About Us

Marcus Reinvestment Strategies (MRS) was founded in 2011 by Paul Marcus with a focus on working with lenders, developers, and government agencies to direct resources where they will leverage financial, social and programmatic benefits. With a background of more than 20 years working in real estate development and community development finance, we believe that a smart approach to the investment of limited public and capital resources can generate an economic return along with the social benefits as required by social and governmental investment.


MRS provides an array of services to non-profit lenders and governments to define their funding and incentive strategies. For many years, we have worked on the ground with lenders such as the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to identify financing and investment opportunities in Philadelphia focused on residential and non-residential projects. We have worked with the NCALL Loan Fund in the Delmarva peninsula, which finances real estate, housing and community facility projects in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. We are also providing full-scale management services, including fund management and fundraising to the Impact Loan Fund, a geographically focused, business oriented loan fund.



Paul Marcus, Principal

Paul Marcus has worked in for-profit and non-profit settings for over 20 years. His experience in both developing housing for rent and for sale housing as well as providing financing for real estate development provides perspective from both the borrower and lender perspective. He understands his clients needs and helps them navigate the world of tight credit. Paul was formerlyVice President for Community Development Finance at Citizens Bank. His role there included managing real estate development transactions in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South Jersey.

Guiding Principles


Marcus Reinvestment Strategies is dedicated to community redevelopment. We believe that utilizing the tools and talents embedded in a community is the most sustainable approach to long term redevelopment. Outside capital and expertise can help a community reach its potential, but those that live in the community now and in the future must have a stake in the outcomes. After all, they will have to live with them.


  • Independence. The client makes the decisions. Our role is to help facilitate and advise by providing data, analysis, our expertise as well as the assessment of other experts and specialists, but at the end of the day, the decisions must rest with the client.
  • Honesty. We believe that we will succeed through the long term success of our clients and our ability to work with them on a repeat basis. Without the trust and honesty in a client relationship, we will not be successful advisors.
  • Competence. We are confident in our abilities to deliver quality service in the field of real estate development and finance and trust that you will be too. When we don't have the skills needed for a particular project, we'll bring the partners needed to get it done right.