Meet Our Team
At Haan Development , we know that great people make all the difference. That’s why we’ve worked to build a fantastic team full of passionate and dedicated people. We believe this is one of the most talented teams in the industry.
Gerald Haan – Owner
Gerald works directly with all ongoing development and consulting projects. After studying economics at the University of Tennessee, Gerald went to work in the commercial real estate and development field, which eventually led him into securities and financial markets. Through the various city boards and commissions that he has served on, Gerald has gained valuable experience in the inner workings of municipal governance. In addition, Gerald has developed thorough construction knowledge through his association with a regional lumber company and his strong partnerships with construction firms. Gerald has been involved with multi-family and senior development, specializing in the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and agency backed financing. Furthermore, Haan has been active in national brand hotel development, assisted care facilities, and other commercial enterprises.
Lacy Tippett – Chief Financial Officer
Lacy is responsible for all accounting functions for the company and provides support service for the application, financing, and development phases of company projects. She manages construction draw funding paperwork, loan application, due diligence, and oversees the accounting team. Lacy holds a degree in Accounting and is a Certified Credit Compliance Professional.
Benjamin Ide – Director of Development
Benjamin Ide is responsible for our organizations day-to-day operations . Prior to joining the company, Ben served as a Housing Development Officer for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Ben holds a degree in Finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional. Ben also serves as the Director of Development for G.A. Haan Development.
Justin Francis – Deputy Assistant Asset Manager
Justin focuses on Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects in the Western United States. He supports our team with new business development, compliance processes and building relationships with local non-profits and state agencies. Prior to joining our organization, Justin served as the Housing Development and Asset Manager for the City of Phoenix, AZ. Justin holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Humboldt State University. He is also a Housing Certified Credit Professional, a Certified Public Housing Manager, and he holds California General Contractor and Real Estate Brokers Licenses.