Ted Chandler is Senior Managing Director – Strategic Initiatives for the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) with 30 years of experience in housing finance and community development, including 15 years with Fannie Mae and six years with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). From 2009-2018, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the HIT. As Senior Managing Director, he assists in overseeing the company’s operations in key markets across the country. Mr. Chandler is also instrumental in launching HIT’s community investment initiatives. Mr. Chandler is a member of the Portfolio Management, Investment, and Valuation Committees.
As Vice President of marketing for Fannie Mae’s Western Regional Office in Pasadena, CA, Mr. Chandler was responsible for managing relationships with national mortgage banking customers. Previously at Fannie Mae he served as Vice President of Housing and Community Development for the western United States, and before that as Director of the Boston Partnership Office. During his time with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Mr. Chandler served as Chief Executive and Chief of Staff. He was later Deputy Executive Director of the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency (now MassDevelopment).
Mr. Chandler is immediate past Chair (2015-2018) of the Board of the National Housing Conference; vice chair of the Board of Abode Communities, an affordable housing development firm headquartered in Los Angeles; vice chair of the Board of Heartland Capital Strategies; and a former member of the advisory board of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a founder and Director Emeritus of the California Housing Consortium.
Mr. Chandler holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University Law School.