BRIAN EVJEN, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
AFFORDABLE HOUSING - FLORIDA
As the Florida Director of Affordable Housing Development for Norstar Development USA, Mr. Evjen is responsible for managing all aspects of the process of developing affordable housing in partnership with public housing authorities (PHAs) and other partners throughout the State of Florida.
Mr. Evjen brings over 12 years of experience in the area of real estate development and finance, and has developed a diverse blend of project types, including market rate and affordable multifamily, mixed use, commercial, education, and food service spaces. He has experience in the development of housing for the elderly, families, and homeless populations.
Mr. Evjen has successfully redeveloped urban infill sites, developed and rehabilitated multiple units in historic districts, and successfully achieved LEED Gold and Silver certification on three separate projects in Florida. In addition, he has been involved in the planning, development, and financing of more than 1,000 market rate and affordable housing units and has secured funding from multiple funding sources including LIHTC, AHP, CDBG, SHIP, HOME, and New Markets Tax Credits.
Prior to joining Norstar, Mr. Evjen served as the Vice President of Strategic Planning for Metropolitan Ministries, a Tampa-based non-profit organization, where he led the redevelopment and construction of over 150,000 square feet of transitional and affordable housing for homeless families, in addition to multiple other mixed uses. Prior to that, Mr. Evjen directed West Florida multifamily development for Colonial Properties Trust, a Birmingham, Alabama based REIT. Mr. Evjen received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Stetson University School of Law.