Faraji Whalen

Faraji Whalen


Entrepreneurial real estate professional with four years experience in residential investment and management and five years of business to business and real estate sales. Excel in repositioning assets through design-focused branding and marketing. Excellent quantitative and qualitative analysis skills. Core Competencies include: Leadership, Project and Property Management, Negotiation, Sales, and Marketing.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2005 - Present


5Wide Development
  • Started a private real estate investment and property management business which directly owns or manages eight residential units in Washington DC and Atlanta, GA.
  • Acquired and repositioned four underperforming residential units into boutique luxury rentals, nearly tripling NOI, while retaining 50% of units for existing elderly low-income residents.
  • Converted Atlanta condominium to corporate rental, increasing rent 30%.
  • Created compelling brand identity via interior design, LEED features, website, and advertising.
  • Led all facets of building management including renovation, marketing, lease-up, and maintenance.
  • Detailed mixed-use research paper was cited by client as reason for approval of client's residential/retail rezoning proposal.
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Program Manager

District Department of the Environment
  • Managed team of 12 Team Leaders and 100 summer youth employees in DC's pilot green-collar employment program.
  • Taught DC youth green collar job skills including energy audits, green roof maintenance, and construction material recycling
Jan 2006 - Nov 2007

Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Sales

  • Won multiple RFP's and grew new loan volume while servicing 40+ client $50MM loan portfolio.
  • Credited by client with saving region's largest account, a $30MM exclusive servicing account.
  • Created and led innovative project teams to cross-sell multiple products and increase stickiness.
Jul 2005 - Dec 2006

Technical Sales Representative

  • Managed $60MM loan portfolio directly and supported Southeast US region's sales reps with complex technical operating system issues.
  • Led all regions in converting clients to new loan delivery platform and increased loan volume to directly managed schools 20% YOY despite having no technical background and learning system from scratch.


Aug 2008 - Present

Master of Science


Courses include Development, Finance, Economics, Real Estate Law, and Capital Markets

Sep 1996 - Dec 2001

Bachelor of Arts


Served as Editor-in Chief of student newspaper The Maroon Tiger for two years.



Green Building

Experience in green residential renovation including installation of low-flow waterheads, dual flush toilets, rainwater tanks, and tankless water heaters Understanding of LEED credits and applications.

Financial Modeling

Excel modeling including cash flow discounting, and Net Present Value calculations  

MS Office