Mark Reed

Mark Reed of New York City is a community development investor and real estate developer.  In 2005 he founded the Contact Fund, a private debt investment fund focused on expanding high-impact community-based organizations in New York City.  Since 2006 he has acted as an investor and co-general partner in the development of over 2,100 units of affordable housing across 20 projects.  Prior to this work he was a vice president of corporate credit risk management at Bank of New York.  He is a director of a fourth-generation, family-owned timber company, Green Diamond Resource Company based in Seattle, Washington.  Prior to moving to New York, Mark managed an after-school program for public housing residents in San Francisco’s Mission District and managed a community youth center.  He currently serves on the board of the US Endowment for Forests & Communities, SeaChange Capital Partners, Corbin Hill Food Project and is former as Chair of the Board of the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan.  He holds an AB in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Management at NYU.