As regional senior vice president of real estate development, Susan McCann directs real estate development activities across New York State and New Jersey for The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), leading teams of project managers through all hurdles to project completion. McCann has overseen the development of thousands of units of affordable and mixed-income housing utilizing a wide range of public and private financing sources, including award-winning neighborhood transformation projects. Her work in revitalizing communities runs the gamut from large scale mixed-tenure new construction developments to preservation of subsidized affordable housing using low income and historic tax credits. She is responsible for establishing both the Albany, N.Y. and Chicago offices of TCB.
Prior to joining TCB in 1999, McCann was president of the Shorebank Development Corporation in Chicago, where she structured real estate opportunities for Shorebank Corporation's real estate subsidiary. In addition to producing hundreds of affordable and mixed-income rental and homeownership units and retail and office space, McCann managed and led the real estate subsidiary in the areas of asset management and operations and was responsible for overall operations and strategic direction of the organization.
McCann holds a Master's in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University, Boston, and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University. She formerly served on the board of directors of the Capital District Community Loan Fund and currently serves on the board of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing.