Chris brings more than 15 years of real estate development, legal, tax credit finance, and project management experience to MinimBuilt LLC.  He is President of VNV Development, a firm that focuses on acquisition, finance, and development of residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. VNV is dedicated to the principles of sustainable building: smart-growth urban site development, affordable housing, renewable energy, and energy and resource-efficient materials and systems. Chris is a founding director and served for eight years as President of GreenHOME, Inc., now Greenspace, Inc., an organization whose mission is to make affordable housing and neighborhoods green ( Chris was an attorney in the Washington DC offices of Arent Fox, Greenberg Traurig, and Akin Gump, specializing in environmental law and brownfields redevelopment. He has a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Harvard University, a Master’s in environmental management and resource economics from Duke University, and a law degree from Cornell Law School.