Chief Investment Officer Tom Buonopane

Tom Buonopane joined The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) in 2006 as a member of the finance department. He currently holds the position of chief investment officer, overseeing project finance, asset management, and community development financing activities.

In his previous role as vice president of finance and asset management, Buonopane managed relationships with tax credit syndicators and investors. He and his team worked to manage TCB’s real estate portfolio and to identify opportunities to reposition or refinance properties.

Previously, as the vice president of development finance at TCB, Buonopane and his staff provided support to development and finance activities in the organization. He worked closely with the development teams to secure financing and to design the capital structure for the various mission-based projects. Buonopane is experienced in providing strategic assistance to developers on financial structuring for transactions using public and private capital sources.

Prior to joining TCB, Buonopane was a senior manager of a consulting division for a worldwide professional services firm, which provided tax, accounting, consulting, and specialist advisory services to developers and investors. He has over 20 years of experience working on a wide range of tax advantaged real estate projects, including low-income housing, historic rehabilitation, and new markets tax credit projects. Buonopane holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northeastern University.