Who We Are

Alliant Strategic Development is led by an experienced team of socially conscious, results oriented multifamily real estate professionals. With an average of 25 years of real estate experience, our executives have collectively built a portfolio of over 1,000 affordable housing communities and have provided homes for over 400,000 families nationwide.

Key Statistics


Tax Credit Properties


LIHTC Equity Raised


Years Of Experience

Numbers stated on this page include assets of funds owned by Alliant Strategic’s affiliate, Alliant Capital, Ltd. as of June 2020

Shawn Horwitz

Co-Founder & Chairman

Shawn Horwitz is Co-Founder and Chairman of Alliant Strategic Development. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Horwitz was employed by a nationally recognized tax credit syndication firm as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for the financial affairs of the company and its affiliates.

Additionally, he was integrally involved in the raising of equity, the acquisition process and the day-to-day running of the company. Shawn received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Rhodes University in South Africa. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Eddie Lorin

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Eddie Lorin is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Strategic Development. He is a real estate owner, developer and acting principal. Throughout the course of his career, he has successfully acquired more than 200 properties; 40,000 units contained in over $4.2 billion in real estate. Eddie is a member of the EIF and the Novogradac coalitions for Opportunity Zones. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been a licensed California real estate broker since 1988.

John Shaw


John Shaw is the President of Alliant Strategic Development. In his role, he leads the company and teams involved in the acquisition, entitlement, design, and construction of infill mixed-income, and mixed-use multifamily residential developments. In his previous roles, Mr. Shaw has provided real estate investment, development, management and project execution leadership for both large public companies and private investors and developers. He was an officer and executive committee member of a national mixed-use development firm recently acquired by Brookfield and he was an officer of Farmers/ Zurich Group’s real estate holding company. Mr. Shaw graduated from the Wharton School with an MBA in Finance. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis. He is a 2015 graduate of the San Diego Public Leadership Institute and served on Mayor Jerry Sanders’ Housing Foreclosure Task Force.

Juan Aguilar

Chief Investment Officer

Juan Aguilar is the Chief Investment Officer of Alliant Strategic Development. In his role, he oversees the investment process related to urban multifamily residential developments. Juan’s previous background includes being an Acquisition Officer at Bentall Kennedy where he identified a broad array of acquisitions and developments while investing capital on behalf of Bentall Kennedy and its separate accounts including CalPERS. Juan holds two B.A. degrees from Stanford University and a M.B.A. degree with emphasis on Finance and Real Estate from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Additionally, Juan earned a LEED Accredited Professional designation in Building Design and Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Brian Cornelius

Senior Vice President, Design and Construction

Brian Cornelius heads construction and design for Alliant Strategic Development.  Brian spent 13 years with Los Angeles Developer Rick Caruso, managing the development of high-profile commercial mixed-use projects including The Grove in LA and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA.  Brian Cornelius has extensive design team management, including deep experience in architectural design, building engineering, construction management, entitlement and permitting processes, development accounting, value-engineering, and contract negotiations successfully completing over six million square feet of hospitality, commercial and residential projects valued at over $3 billion during his 30-year career in real estate.  Brian graduated magna cum laude from Yale College, and earned a master’s degree in architecture from Rice University.  He holds an architecture license in the State of Ohio.

Scott Nakaatari

Vice President, Development

Scott Nakaatari heads the low income housing tax credit development group for Alliant Strategic Development. Scott has developed over $600MM Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects throughout the West Coast region including special needs, large family, mixed use, and workforce housing. He is responsible for all aspects of a projects development life cycle including land acquisition, entitlements, design, feasibility, budgeting, and construction. Scott was previously a Vice President in Onewest Bank’s commercial real estate group. He graduated cum laude from UCLA majoring in international economics, and earned an MBA from U.C. Berkeley.

Susana Jagodzinski
Vice President, Development

Susana Jagodzinski is the Vice President of Development for Alliant Strategic Development. Her remit includes ESG Compliance, ensuring that the company meets its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) commitments, managing the ongoing progress of design, entitlements, permitting, and construction for the company; her experience as a LEED Accredited Professional benefits ASD’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Susana has over 15 years of project management experience in the real estate and building industry and has successfully completed projects valued at over $1 Billion. Prior to joining ASD, she was the VP of Development & Construction for a private development company who focused on mixed-use and retail properties. She has also held various project management positions with architectural, environmental, and land use consulting firms, working on a variety of project types including residential, commercial, and institutional. Susana has extensive entitlement experience in Southern California and is a licensed California real estate professional.

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