Stefanie J. Reiser is the Founder and Principal of Align Development, LLC, a boutique real estate development firm in Washington, DC. Stefanie is driven by a passion to create vibrant communities and help shape the world for the better predicated on the power of architecture and design to transform places and communities.
Her design-forward residences add value and strengthen the fabric of the neighborhoods and communities in which they are located. Through a commitment to craftsmanship and design, Stefanie creates vibrant, progressive places for people to live and work.
To date, Align Development has completed four projects in Washington and has 60 units of affordable housing under ownership and development in Prince George’s County, MD and Washington, DC.
Beyond real estate, Stefanie is committed to supporting and fostering entrepreneurship for women, particularly new technology ventures with a social mission. To this end, Stefanie is an active member of Pipeline Angels, a national network of women investors focused on changing the face of angel investing, expanding the participation of women in angel investing and unleashing new, early stage capital for women social entrepreneurs.
Stefanie is committed to extending the passions that drive her business to her philanthropic activities as well. To this end, she is an active participant in and supporter of Project Caring House and Hope to Haiti, which build villages, and run schools, orphanages and child feeding programs in that country.
She is leading the effort now to investigate ways to provide clean, renewable energy solutions to these villages through the application of solar power and provide new opportunities for education and entrepreneurship to the villagers.
Stefanie began her career in Washington in the public policy arena, with positions in the Congress, White House and state government, where her portfolio included issues spanning economic, trade, defense, business and finance policies. Stefanie launched her first entrepreneurial venture in 2005, running a coffee house, café and catering business in Arlington, VA before turning to real estate in 2010.
Stefanie holds a BA in Political Science. She is the mother of a grown son and daughter. Stefanie splits her time between Reston, Virginia where she lives with her husband and an aging Jack Russell Terrier, and SE DC, where she maintains a residence immersed in the neighborhoods in which she works.