MEF invests in new construction, acquisition/rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings to create affordable housing.
MEF offers two strategies for placing investor equity: multi-investor funds and proprietary funds. Funds are managed by MEF’s joint venture partner, Cinnaire. Current investors include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, and insurance companies.
The fund syndicates two kinds of tax credits: Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and state and federal Historic Tax Credits. Typical investor benefits include the following:
- Investors receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in their federal income tax liability.
- Investors have the opportunity to benefit from tax losses generated by affordable housing real estate developments.
- Bank investors can receive positive consideration toward their rating under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
- LIHTC assets have been consistently stable and high performing among peer real estate classes.
MEF is a joint venture with Cinnaire, a community development financial partner with a proven track record of investment management, underwriting, asset management, and SEC, HUD, and IRS compliance.