Rob Fossi is the Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development at Enterprise Community Development, a division of Enterprise Community Partners, where he uses his decades of experience in the industry to manage the real estate development department including new construction, renovations, recapitalizations, and mixed-income projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Most recently, Fossi guided the mid-Atlantic region for The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) as SVP of real estate. He led TCB’s entry into the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Richmond and Charlotte markets with ventures ranging from neighborhood-scale redevelopment to public housing transformation and mixed-income, mixed-use transit- oriented-development, with a particular focus on meaningful sustained partnerships with local providers and advocates.
Prior to joining TCB, Fossi was director of community development at Fannie Mae, where he structured and launched the Urban Deep Dive program and helped coordinate a $4 billion corporate and philanthropic response to the 2005 hurricanes. Fossi previously held a position in senior leadership at Fannie Mae Foundation, during which his team redesigned, restructured and directed all national and multi-regional housing- and community development-related programs and investments, including grant-making and lending. In addition, he forged and managed the Foundation's Organizational Effectiveness programming and supervised counseling and financial services work.
In coordination with a pioneering consensus organizing campaign, Fossi launched the New Orleans LISC program in 1992, and directed those efforts through early 1999.
Before opening the New Orleans office, he was a program officer and acting program director of LISC DC. Fossi has served on several nonprofit boards and advisory committees, including Montgomery Housing Partnership and LISC DC, was a founding member of Technology Works for Good, as well as the Coalition for Non-Profit Housing Development and has coached youth soccer in both Washington and New Orleans.