About Us

Andrew Botticello (President)

Andy Botticello, President and founder of IDS, is a specialist in community development. He has over 25 years of experience in real estate finance, marketing, construction and design with extensive experience in the intricacies of mixed income, publicly sponsored transactions.

Andy Botticello has completed numerous developments in the Washington and Baltimore area including both rental and for sale housing as well as community purpose projects. In undertaking these projects Andy Botticello has utilized a wide range of funding sources including: HOME, HOPE and CDBG, with recently closed transactions utilizing New Market Tax Credits as well as Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The combination of these public sources, with private sector financing, allows for a higher leveraging of public funds and the provision of unique, mixed income communities.

Andy Botticello is also a partner in District Development Group, a DC based CBE specializing in urban redevelopment. In addition, Andy Botticello is a board member for Community Building Group, non-profit entity dedicated to the provision of water and economic resources to villages in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

In addition to his efforts in community service, Andy Botticello has worked at large banking institution and a regional construction company including work on large mixed use developments including hotels, office developments and large PUD projects.

Andy Botticello received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA in Real Estate Development from the University of Denver.