Jamie A. Smarr leads the NHPF Affiliate Program, which seeks joint venture partnerships with other not-for-profits and community-based organizations. The NHPF Affiliate Program brings managerial strength in finance, asset management, resident services, and fundraising to local organizations interested in building their capacity by partnering with NHPF. He is also involved with the NHPF Acquisitions program. Mr. Smarr has identified and fostered portfolio investments totaling over $103 million. He is personally responsible for helping to create more than 1,500 units of low-income housing through public-private partnerships.
His experience also includes 11 years as Executive Director of the New York City Educational Construction Fund, which engages in public-private real estate development partnerships for the New York City school system. Mr. Smarr was a senior aide to five New York City Schools Chancellors, during which time he was responsible for capital planning and public/charter school development.
Mr. Smarr had previously served as Director of Tax and Zoning Incentives for New York Citys Housing Preservation and Development Department. His extensive education includes a Masters In Education from Columbia University Teachers College, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard and a BA in Political Science from Duke University. He also counts in his experience continued studies in finance and taxation at NYU. He was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Public Policy and International Affairs for Graduate Study by Princeton University.