Jerry has had three decades of experience in the economic and community development field that includes the origination, underwriting, negotiating and closing of New Market Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and federal/state Historic Tax Credit investments. Many of the projects he has originated have gone on to win awards such as the $50 million Michigan Bell Building redevelopment in Detroit, Michigan having the “Most Complex Financial Structure” and the Studebaker Innovation Center in South Bend, Indiana winner of the “2016 Real Estate QLICI of the Year Award”.
His experience includes 9 years as Program Manager of Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment for the General Board of Pensions of the United Methodist Church. In this position Jerry worked with financial intermediaries to develop a secondary market for loans originated by financial institutions serving low and moderate income families while producing fiduciarily responsible investment returns for the membership of the pension fund.
Jerry has also worked as a development consultant and asset manager focused on affordable housing. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Iowa State University