As part of the development team at Charm City Buyers, Mr.
Uqdah is responsible for financial modeling, strategic focus,
organizational capacity, partnership advancement, and
community engagement. His expertise in residential
development seamlessly transitions to his role as a lead on
Henderson Crossing, a $15M for-sale residential development
consisting of 50+ units located in East Baltimore. By removing
vacant and blighted properties without displacing current
residents, Mr. Uqdah leverages his knowledge of creative
financing to create community.


Mr. Uqdah is a developer on The Packing House, a $24M
adaptive reuse and historic preservation project involving
higher education, emerging industries, and the investment
community. The Packing House maximizes the strengths of the
Eastern Shore to support and grow regional economic
opportunities connected to agriculture, aquaculture, and
environmental technologies.


Mr. Uqdah has rehabilitated vacant and blighted properties for
residential resale since 2012. His extensive knowledge of tax
credits, grants, opportunity zones, and other sources allows for
a high quality, low cost product to market rate and affordable
home buyers.


Mr. Uqdah continues to oversee a portfolio of 20+ rental units
in Baltimore, MD and Hartford, CT.

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YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

11 years

 

EDUCATION

Lehigh University
Bachelor of Science, Business
Management and Economics


Towson University
Master of Business Administration

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

NAACP, Lancaster PA - Financial
Empowerment Summit


BYP - Opportunity Zones

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Mayor Brandon Scott - Housing
and Neighborhood Development
Transition Team Member


Gilman School, Board of Trustees -
Executive Committee


Charm City Land Trusts - Vice
President


Baltimore City Construction
License Holder

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11 years

EDUCATION

Lafayette College
Bachelor of Science, Economics

and Finance

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Member - Lafayette College Board
of Trustees


President - Gilman School Alumni
Association, Board of Governors


Board Member - Charm City Land
Trusts


Maryland Real Estate License

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

􀀃Kyara Gray

President, Operations and Finance

As a founder of Charm City Buyers, Mrs. Gray is responsible for
identifying investment opportunities, organizational strategy,
strategic partnerships, directing operations, strategic focus,
organizational capacity, partnership advancement, and
community engagement. Her expertise in operations allows for
the development of key KPIs and business dashboards to enable
performance management and facilitate organizational
accountability.


Mrs. Gray defines and prioritizes key strategic objectives in
coordination with partners throughout the organization to
provide decision support with high quality business forecasting,
operations, and analytics processes.


Since its inception, Kyara has consistently increased annual
revenues, year over year, including the most recent 110%
increase that has resulted in hundreds of renovated residential
properties in Baltimore City.


Mrs. Gray performs operationally focused financial analysis and
intelligence gathering to support strategic development and
business initiatives.


Mrs. Gray has rehabilitated vacant and blighted properties for
residential resale since 2012. Her extensive knowledge of tax
credits, grants, construction, and development allows for a high
quality, low cost product to market rate and affordable home
buyers.


Mrs. Gray continues to oversee a portfolio of 20+ rental units in
Baltimore, MD and Hartford, CT.

Neb Seyoum

President, Construction

As a co-founder of Lanas Construction, a full-service MBE General Construction company, Neb has served in all business capacities including business development, subcontractor management, marketing oversight, estimating/scheduling, quality control, and organizational strategy. His respect in the industry has maintained positive ratings amongst general contractors and developers alike.

Neb has built, rehabbed, and consulted on commercial structures, multi-unit structures, mixed use properties and more. Throughout his career, he has built/rehabbed over 300 houses including houses at Henderson Crossing, an $18,000,000 historic rehab development in East Baltimore where he served as the lead General Contractor. Neb prides himself on his attention to detail which results in a very high-quality end product.

 

Neb's computer technology background, results in the employment of all the latest software applications geared towards efficiency and transparency with clients. He understands that efficiency is directly tied to success.

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YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

25 years

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

B.S. Computer Engineering Concentration: Software Engineering

 

B.S. Mathematics Concentration: Applied Mathematics

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

Maryland Realtors

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