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.
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.