Brian Rajan Nagendra joined Living Cities in October 2014 as the Senior Investment Associate with the Capital Innovation team. Brian formerly supported the Capital Innovation team on portfolio management and due diligence work for Living Cities impact investments.
Previously, Brian led deal development, underwriting, structuring, portfolio management and fundraising for City First Enterprises Impact Investing Fund, a $10 million fund that financed 350 affordable housing units and leveraged an additional $50mm in private and public capital. In addition, Brian developed impact and performance tracking systems for the fund, led product development, and delivered advisory and technical assistance to small businesses clients for the City First family of companies. At The Community Builders, an affordable housing developer and manager focused on comprehensive community revitalization, Brian supported the launch of a new financial education, job training, and afterschool resident services platform. At the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Center Urban Markets Initiative, Brian coordinated a pilot funding program for new information tools to address urban policy problems and tested alternative metrics to identify new economic development opportunities.
Brian has a BA in Public Policy & Urban Studies from Brown University and an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business with a focus on real estate, finance and community development.