Jamie A. Smarr
Senior Vice President, Affiliate Program
The NHP Foundation

Jamie Smarr is responsible for two essential Foundation programs. Under his leadership, The NHPF Affiliate Program brings managerial strength in finance, asset management, resident services, and fund raising to local programs that cannot support the breadth or depth of staff to sustain their programs. He is also responsible for the NHPF Acquisitions program, which actively seeks to acquire properties and partnership interests in portfolios of affordable housing, including Section 8, FHA insured, Mark to Market, and expiring LIHTC transactions. His experience includes Executive Director of the New York City Educational Construction Fund, which is engaged in public-private real estate development partnerships for the New York City school system. Mr. Smarr was also a senior aide to New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, where he was responsible for capital planning and public/charter school development. He had previously served as Director of Tax and Zoning Incentives for New York City’s Housing Preservation and Development Department, where more than 1,500 units of low-income housing were created via public-private partnerships.