Brendan McLaughlin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, where he teaches Real Estate Finance and Development. He also serves as the Executive Director of Credit & Special Underwriting and Credit Committee Chair in the Office of Development at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). In this role, he oversees the credit review process for all affordable housing projects receiving City subsidy and discretionary property tax exemptions, conducts financial feasibility studies, and analyzes the financial impact of housing policies. He represents HPD on the Credit Committees for both the New York City Acquisition Loan Fund and the New York City Down Payment Assistance Fund. McLaughlin is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU.
Earlier in his career, McLaughlin held various roles in corporate strategy, investor relations, and equity research in the financial services industry. He served as Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and prior to that, he was Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations at Citigroup. McLaughlin began his career at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in the U.S. Equity Research Division as an Associate Research Analyst covering the freight transportation sector.
McLaughlin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance from James Madison University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at Columbia University.