Rebecca Regan joined 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 external communications work. As a member of the executive team, she plays a critical role in business collaboration and peer exchange among HPN’s high-performing affordable housing organizations and CDFIs and engages in the development of new social enterprises.
Through its unique networked approach, Housing Partnership Network organizations and leaders accelerate and scale innovation to more rapidly respond to changing market challenges and opportunities. As the head 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, 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: the Build Opportunity Fund, aimed at raising enterprise- rather than project-level capital from impact investors to advance members’ affordable housing efforts at scale, and an initiative to bring together multifamily housing developers and the health system to prevent health risk, reduce costs and improve health outcomes through cross-sector health and housing efforts and reallocate savings to build needed affordable housing
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 as a director on the boards 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 (LIIF)
Ms. Regan holds a BSBA from the Boston University School of Management and an MBA from Babson College.