IDS DC Inc.
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.
For over 30 years, IDS and its subsidiaries have specialized in community development, with projects throughout the D.C. Metro Area.
Casey Botticello, Vice President of IDS, is a real estate acquisitions specialist and serial entrepreneur.
Casey Botticello has previously worked in banking, supply chain management, and for a microfinance organization associated with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce. While at The Philadelphia Department of Commerce, he was responsible for helping small businesses secure financing through government programs and helped Philadelphia achieve its status as a Kiva City.
While in Philadelphia, he also founded the University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC). The University City Empowerment Coalition (UCEC) was a Registered Community Organization (RCO) of The City of Philadelphia, enacted under Bill 120889. The University City Empowerment Coalition worked with local developers and community members to help oversee and facilitate the redevelopment occurring around the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to community development, Casey Botticello has acted as an investor, founder, and equity partner in a number of small businesses. He previously co-owned and operated B&H Vending, which had a contract to provide food and vending services to Accenture's Rosslyn offices. He currently owns a private educational test preparation company.
Casey Botticello received a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.