Christopher Blair, CFA, CAIA is Chief Product Officer and Treasurer. In his position, Mr. Blair oversees Structured Financed, Securitizations and Loan Underwriting for the Company. Mr. Blair plays a key role in the Company’s Corporate Planning and Strategic Initiatives, both on an investment and Company-wide basis. Specifically, Mr. Blair develops and structures new products and business lines, directs corporate financings and investment syndications, evaluates the allocation of capital across business lines, performs the Company net asset valuation, and chairs the Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO) that manages pricing policies, asset allocation and financial risks of the Company.
Mr. Blair has over 16 years of multi-family housing experience. Prior to The Community Development Trust in 2006, Mr. Blair was a Senior Analyst at Apartment Realty Advisors where he was responsible for underwriting, market research, and capital markets analysis for multifamily communities. He also worked at Duke Realty, a public REIT, where he was primarily responsible for performing credit analysis on existing and potential tenants. Mr. Blair has a Masters of Real Estate from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and a Bachelors of Finance from the University of Georgia. Mr. Blair is a CFA Charterholder, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Certified Commercial Investment Member.