Featured Member of the Month – Rebecca Regan

Published: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Tracy Factor

Rebecca ReganThis month’s featured member is Rebecca Regan (@becky_regan), Executive Vice President and President, Capital Market Companies.

Rebecca Regan joined the Housing Partnership Network as president of the Capital Markets Companies in April 2011. In this role, she develops and manages the Network’s capital market relationships and oversees its philanthropic equity, CDFI and communications work. As a member of the senior management, she leads peer exchange among the network’s high-performing affordable housing organizations and CDFIs and engages in the development of new social enterprises.

The Housing Partnership Network is a national nonprofit that has successfully designed, managed and invested in innovative structures with and for members that provide sector wide solutions for impact toward social mission. As the lead of Capital Markets, Ms. Regan has successfully raised over $200 million for social enterprises including a vehicle created to purchase non-performing single family notes, $150 million for the HPN sponsored social venture REIT, the Housing Partnership Equity Trust, and philanthropic capital for HPN and its social enterprises. Currently, the Capital Markets group is incubating concepts for two new social enterprises that will raise capital from impact investors into a capital vehicle of scale to be deployed by members and an initiative to bring together the assets of multifamily housing developers and the health system to improve the social determinants of health and create an investment platform for capital from the health sector.

Ms. Regan previously served as chief operating officer for Boston Community Capital as well as president of its Loan Fund, a $125 million loan fund focused on community development investments including affordable housing, charter schools and health centers. Prior to joining Boston Community Capital, she held executive, real estate lending and management positions with Bank of America, Fleet Bank, Bank of Boston and BayBank.

She was appointed by the governor of Massachusetts to MassHousing’s Home Ownership Advisory Committee and serves on the boards of directors of: New Ecology, Inc., a nonprofit that seeks to become a catalyst for sustainable development in urban communities, Community Health Center Capital Fund, COHIF, Neighborworks Capital and is a member of the Regional Advisory Committee of the Low Income Investment Fund.

Don’t miss Julia McElhinney’s interview with Rebecca Regan in our next blog!