Dakota Partners Hires C.J. Horvath, Promotes Matt Abraham

Dakota Partners Hires C.J. Horvath, Promotes Matt Abraham

Dakota Partners today announced the appointment of C.J. Horvath and elevation of Matt Abraham to Development Senior Project Manager.

“The addition of C.J. and the promotion of Matt strengthens Dakota’s Development Team,” said Dakota EVP of Acquisitions and Development, Cheryl Stulpin. “Their combined experience and skills will be instrumental in leading their respective projects from acquisition to operating.”

C.J. has been working in affordable housing development in Southern California for the past 6 years. Most recently, he worked for the nonprofit developer, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, leading their acquisitions and several of their projects in development. C.J.’s experience includes developing both permanent supportive housing and general affordable housing. With his expansive knowledge of the industry, strong leadership and communication skills, and a keen eye for detail, we’re confident that C.J. will be a valuable and positive addition to our Development Team.

“I’m eager to work with Dakota’s team of expert developers and professionals to build impactful projects,” said C.J. of his new position. “There is a deep need for housing throughout New England and I’m excited to work with the Dakota and its partners to build housing that addresses that need.”

Matt has been a critical member of the Dakota team for almost five years. In this time, he has formed strong working partnerships, both internally and externally, and he has proven his ability to work independently on and excel in all aspects of the development project lifecycle. As SPM, Matt will use these skills to lead projects teams while drawing on his internal relationships for some oversight and guidance.

In his years with Dakota, Matt has grown along with the organization. About his experience, Matt said, “Participating in Dakota Partners’ multi-faceted growth has been a source of great fulfillment for me. I’m honored at the opportunity to be promoted within Dakota’s Development Team and I look forward to taking on new responsibilities and contributing even more to the success of our team.”

These appointments underscore Dakota’s commitment to building a talented and dynamic workforce that will drive them toward continued growth and success.


As a real estate developer and builder, Dakota Partners develops affordable, workforce and market-rate housing communities across New England, New York and the mid-Atlantic states. According to Affordable Housing Finance, Dakota ranks 34th on their list of the largest affordable housing developers in the United States. At the core of every project is Dakota’s mission to create housing that matters – to residents, the community, and the environment.