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Brendan McLaughlin

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Brendan McLaughlin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, where he teaches Real Estate Finance and Development. He is also the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Strategy at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). There, he leads an office that cuts across traditional areas of responsibility within HPD’s organizational structure to support and strengthen the work of the Agency’s various divisions, in close collaboration with the Commissioner’s Office. McLaughlin oversees the divisions’ Housing Policy, Strategic Operations and Analytics, and Credit & Special Underwriting. He currently serves as Chair of the HPD Credit Committee and 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 as an Associate in the U.S. Equity Research Division 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.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla6700‑1 Spring 2019
Re Finance + Development
Brendan McLaughlin, Leon Hovsepian
M 7 PM - 9 PM
3 Points