The principals have extensive experience in financing with tax-exempt bonds (both senior and subordinate bonds) and Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credits.
The principals have financed $7B on 650+ transactions and currently own and operate a portfolio of over 214 affordable housing communities across the United States.
Mr. Fayne is a Principal of Align Finance Partners. He will be responsible for the origination and structure of the Company’s tax-exempt bond investments. He is a nationally recognized leader in multifamily affordable housing finance, having originated more than $7B of investments over 30 years.
Prior to joining Align, Mr. Fayne was the former managing director of Citi Community Capital. He began his career in affordable housing in 1992 when he formed Eichler Fayne & Associates, one of the first Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing mortgage banking firms in the industry. He founded and led the affordable housing division of ARCS Commercial Mortgage, and later moved the affordable division to GMAC Commercial Mortgage. Each of these companies was the national leader in affordable housing finance for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Mr. Fayne earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, a Bachelor of Law degree from Cumberland School of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University.
Mr. Potter is a Principal of Align Finance Partners and Managing Director of Regis Metro Associates, Inc. He has over 27 years of experience in commercial real estate, with a background in real estate investment, affordable housing, fund formation, operation and management, portfolio management and law. Mr. Potter has represented clients and investors in the acquisition and disposition of real property with an aggregate value of over $4 billion.
Prior to forming Align Finance Partners and Regis Metro Associates, Inc., Mr. Potter was a Principal of Metropolitan Real Estate Advisors and Stonegate Partners, both of which were real estate investment and advisory firms. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Potter was a Partner at the San Francisco law firm of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP where he specialized in real estate finance, investment, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and development.
Mr. Potter earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School. Mr. Potter is a member of the California State Bar and a licensed California real estate broker.
Ms. Evanson is a Principal of Align Finance Partners and Managing Director of Regis Metro Associates, Inc. Ms. Evanson has over 22 years of experience in real estate, with a background in finance, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, portfolio management and accounting.
Prior to forming Align Finance partners and joining Regis Metro Associates, Inc., Ms. Evanson served as a Real Estate Director at a Los Angeles based family office. Ms. Evanson was primarily responsible for investing and managing a $500 million real estate portfolio valued at over $2 billion consisting of investments in commercial properties, investment funds, joint ventures and real estate operating companies. Ms. Evanson also served on the advisory board for two real estate investment funds.
Ms. Evanson holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California (inactive), Certified Management Accountant (inactive) and California real estate broker.
Mr. Costa is a Principal of Align Finance Partners and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Highridge Costa Housing Companies. The companies specialize in the development, financing, construction and asset management of affordable and mixed-income housing for families and seniors throughout the U.S., utilizing low income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bond financing and other public and private financing.
Over the past 17 years, Mr. Costa and his team, under the companies’ various identities, have been responsible for developing and growing a portfolio of approximately 27,000 housing units in more than 275 communities throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Throughout a career spanning over three decades, Mr. Costa has supervised the development and financing of nearly 40,000 units of multifamily affordable and market-rate housing.
Through his extensive utilization of federal and state programs, Mr. Costa has a wealth of specialized knowledge of the intricacies of developing, operating and financing affordable housing. He is considered an industry expert in affordable housing and tax credit-based asset management, including the myriad of compliance issues associated with financing and managing affordable housing properties.
Mr. Costa was named the Freddie Mac Multifamily Builder of the Year in 2000 and the 1999 Builder of the Year by Multifamily Executive magazine. He is currently a board member of the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board, California Housing Consortium, and California Council of Affordable Housing. In addition, Mr. Costa served a seven-year term as Chairman of RISE, one of California’s most active nonprofit CDFIs. He also holds the CAASH (Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing) designation from the NAHB.
Mr. Costa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and holds a general contractor’s license from the State of California.
Mr. Tetrault is a Principal of Align Finance Partners and Chief Financial Officer and a Senior Vice President of the Highridge Costa Housing Companies. Mr. Tetrault has been an integral member of a management team that has developed and/or invested in approximately 27,000 affordable housing units, representing a portfolio of more than 275 properties. Previously, he was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer with ARV Assisted Living, Inc., a developer and operator of senior assisted living facilities and multifamily apartments, and an Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Mr. Tetrault is a member of National Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of Mercy Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations.
Mr. Tetrault earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in accounting, from California State University, Long Beach. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California (inactive).
Mr. Glennon is a Director of Align Finance Partners and Regis Metro Associates, Inc. He has over 13 years of experience in commercial real estate. He will be responsible for underwriting bond acquisitions, monitoring existing investments and valuations. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Glennon will perform due diligence on prospective bond investments, monitor existing investments and generate fund, investment and performance models. Mr. Glennon assists the management team in researching national and regional trends in the affordable housing industry.
Prior to joining Align and Regis Metro Associates, Inc., Mr. Glennon was an equity research analyst for Evercore Partners and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. He also originated commercial mortgage loans for Prudential Mortgage Capital Company across all property types and performed internal accounting and investment analysis functions for Prudential Investment Management.
Mr. Glennon earned a B.S. in accounting from Bucknell University. He is a CFA charter holder and a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California (inactive).