KEVIN KNAPP

Principal — Community Development

Kevin joined Element Properties in 2012 where he now leads Element’s community development and affordable housing practice, which has recently delivered 238 newly affordable apartments at the Nest Communities and 45 affordable homes at SPARKwest. Additional affordable projects currently under development include the Ciclo workforce housing project and the senior affordable housing located at Trinity Commons.

Kevin’s interest in decent, safe and affordable housing began in the early 2000s while living and teaching in New York and Baltimore as a member of Teach For America. Previously, Kevin worked in the affordable housing industry as a member of the development team at Boulder Housing Partners and as a private consultant. 

Boulder’s City Council appointed Kevin to serve as a commissioner to the Boulder Junction Access District Parking Commission and Travel Demand Management Commission in 2017 and 2018. Kevin obtained an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is now an instructor and frequent guest lecturer.