Jason Kaye is a vice president/banker on the project finance team at Citi Community Capital (CCC). CCC is an important part of Citi's Investment Bank, responsible for meeting Citi's community development lending and investing goals under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Kaye joined Citi in 2011 to manage CCC's new markets tax credit (NMTC) and private equity portfolios before transitioning to the project finance team covering the Southeast. Prior to joining Citi, Kaye worked at Trufund Financial Services, a national CDFI where he underwrote community development loans and managed the company's NMTC entity, Empowerment Reinvestment Fund. In that capacity, he was responsible for deal sourcing, capital raising, and execution of NMTC investments and leverage lending. Prior to Trufund, Kaye was a vice president at a real estate advisory firm specializing in economic development incentives, real estate development consulting, land use/zoning, and lobbying on behalf of real estate developers and Fortune 500 companies. He started his career as an analyst at the New York City Economic Development Corporation under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and worked on the mayor's South Bronx Initiative, comprised of various city agencies, to create a development framework to support revitalization of the South Bronx.
Kaye received his B.A., magna cum laude, in political science from Binghamton University. He also holds a M.R.P. from Cornell University with a focus on economic development and a M.S. in real estate finance from New York University (NYU). Kaye went through the Credit Training Program at NYU and holds a Series 52 license (Municipal Securities Representative).