Irvin Henderson


Irvin Henderson

Real Estate Development Consultant

Irvin M. Henderson specializes in community development finance and capital structure; project design and management; preservation development; and urban infill, residential and enterprise development. He is principal of consulting firm, Henderson and Company.

Irvin has designed and presented trainings for community nonprofit executives, bankers, government executives and grassroots leadership throughout the United States, from the Bank of America Leadership Academy to the National Main Street Conference. Irvin is a founding member of the Board of the National Main Street Center and its audit and finance committee chair.

Henderson's professional background is varied and has prepared him for the nuances required to implement complex projects. He is the former President and CEO of a financial planning, securities, and insurance full-services company; and former President and CEO of Gateway Community Development Corporation.

Serving as chair of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Henderson consulted with and presented to communities, neighborhood leaders, presidents, heads of state, cabinet ministers, executives of the private sector, governors, and many state and federal agencies.

Irvin is a trustee emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Past Chair of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Founding President of the Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina, Immediate Past Chair of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, Trustee of Community Capital Trust-an investment company dedicated to community development, Founding Chair of the Banker Community Collaborative Council and Founding Executive Committee Member of the North Carolina Fair Housing Center. He has also served as Chair of the North Carolina Low Income Housing Coalition and is former Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations.

Irvin is a recipient of the Fannie Mae Maxwell Affordable Housing Award and the National Economic Justice Award. He has authored and/or performed trainings at national and international gatherings including the European Community Reinvestment Annual Meeting, The White House, United States Congress, the French Cabinet, Rainbow Push Wall Street Conference, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Annual Meeting, Enterprise Foundation, NY Funders Alliance, Neighborhood Funders Group, the National Council of Foundations and the National Tax Credit Conference.

As Chair of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, he championed the set-aside of $4 Million in New Market Tax Credits exclusively for Main Street projects and the Former Small Deal Fund is now known as the Irvin M. Henderson Community Revitalization Fund, thanks to the wishes of his colleagues. Building Community is his passion.

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