In early 2013, The L'Enfant Trust will launch its Revolving Fund Program, the first of its kind in Washington, D.C. The Trust is currently the country's largest easement holding organization and administers a portfolio of conservation easements protecting 1,132 historic Washington, D.C. properties. Now the Trust is embarking on a program of proactive preservation where it looks to be involved in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and sale of at-risk historic properties. The Trust will place a conservation easement on each such property it brings into the Program, thus protecting the historic nature of the property in perpetuity.
Leading the new program is Sara K. Hayden, who joined the Trust in November as its Director of Real Estate Development. Sara, a LEED Green Associate, comes to us from San Francisco where she had a law practice focused on historic preservation and sustainable development. She worked with developers, owners, architects, builders, public entities, and non-profit organizations on matters relating to historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, and preservation policy. Sara has been a conference speaker on a variety of preservation issues. Her professional experience also includes construction litigation, construction project management, and architectural work. Sara holds a B.A. in Architecture and a law degree, both from U.C. Berkeley.