We bridge the public and private sectors to leverage the most effective resources for our communities. We create affordable housing developments and consult on Low Income Housing Tax Credits, RAD, HUD-assisted housing, Section 8,Section 8, low income housing tax credit , RAD and housing preservation. We bridge the public and private sectors to leverage the most effective resources for our communities. We create affordable housing developments and consult on Low Income Housing Tax Credits, RAD, HUD-assisted housing, Section 8,Section 8, low income housing tax credit , RAD and housing preservation.
Board of Directors Profiles
The Board of Directors of Tapestry Development Group is comprised of innovative leaders in the community with diverse expertise and backgrounds. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide Tapestry’s efforts to fulfill its mission.
Kathleen Brownlee
Community Development Advisor, Purpose Built Communities
Kathleen advises groups nationally with Purpose Built Communities, which was created by the CF Foundation in 2009 to catalyze and accelerate holistic community revitalization around the nation, leveraging the lessons learned from the revitalization of the East Lake neighborhood in Atlanta.  East Lake is a bold, innovative, and successful model of community revitalization that helps families break the cycle of poverty.  For two years prior to joining Purpose Built Communities, she led the CF Foundation’s real estate initiatives in Atlanta, focusing primarily on planning and developing mixed-use, mixed-income developments around the East Lake neighborhood. Kathleen has extensive experience in affordable real estate financing, affordable housing development, and asset management.  Prior to joining the CF Foundation, she was the first President of Mercy Housing Southeast, a subsidiary of Mercy Housing, Inc, a national not-for-profit affordable housing developer, manager, and financer of affordable housing.   She initiated and administered a community development information program to introduce the Mercy Housing System in the southeastern region, the first such venture by the corporation east of the Mississippi.  She led a team of developers and in less than five years successfully secured the financing of over $40 million for affordable housing for low-income families and seniors.  Prior to her appointment as President of Mercy Housing Southeast, she served as Mercy Housing, Inc.’s Director of Portfolio Risk Management.  She was responsible for underwriting housing developments and portfolio asset management of the entire Mercy Housing System.  She also supervised audit and tax management, and insurance oversight of corporate assets in excess of $500 million.  Kathleen graduated with honors from Agnes Scott College.  She is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta’s Advisory Council, Chair of the Mercy Loan Fund Loan Review Committee, and has served on boards of several community and national organizations.
Katie Delp
Executive Director, Focused Community Strategies

Katie is the Executive Director of Focused Community Strategies (FCS Ministries) where she leads holistic community redevelopment of under-resourced neighborhoods. She has invested over a decade of her life as an engaged neighbor, community developer and passionate activator in the Historic South Atlanta neighborhood. In addition to her organizational leadership, she has established a number of successful urban initiatives including youth development programs, community-building events, awareness campaigns and a local food co-operative. In her prior work as a consultant, Katie  has worked with numerous non-profit organizations to strengthen their capacity and impact. Katie earned a degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. She is recognized as an Emerging Leader in the Christian Community Development Association, a 2015 Fellow in the New Leaders Council of Atlanta, and serves on the executive team of her neighborhood association, the South Atlanta Civic League. Katie also works alongside her husband, Jeff Delp, Executive Director of Community Economic Development, focusing on strategic investment in local, small businesses in their neighborhood.
John E. Taylor
Attorney, Taylor Law Offices, LLC
John practices in the areas of commercial real estate investment, lending, development and leasing; as well as corporate and asset-based lending.  He received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from Valdosta State College (now University) in 1981.  He proceeded to the University of Georgia School of Law, where he earned a J.D., magna cum laude, in 1984.  At Georgia, he served on the law review and was selected to Order of the Coif.  Beginning his legal career as a clerk to the Honorable Lewis R. Morgan of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, he subsequently practiced in Atlanta with prominent Atlanta law firms until starting his own law practice in November, 2008.  Throughout his career, John has represented institutional and individual investors in equity and debt investments in a wide variety of real property types, including hotels, office buildings, retail developments, multi-family properties (including low-income), timberland, warehouse properties and mixed-use developments.  He has represented lenders in foreclosures and loan workouts and restructurings, as well as national and regional retailers in the acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of operating retail properties.  In additional to continuing those aspects of his practice, he currently represents commercial landlords and tenants in lease and sublease transactions and lenders in asset-based loan transactions.   John has lectured at various programs sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia on topics such as professionalism, ethics, Georgia land bank authority legislation and tax lien enforcement; is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Florida Bar (currently inactive) and serves on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and as co-chair of the Legislative Subcommittee.
James R. Winston
Construction Manager, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group

James manages construction and design of multi-family developments for Pollack Shores Real Estate Group (PSREG). He has more than 15-years of experience in the real estate development and construction industry. James has worked on the development and construction of more than 2,500 multi-family units throughout the Southeast and his experience also includes development and construction management roles with a variety of product types including retail, hospitality, educational, municipal, and mixed-use projects. Prior to joining Pollack Shores Real Estate Group James served as Principal of Roark Management Group (RMG). At RMG he provided consulting services to asset management groups for retail and residential projects as well as construction management services for commercial and non-profit development groups. Before RMG, James worked with Lane Investment and Development, LLC as a construction manager where he also managed the construction and design of multi-family development projects. At Lane, James was responsible for construction activity that represented $250 million of investments in Atlanta, Alabama, and South Florida. James is able to provide insight on project schedules, budgets, constructability and is effective at coordinating with Architects, Engineers, and municipal organizations. James received a degree in Economics from Morehouse College and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Auburn University.
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