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    Michael Lear

    Senior Vice President
    Head of Acquisitions

    Michael Lear is Senior Vice President – Head of Acquisitions. Mr. Lear manages all activities of CDT’s Equity Program Group. Mr. Lear has been with CDT since 2011 with experience in both the Asset Management and Equity departments. He has spent his entire career in the field of affordable housing policy, development, and finance.

    Prior to joining CDT, Mr. Lear served as Deputy Director of Housing Policy Research at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Mr. Lear holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from NYU Wagner and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has previously taught Real Estate Finance at NYU Wagner.