Anne Wilson, Senior V.P., Housing & Real Estate Development

Anne Wilson headshotMs. Wilson joined CHW in 2002, where she manages a team of 15 and is responsible for real estate development, finance and strategy. She has managed the development of over 2,400 of CHW’s 3,030 apartments including residential and mixed-use, new construction, acquisition, preservation and rehabilitation projects. Prior to joining CHW, Ms. Wilson was the founding director for the San Diego programs of both the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Under her leadership, LISC invested working capital and equity in San Diego’s emerging nonprofit housing developers. In 1992, she led the creation of LISC’s Affordable Housing Development Training Program that has been the premier comprehensive training in housing finance and development for nonprofit developers in California. Ms. Wilson’s experience includes eight years with the City of Boston’s Redevelopment Agency and Neighborhood Development Division. Ms. Wilson is recognized as a leader in affordable housing development throughout the nation, is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and has served multiple terms on the boards of directors of Housing California and the San Diego Housing Federation. Anne received her Master’s in City Planning from MIT, where she held a fellowship at the Center for Real Estate Development.

Mary Jane Jagodzinski, Vice President – Development

Mary Jane headshotAfter 15 years in commercial real estate, Ms. Jagodzinski joined Community HousingWorks in 2003, and is responsible for all aspects of project development, including acquisitions, due diligence, entitlements, leadership of the design and construction teams, and financing. Ms. Jagodzinski was the project leader for SOLARA, a nationally awarded sustainable affordable housing development that is the first Zero Energy New Home in California, and for complex HUD acquistions that have been nationally awarded for innovative finance and sustainable renovations. Prior to CHW, Ms. Jagodzinski’s experience includes: head of a national developer’s commercial development group where, in joint ventures with institutional investor Kemper Insurance, she developed over 500,000 sf of anchored retail, office, hotel and mixed-use projects, including Type I construction; Vice President of a national engineering/environmental firm providing advisory services to the financial and investment sectors; and entitlement consultant for portion of the complex entitlements of Carlsbad Ranch and Encinitas Ranch. Previously, she held senior positions with the State of California, including Executive Director of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC), and Principal at California Assembly Ways and Means Committee, where she was the lead for taxation issues. Mary Jane Jagodzinski received her Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from California State University, Sacramento, and her Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She serves as President of the Board of the San Diego Housing Federation; has served as an invited member of the California Energy Commission’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for the New Solar Homes Partnership and the CTCAC Working Group on CUAC in Existing Tax Credit project; and, is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Dave Gatzke, Vice President – Acquisitions

Dave headshotDavid Gatzke joined Community HousingWorks in 2007, and is responsible for identifying and securing acquisition of multi-family development sites and acquisition/rehabilitation properties. He is also responsible for managing feasibility review process as well as leading entitlement efforts for acquisition/rehab and new construction developments. Mr. Gatzke has 18 years of land development and project management experience.  Prior to joining CHW, he was responsible for the planning and land development activities of multiple master-planned communities in San Diego and Riverside Counties.  In addition, he has led the acquisitions and entitlement efforts of an infill homebuilder, and provided multi-disciplinary land analysis as a consultant to major institutional and private landowners.  Mr. Gatzke has extensive experience in obtaining challenging entitlements, including securing permits under California and Federal Clean Water Acts and Endangered Species Acts. David Gatzke received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Washington’s College of Urban Design and Planning.


Sylvia Martinez, Senior Project Manager

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Sylvia Martinez has twenty years of experience in housing and community development throughout California.  She has directed the development of over 500 affordable units, with five onsite childcare centers, and numerous community and economic development projects.  For Wakeland Housing & Development, Martinez was project leader for the award-winning, LEED Platinum project, Los Vecinos, and the acquisition/rehabilitation of Vista Grande Apartments.  As project manager at Community Housing Works, Martinez built affordable, farmworker and special needs housing at Eucalyptus View Co-operative and Old Grove Apartments.   At the MAAC Project, Martinez was a Community Development Specialist, in charge of the Laurel Tree Apartments, 138 units of affordable multi-family rental housing in Carlsbad and the San Martin de Porres Apartments, 116 units of affordable multi-family housing, with onsite childcare. She was also Project Manager of the Retail Cart Incubator.  She designed entrepreneurial training for low-income minority residents of San Diego, coordinated business plan counseling, financing advice, and technical assistance to start up small businesses, provided cart management services and oversight of $20,000 Microloan Fund.   Currently at CHW, Martinez is involved in the El Norte project for disabled veterans and families in Escondido, CA, Kalos Apartments in North Park, San Diego, and the rehabilitation of the Los Robles Apartments in Vista, CA.  Sylvia Martinez received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Urban & Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.