Mr. Sislen co-founded Audubon Enterprises in 2012 to expand and improve the supply of affordable housing opportunities in the DC metro area, and has since expanded to other jurisdictions. Since 2010, Audubon and its principals have closed dozens of municipally supported transactions totaling over $500MM.
Prior to co-founding Audubon Enterprises in 2012, Mr. Sislen served as Vice President of Real Estate and Chief Financial Officer at Dantes Partners and was responsible for project financing and management, government client support, and the completion of all accounting, corporate financing and tax reporting activities. In his time at Dantes from 2010 to 2012, Mr. Sislen closed over $60,000,000 worth of development financing in Washington, D.C. consisting of 266 units as lead project manager.
Prior to joining Dantes in 2010, Mr. Sislen completed an MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Sislen served as Manager of Acquisitions and Finance at East of the River Community Development Corporation, where he re-structured the financing of 3 unique distressed real estate developments in the District of Columbia to avoid foreclosure from lenders and more closely reflect cash flows to leverage new private investment.
After graduating from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Management (Finance Focus), he worked as an associate in the transactions group at The Reznick Group consulting investors and developers on tax intensive real estate transactions. Most of these transactions were planned based on complex LIHTC and NMTC generation and sale. During his time at The Reznick Group Mr. Sislen advised and modeled tax intensive real estate transactions, prepared over 100 partnership and individual state and federal tax returns.
Mr. Sislen is fluent in Spanish, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Latin American Youth Center, a DC based non-profit which caters to the needs of at-risk youth in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Sislen serves on the Leadership Council of Miriam’s Kitchen, a DC based non-profit focused on ending chronic homelessness in the District of Columbia.