Press Release: Comptroller Henry Hires Andy Frank as Deputy Director of Real Estate
Monday Feb 22nd, 2021
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
Baltimore, MD - Comptroller Bill Henry is hiring Andy Frank, a former Deputy Mayor and executive vice president for the Baltimore Development Corporation, as his Deputy Director of the Department of Real Estate.
As Deputy Director of Real Estate, Frank will work with Real Estate Director Walter Horton on managing the City’s real estate assets that include municipal buildings, surplus schools, and tax sale properties.
“I’m excited to announce that Andy Frank has graciously agreed to return for another tour of duty with the City in my Department of Real Estate,” said Comptroller Bill Henry. “His extensive experience will help us tap into our underutilized City assets to support equitable community development.”
Andy Frank first joined Baltimore City government in 1996 as an Economic Development Director for the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC). He went on to serve as BDC’s executive vice president until he was tapped by former Mayor Sheila Dixon to lead her administration’s economic development strategy. In 2010, Frank left Baltimore City government to become the Special Advisor to President Ron Daniels on economic development at Johns Hopkins University.
Some of Frank’s past projects include East Baltimore Development, Inc. (EBDI), where he leveraged JHU’s assets to develop Eager Park and the area around Hopkins’ medical campus; implemented the Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI), a comprehensive revitalization strategy for Central Baltimore; and the Central Baltimore Future Fund (CBFF), which he helped found and raise $17 million to make real estate loans to buy blighted property for redevelopment.
Frank is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will start in the Department of Real Estate in February 2021.
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