Janine Sisak, Senior Vice President/General Counsel of DMA Development Company, LLC, has fifteen years of experience in the development and ownership of affordable housing. Ms. Sisak manages projects funded through the Housing Tax Credit program, as well as a variety of HUD programs. As General Counsel for DMA, she handles all legal matters for the firm and manages partnership and loan closings and refinances. Additionally, she handles all asset management responsibilities for DMA Development, working very closely with DMA Properties. As Senior Vice President and DMA’s Principal in Charge of Development Originations, Janine specializes in mixed-income, mixed-use developments with multiple sources of financing and has completed some of DMA’s most difficult transactions. One of the developments she managed is Wildflower Terrace, a 201-unit senior affordable housing development in Austin, Texas, which has just been recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as a finalist for the 2017 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award.
Prior to joining DMA, Ms. Sisak was an Employment Law Associate for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, New York, September 1998 through October 2000. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude in May 1993. In May 1998, she received her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, where she was Notes and Articles Editor for the Fordham Law Review. Ms. Sisak is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a Member of the New York Bar Association. She was a visiting lecturer at the Law School, College of Management, Rishon Lezion, Israel in 2001.
Janine was elected to the Board of the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP) in 2014 and was elected Secretary in 2016. She has been lauded for her work as Chair of TAAHP’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Committee. She is on the Board of Rosewood Senior Housing I, Inc., an Austin based nonprofit which owns and operated Lyons Gardens, a HUD Section 202 providing affordable housing for seniors.
A Pennsylvania native, she graduated cum laude from Tufts University (MA) with a BA in Economics and received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law (NY) where she was Notes and Articles Editor for the Fordham Law Review. Janine is a member of the Texas Bar Association.