About Marcus Reinvestment Strategies, LLC

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. We understand our clients needs and can help navigate the world of tight credit. Click on "Principles" on the left to learn more.

Caitlin Rozman, Associate

Caitlin Rozman has worked for a decade n a variety of roles in affordable housing, HUD Technical Assistance, and Disaster Recovery.  She was intimately involved with recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey in her previous role with Capital Access in Philadelphia.  She runsthe day-to-day operations at the Impact Loan Fund for MRS and is expanding their small business lending work in Kensington.

Sonya Tilghman, Associate

Sonya Tilghman has worked for almost 20 years in a variety of roles in community development in Pittsburgh.  Sonya has worked at a number of banking institutions, governmental agencies and non-profits.  She is committed to revitalization of communities in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and has served on a number of non-profit Boards such as NeighborWorks and the Design Center of Pittsburgh.  She also has served on financing review committes for the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Mon Valley Initiative.


News & Events

First Step Staffing comes to Philadelphia

First Step Staffing from Atlanta has piloted a simple but effective model to provide a first step back into employment for homeless and returning citizens in Atlanta where they serve 1000 individuals per day.  In 2018 they brought that model to Philadelphia.  With the participation of multiple parties, the CDFI community, homeless service providers and social investment community, helped make this occur.  First Step Staffing (FSS) acquired a local labor staffing agency in Philadelphia to operate a second location of their staffing business (after Atlanta) with more on the way.  FSS now controls about 600 jobs per day in Philadelphia where they will be placing the homeless clients or returning citizens, providing transportation to the sites and ensuring that they have the supports they need to stay in the job.  FSS believes that earning a wage is the first step to providing a path back into society.


Marcus Reinvestment Strategies was pleased to work with 2 of our clients to make this happen.  MRS underwrote the senior financing for LISC's participation of $1.2 million in the senior financing.  MRS also worked with Impact Loan Fund to commit $75,000 of subordinate, social investment capital, to help create the equity-like cushion needed for the project.

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