Claudia B. Robinson manages the platform for historic tax credits (HTCs) and LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credits) on behalf of AreaProbe. Mrs. Robinson coordinates the origination, including investment selections, structuring, and combining of federal and state programs, along with other products. She is also in charge of partnering with institutional investors in order to optimize the tax credit portfolio of our clients. Mrs. Robinson has extensive experience investing and divesting tax credit investments including low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), federal HTCs, energy tax credits and state tax credit programs. She began her career at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch as a commercial real estate lender doing both construction and commercial mortgage lending. She transitioned into the community

  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Energy Tax Credits
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Market Rate Housing

Hans Harris is an expert Real Estate Investment Advisor working with Area Probe. Hans has an intensive focus in commercial real estate investment in market rate, mixed income, mixed-use, and affordable development. He is an experienced and tested expert in all facets of commercial real estate investment; including deal structuring and closing, fnancial investment analysis, negotiation, and market analysis. Hans began his career in commercial mortgage banking with BB&T, where he executed high-level production as a Senior Analyst for over $3.5 billion in closed commercial mortgage transactions of all major product types, including affordable/ LIHTC housing. Recently (2018-2022), Hans worked as a consultant for investment and fnancial analysis in the execution of affordable housing projects with Lowe

  • LIHTC Underwriting
  • Pro Forma Review
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investments

Edward Faustin has over 16 years of professional experience in commercial real estate fnance, market research, economic development, and strategic advisory services. Edward is Principal at AreaProbe, a tech enabled real estate advisory company focused on housing, retail, hospitality, and healthcare. Mr. Faustin leverages his diverse experiences to provide a myriad of consulting service solutions for AreaProbe clients, including market and feasibility studies, as well as assistance with raising capital for acquisitions, refnancing, and construction projects. Mr. Faustin manages relationships with third-party advisory frms, lenders, economic development and government entities, private equity frms, real estate developers, and investors. Mr. Faustin joined AreaProbe on a full-time basis after leaving his position as a Vice President in the Strategic Investments Group at the New

  • LIHTC Underwriting
  • Pro Forma Review
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investments
Claudia Robinson

Claudia Robinson

Head of Institutional Advisory

Edward Faustin

Edward Faustin


AreaProbe Investment Advisory

AreaProbe advisory was developed to help our clients efficiently . We provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of institutions, real estate developers, investors, operating companies, investment funds, and trusts across the globe:


  • Project Level Finance Management
  • Institutional Capital
  • Debt & Equity Financing
  • Historic Tax Credit Advisory
  • Market Tax Credit Advisory
  • LIHTC Tax Credit Advisory
  • LIHTC Acquisition Strategy
  • Buy Side Advisory for Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Project Underwriting
  • Energy Tax Credit Advisory

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