Land Bank Twin Cities: New Parent of Twin Cities Community Land Bank

Justine Beran

Justine Beran

Program Manager

Contact me for single family acquisition and financing, loan draws, NCST, and property management.

John Dolphin

John Dolphin

CFO & Senior Program Manager

Contact me for multifamily and commercial financing, capital partnerships, and A/P & A/R.

Eddie Landenberger

Eddie Landenberger

Vice President & Senior Program Manager

Contact me to discuss brokering, land banking, multifamily/large-site/commercial needs and projects.

Sandra (Sandy) Oakes

Sandra (Sandy) Oakes


Contact me to discuss opportunities for mission-driven partnerships, funding, and for media inquiries.

Heidi Varghese

Heidi Varghese

Real Estate Paralegal

Contact me for help with and requirements for real estate and financing closings.

Shana Wenger

Shana Wenger

Senior Manager, Human Resources & Corporate Operations

Contact me for human resources, office management and related vendor relationships, IT and website.

Where We Work

Land Bank – Twin Cities, MN

By serving developers, nonprofit service providers, and government in the seven-county metropolitan region of the Twin Cities, the Land Bank Twin Cities advances our mission of capturing strategic real estate opportunities to benefit people with low to moderate incomes, prioritizing people of color and populations facing barriers.

This area is made up of the following counties in Minnesota:  Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board, which sets the strategic direction of the organization, is composed of the following skilled individuals with experience as developers, nonprofit service providers, funders, and representatives from government:

Andriana Abariotes
Executive Director, Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Jennifer Anderson
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CRF USA

Andrea Brennan
Director of Housing & Policy, Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development

Toni Carter
Commissioner, Ramsey County

Marion Greene
Commissioner, Hennepin County

Charles Hanley
District Manager, US Bank

Jay Jensen
Principal, Shelter Corporation

Ken Johnson – Chair, and member of Executive Committee
Retired, CEO of Saint Paul Port Authority

Patty Lilledahl
Director of Housing, City of Staint Paul PED

Barbara McCormick
Vice President of Housing & Community Impact, Project for Pride in Living

David McGee
Executive Director, Build Wealth Minnesota

Nieeta Presley – Member of Executive Committee
Executive Director, Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation

Jim Roth – Secretary, and member of Executive Committee
Executive Director, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Ellen Sahli
President, Family Housing Fund

Libby Starling
Director of Regional Planning, Metropolitan Council

Tom Streitz – Vice Chair, and member of Executive Committee
President and CEO, Twin Cities Rise

Dai Thao
Councilmember Ward 1, City of Saint Paul

Jeff Washburne – Treasurer, and member of Executive Committee
Executive Director, CLCLT & NHSM