Great Lakes Capital Fund (GLCF) welcomed Christopher Laurent as Regional Vice President of its Wisconsin market. Laurent replaces Keith Broadnax, who has relocated to Indianapolis to oversee new business origination in Indiana. Laurent previously directed Wisconsin’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit and multifamily bond programs at Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. He has also worked for several regional affordable and market-rate housing developers. Throughout his twenty-year career, Laurent has been involved in the creation of nearly half a billion dollars of real estate development. He has been appointed by the mayors of Milwaukee and Madison to serve on housing and economic development committees and was president of Madison-based Porchlight, Inc.
GLCF also welcomes Chris Jillings to its Madison office as asset manager. Jillings will assist development partners with construction and lease-up activities throughout GLCF’s Upper Midwest footprint. Jillings’ previous experience includes work for a commercial Madison bank and national commercial appraisal firm.
Great Lakes Capital Fund (GLCF) is a full service community development finance institution that has been in operation for 21 years and manages over $2.9 billion in the community redevelopment space. This includes successfully investing in over 575 affordable housing developments, representing 35,000 units, which have served over 70 thousand low to moderate income people. In addition to its housing investments, GLCF manages over $360 million of New Markets Tax Credits in economic development. GLCF also provides lending services through one of its companies, Capital Fund Services, as a Fannie Mae Affordable Housing lender and FHA affiliations. GLCF is a member of the National Association of State and Local Equity Funds.