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1010 STAFF

Robert Buente: President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2009

Experience: Bob is President and Chief Executive Officer of 1010 Development Corporation, a nonprofit affordable housing developer and property manager.  He has experience as a low-income housing tax credit syndicator and multifamily lender where he provided debt and equity for affordable multifamily housing projects in the western United States.     


Community Service: Bob is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute and the former Chairman of ULI-LA’s annual Urban Marketplace.  He currently serves on the Community Board of California Hospital Medical Center, a Dignity Health hospital, and chairs its Quality Control Subcommittee. He also serves as Treasurer of the South Park Community Benefit Improvement District where he sits on the Executive Committee. Prior Board experience includes Rose City Counseling Center, a nonprofit mental health provider serving low and moderate-income families and individuals in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area, and the Board of Directors of Temple Sinai of Glendale.


Education: B.A. English Literature and B.A. of Journalism, University of Missouri; MBA, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business


Veronika Hanks: Project Manager since 2021

Experience: Veronika joined the 1010 Team as a Project Manager in 2021. Previously,

she worked in public assistance administration in New York City, as well as in international

affairs in Washington, D.C.

Education: B.A. Philosophy and International Relations at Saint Mary's College (IN).

Lena Lacza: Bookkeeper/Business Manager since 1992

Experience: Lena has been part of the 1010 team since 1992. In addition to her current role as a business manager, she has also lent her particular skillset to 1010’s first four developments as a bookkeeper. Before joining 1010, Lena built close ties to the First United Methodist Church, the Urban Foundation, and the South Park neighborhood, serving many of those organizations as a bookkeeper, business administrator, and/or volunteer. 

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Philippine School of Business Administration, Manila, Philippines

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