Dale White (BAED '05) is a real estate developer with more than 15 years of experience leading equitable, green community development projects He currently serves as principal for acquisitions and development at Bastogne Development Partners, where he leads affordable housing projects in urban markets across the United States.
He is the former director of real estate at The Brownsville Partnership, where he guided implementation of The Brownsville Plan, a collective strategy for the equitable development of the distressed Brooklyn neighborhood through the lens of health, housing, and economic mobility. He also supported the Brownsville Community Land Trust (CLT), working to secure RFPs in Brownsville.
Prior to his role with The Brownsville Partnership, White served as development manager with the Jonathan Rose Companies, where he led over $500 million in affordable housing projects across the Northeast and oversaw the firm’s investments in below-market debt and equity for community development. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Previously, White served as a development associate at Full Spectrum of NY, where he was responsible for financial analysis and project management.
Before working in development, White was a research associate at Real Capital Analytics, responsible for land and real estate development site research. Prior to moving to New York, he worked as an Urban Planning Consultant for the City of Buffalo’s Good Neighbor’s Planning Alliance, where he established a platform for the youth of Buffalo to participate in the community planning process. His hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., has motivated White to focus his energy, both academically and professionally, on repairing the fabric of communities.
In 2022, White was named as the inaugural Affordable Housing Fellow at UB's School of Architecture and Planning, providing research and teaching consultation in affordable housing development and finance. He says his roots in Buffalo continue to drive his work. “It all stems from finding a solution for my hometown. Drive down Bailey, Broadway and Elmwood avenues and you get three different experiences. We’re at a critical point today, where we have an opportunity to build back our cities equitably, thoughtfully and in a way that can leverage resources instead of wasting them.”
In addition to a BA in Environmental Design from UB, White holds a MBA in Finance and Strategy and an MS in Real Estate from New York University.