Edward H. Marchant rejoined the Board of Directors for The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) in October 2010. He has been actively involved with the development, financing, construction, and management of real estate over the past 26 years. In addition to his experience as a real estate developer and consultant, Mr. Marchant has been an active real estate educator over the past 17 years. As a Project Manager and then as Director of Development at Greater Boston Community Development, Inc., now known as TCB, Mr. Marchant worked from 1971-1980 with a wide range of community-based housing sponsors in the successful development of numerous affordable housing projects. Mr. Marchant previously served on TCB’s Board of Directors from 1985 to 1997. As a Vice President at John M. Corcoran & Co. (Corcoran), a private Boston real estate development and management company, Mr. Marchant was responsible for initiating residential and commercial real estate projects and serving as a development project manager on those projects that he initiated.
In 1990, Mr. Marchant began working as an independent real estate advisor. Since 1980, Mr. Marchant has been an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he teaches courses on real estate development and finance and on the development, financing, and management of affordable housing. Mr. Marchant also teaches a real estate finance and investment course at the Harvard University Extension School where he received the JoAnn Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997. Mr. Marchant was a Visiting Lecturer in the spring 1993 and 1994 semesters in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he taught a housing finance and development course.
A graduate of Cornell University (A.B. Government 1968) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A. 1970), Mr. Marchant is a member of the Urban Land Institute and former Chairman of the ULI Boston District Council Steering Committee. Mr. Marchant is a member of the Cornell University Council and a former Director of the 1st American Bancorp, Inc.Contact: