Peter Graham joined MBL in 2016 after 10 years with Just-A-Start Corporation in Cambridge, MA where he first served as a Project Manager followed by 8 years as Director of Real Estate Development. He was responsible for all aspects of an active development division with over $7 million in annual development activity covering a wide range of development endeavors.  Peter's experience in affordable housing spans almost two decades and has included work involving complex layered financing of both market rate and affordable housing with a focus on Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Peter is first and foremost a problem solver and is committed to helping clients achieve their goals with straight forward carefully conceived solutions.

Tilman Lukas has over 33 years' experience in construction and housing development. Tilman served as Director of Development and Assistant Executive Director for Operations at Way Finders, Inc. for 13 years. For the past 20 years, he has been a partner, officer and Principal of MBL Housing & Development. Tilman's expertise includes knowledge of all types of housing development including market rate housing, low and moderate income housing, special needs housing, and single room occupancy housing (SRO). He has extensive knowledge in housing policy, affordable housing development, housing construction, project management, environmental regulations and lead paint abatement. 

JooRi Johnson has worked at MBL Housing & Development since 2009. JooRi is a senior project manager and assists with multiple tax credit housing projects. Prior to joining MBL, JooRi received a law degree from Western New England University and is a certified mediator. She has served on the boards of the Valley CDC and F.U.S.E., a non-profit dedicated to the advocacy of children in need of foster/adoptive homes.

Michael Shafer. Michael Shafer has over twenty five years of professional housing and community development experience serving as an affordable Housing Developer, Housing and Community Development Lead, Senior Managing Developer, Deputy Program Manager, Executive Director, and technical assistance provider. He has extensive experience with structuring programs and projects which address a broad range of community development objectives; including affordable housing, community revitalization, economic development, family self-sufficiency, and permanent supportive housing for people with special needs. His knowledge of HUD programs, and associated regulatory requirements, has allowed him to implement a wide range of affordable housing development projects.

 Peter Graham, President
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Tilman Lukas, Principal
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JooRi Johnson                                 Michael Shafer
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MBL Housing and Development (MBL) is a multi-disciplinary real estate consulting firm. Services include affordable housing development, financial feasibility analysis, development packaging, project management services, and market analysis for housing and economic development projects. Typical projects include for profit and non-profit sponsored affordable housing development.

MBL facilitates private investment in publicly beneficial projects by resolving complex development problems and securing incentive financing. The firm represents clients in direct negotiations with local, state, and federal governments and financial institutions. We specialize in resolving public policy issues and in leveraging private financing by assisting clients to access public resources. MBL provides clients with hands-on strategic technical assistance designed to assure that the client achieves stated objectives.

  • Housing for Homeless Veterans
  • Multi-Family Rental Housing
  • Senior Housing
  • Single Room Occupancy Housing
  • Special Needs Housing
  • Typical Project Development Range:
    $2,000,000 - $20,000,000
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Community Based Housing Program
  • Federal Historic Tax Credits
  • Federal Home Loan Bank AHP
  • Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Home Investment Partnership Program
  • Housing Innovations Fund
  • Housing Stabilization Fund
  • HUD Community Block Grant Program
  • HUD Section 202 Program
  • HUD Section 236 Recapitalization
  • HUD Section 811 Program
  • State Low Income Housing Credits
  • State Historic Tax Credits
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Administration Per Diem Program
  • Veterans Administration Innovation Initiative
  • Veterans Administration Supportive Housing Program