Charles Knighton II Technical Advisor
Charles Knighton II presently serves as a Technical Advisor on the Affordable Housing Development team with the Florida Housing Coalition. Throughout the past decade, Charles has consistently made significant contributions to the multifamily and affordable housing sector.
As Senior Manager/AVP at the Community Preservation Corp (CPC), a nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Charles spearheaded initiatives to foster relationships with affordable multifamily developers, nonprofits, and government officials in the Southeast. His strategic efforts led to the development of a substantial loan pipeline exceeding $50 million, showcasing his commitment to providing comprehensive capital solutions in the nonprofit and community development arena.
Over the past decade, Charles has facilitated nearly $300 million in loan originations. His proficiency extends to navigating the intricacies of closing and originating opportunities with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and FHA/HUD for both market rate and affordable projects. At Lument, he focused on originating small balance agency programs for emerging multifamily owners. During his tenure at CPC, his focus shifted to originating 221(d)(4) and 223(f) HUD loans, demonstrating his nuanced understanding of diverse financing structures.
Beyond his originating roles, Charles has served as a consultant to multifamily investment firms, with DMMD Holdings, LLC being his most recent engagement. In this capacity, he collaborated directly with a private equity group, contributing to the preparations for the launch of a $100 million private equity fund.
Charles possesses licenses as a FL Real Estate Sales Associate and FL Mortgage Loan Originator, underscoring his professional credentials. Demonstrating a commitment to continuous growth, he has made substantial strides towards earning the prestigious MAI designation and is on track to attain the CCIM candidate designation. Academically, Charles earned a Master's Degree in Real Estate from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida, engaging in a double major in Philosophy and Psychology on a Pre-Law track, showcasing his diverse and comprehensive educational background.