ARG's team brings decades of experience in housing and real estate development. From administering federally-funded housing programs to revitalizing communities through real estate development projects, our team facilitates innovative solutions to maximizeoperational and programmatic sustainability and facilitate public and private partnerships that promote self-sufficiency and sustainability.
President and CEO
Vice President of
Finance and Operations
of Real Estate
E. P. "Pete" Walker, Jr. serves as President and CEO for Affiliated Resources Group. Mr. Walker was appointed Executive Director of the Housing Authority of DeKalb County in October, 2010 and has since led the agency in applying innovative business practices in its approach to affordable housing and development – expanding the Authority and its Affiliates’ missions to maximize opportunities for impact and growth. Mr. Walker began his career in affordable housing development and finance in 1989 as Finance Director for the Urban Residential Finance Authority of the City of Atlanta, where he was responsible for maintaining the Authority’s $300 million tax-exempt bond portfolio and all of its other fiscal affairs. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Walker was the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Atlanta Development Authority. Reporting to the President of the City of Atlanta's commercial and residential development arm, he was responsible for all fiscal and financial affairs supervising the Authority's Finance, Accounting and Administration departments as well as overseeing the financial operations of the Authority (including 52 bond issues totaling more than $800 million in assets) and its nine subsidiaries in implementing approximately $250 million in development plans and projects throughout the city. Mr. Walker founded Millennium Development Partners (MDP) in 2003, where he specialized in development consulting and facilitating the production of affordable housing by creating development/project partnerships between Authorities, Developers and/or Nonprofits by structuring and implementing financings using tax exempt debt with tax credits, conventional debt along tax credits and tax exempt revenue bond structures. Prior to joining the Housing Authority, Mr. Walker served as President of Mercy Housing Southeast (MHSE) from 2007-2010. Mercy Housing, Inc. (Mercy) is one of the top nonprofit developers of affordable housing with assets of nearly $2 Billion and properties in 41 states. In Mr. Walker’s capacity as President of MHSE, he was responsible for setting the strategy and direction for expanding Mercy's southeastern affordable housing development footprint while maintaining a quality portfolio. During his 3 year tenure he grew MHSE from five (5) properties to 18 properties located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Ohio, spearheading development of more than 10 affordable housing projects of which seven (7) were 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects. A native of Georgia, Walker received a BA degree from Clark Atlanta University where he graduated cum laude
Djuana Wellington provides management, control and administration of all fiscal operations for Affiliated Resources Group. Ms. Wellington has over twenty years of municipal finance and accounting experience, within the housing industry, and has served as the Director of Finance for the Housing Authority of DeKalb County and its affiliates since November 2010. With competencies that span the private and public housing industry, Ms. Wellington has been instrumental in effectuating change through forward thinking, enthusiasm and commitment. Her core areas of expertise include Accounting & Financial Reporting, Budgeting Forecasting & Administration, Project Analysis & Program Management, Compliance & Risk Management, Process Change & Improvement, System Development & Implementation, and Reengineering & Team Building. Ms. Wellington gained her expertise and business acumen as a consultant and leader, with a proven track record as a change agent. Prior professional roles specializing in finance consultancy and accounting were with Aspire Group, Miami Dade and Chicago Housing Authorities, Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta Development Authority, Urban Residential Development Corporation, and Georgia Department of Community Affairs. An avid volunteer, Wellington has served with several major social service and non-profit agencies throughout the Metro Atlanta area, including Hands On Atlanta, AID Gwinnett, Georgia Council on Child Abuse and several others. Wellington earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama. Her public housing certifications include: NAHRO's Executive Management Certification, Nan McKay's HCV Financial Management Certification and Nan McKay's HCV Quality Control & Auditing Certification.
John Corcoran is the Vice President for Affiliated Resources Group and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), where he serves in a leadership role for all Real Estate Development, Asset Management, and Property Management. Mr. Corcoran has 20 years of experience specializing in Real Estate Acquisition, Development, Financing, Bond Program Management, New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), Affordable Housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Tax Exempt Bonds, Private Activity Bonds, 501(c)(3) Bonds, HOME, CDBG, Asset Management, and HCV (Section 8) Program Services. Mr. Corcoran earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from The University of Georgia and a MBA from Anderson University in South Carolina.
Laura Roberts has worked in the public sector more than 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to Affiliated Resources Group. Ms. Roberts currently serves as the President of Resident Services Corporation and the Vice President of Operations for PTS Consulting Group (PTS). Roberts specializes in Operational and Human Resources Management, Marketing and Public Relations, HUD Regulatory Compliance and Procurement, Administrative Hearings, Risk Management, Organizational and Time-Management Techniques, and Nonprofit Grant Writing. Roberts has expertise in Public Housing Assessment Systems (PHAS), SEMAP, Rental Integrity Monitoring (RIM), PHA Finance, Internal Control Policies and Procedures, Risk Management, Human Resources Management, Conflict Management, Employee Discipline, and Leadership Skills. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She is certified in Procurement and Contract Management and is currently working on her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and CFRE non-profit certifications. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Public Relations Society of America.