Kwaku (KC) George

KC George is a Director of the National Development Council (NDC), one of the nation’s oldest and most experienced not-for-profit corporations specializing in community and economic development financing and development strategies.  KC George provides his expertise to NDC’s clients ranging from municipalities, to colleges and universities.  KC George provides advisory client services that are directly related to real estate based financing and community economic development solutions.

George serves on the East Team at NDC which delivers services in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South and Puerto Rico.  Products range include the Grow America Fund, NDC’s Small Business Lending Company; NDC Corporate Equity Fund, NDC’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit Fund; HEDC New Markets, NDC’s New Market Tax Credit Program; NDC Green, NDC’s Renewable Energy Tax Credit program.

Prior to joining NDC, Mr. George was a Senior Director of Housing Finance and Administration for the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP). Created 22 years ago by the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Housing Resource Center and the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation’s Neighborhood Development Department, ANDP’s mission is to promote, create and preserve mixed income communities. 

In his current position of influence, George brings over 19 years of expertise from former employers such as SunTrust Bank, Barnett Bank, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Metro-Dade County/Miami Dade County and the Environmental Protection Agency. The sum of these experiences in the for profit, public and non-profit sectors encompass corporate and commercial lending, economic development, housing finance and development, real estate development, strategic planning and sound financial management. 

In addition to economic development activities, investor relations, fundraising, portfolio and capital management, marketing, and new business generation, George advocates for policies that support equitable development such as inclusionary housing policies and mixed use development.  

During his tenure at HUD, George was the regional economic development point of contact and was selected by the agency to serve on the White House's Task Force on Livable Communities for Eastern North Carolina. He also managed and implemented a regional economic development and housing replacement plan in concert with FEMA and other key federal and state agencies to rebuild Northeastern North Carolina and the Mississippi Delta region (after Hurricane Floyd).  George has received several letters of appreciation and gratitude from congressmen and locally elected officials representing the impacted areas in North Carolina and Mississippi.

George is involved with various organizations such as ARC’s Social Equity Advisory Committee, 2008 Leadership Atlanta Class, the Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2003, Housing Partnership Network, Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association, National Affordable Housing Lenders, Urban Land Institute, Council for Urban Economic Development and Opportunity Finance Network and is pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

Given George’s banking and finance, economic development, housing finance and community development expertise, he has provided consultation to the US Treasury/CDFI Fund, HUD and the EPA on programs such as New Market Tax Credit Initiative, the Economic Development Initiative, the Brownfield Economic Development Imitative and the Section 108 Loan Program; all of which are designed to stimulate investment and redevelopment in urban corridors throughout America. 

George’s objectivity and appreciation for diversity, travel, and culture were planted by his Guyanese heritage (South America). George was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up predominantly in two culturally diverse cities; Brooklyn, New York and Miami, Florida. George earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration concentrating in Banking and Finance, minoring in Economics from Morehouse College.  He is also a Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government fellow who completed the Community Builder Fellowship and Management Program for executives. 

George has made Atlanta home since 1989, with professional and educational assignments which have led him to live in Miami, Florida, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

Kwaku (KC) George Consultant Community Development Finance

Kwaku (KC) George

Consultant Community Development Finance

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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