Reema Fakih, Director

Phone: 212-437-3919   Email: rfakih@pcdc.org

Since 2009, Reema Fakih has served as a Director on the Capital Investment team, responsible for business development, loan underwriting and managing the closing process for PCDC’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and non-NMTC transactions. Reema led the development of PCDC’s NMTC program and compliance processes, and continues to work with PCDC’s borrowers to develop financing solutions that best serve their capital needs. In her role, she uses her experience to inform deal structuring, to maximize community impact, identify potential risks and efficiently manage transaction closings. Prior to PCDC, Reema worked at Merrill Lynch Community Development Company, where she was responsible for deployment and compliance of over $200 million in NMTC allocation. During her time at Merrill Lynch, Reema also served as the asset manager for a community lending portfolio of $450 million; her clientele included leading national CDFIs, affordable housing developers, and small business loan funds. Reema also previously held lending and advisory services positions at Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national CDFI. Reema received her BA and MA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Mumbai and her MPA from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.