Leadership Team

Cassandra Irby

Controller

Mrs. Irby is responsible for the execution of the overall accounting functions of Banneker.

As a member of the senior management team, Mrs. Irby serves as an adviser helping with the strategic vision of the Company, including fostering and cultivating financial relationships on local, state, and national levels. She manages and coordinates all fiscal reporting activities for the Company and is the primary point of contact for banks, equity partners and lenders on development projects.  Mrs. Irby also manages project costs for all contracts and is responsible for developing the Company’s financial forecasts, monthly and annual budgets, cash flows, and financial reports, and providing ongoing support for outside auditors.


Mrs. Irby has 20 years of experience in finance and accounting that includes design and construction, as well as commercial and multi-family residential property management.  In her career, her most notable project management accomplishment included the transition of a $2.8 billion portfolio acquisition, including reorganization of the finance and accounting department and staff development.  Prior to joining Banneker, she served as Director of Real Estate Accounting for Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners where she was responsible for the execution of the overall accounting function of real estate accounting at the company.  Before that, she served in roles at some of Washington, DC’s most prominent real estate organizations, including Kettler, Tishman Speyer, Hines and CarrAmerica. 

Education

Howard University, B.B.A. in Marketing and Accounting

University of Maryland, M.B.A.

Affiliations

National Leadership Council

Architecture Institute of America

National Society of Black Engineers

Young Presidents' Organization

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