Warren Horvath Vice President, Capital Markets, The Michaels Organization

Warren Horvath is the Vice President of Capital Markets for The Michaels Organization (TMO), the nation’s largest owner/operator of affordable housing.  Warren is responsible for strategic sourcing and deployment of all debt and equity capital, along with management of capital partner relationships for the organization.  He brings 20 years of housing investment and finance experience to TMO, with broad base of expertise spanning across debt and equity, as an operator and investor, for affordable and conventional product, from both a transactional and corporate finance perspective.  He is proficient in financial and partnership structuring of transactions, and has significant experience with the financial, tax, legal and regulatory implications of the multi-tiered financing of affordable housing, having successfully led or overseen more than $1.2 billion of transactions, and over 32,000 units.

Throughout his career, he has served as a principal of the housing affiliate of a private equity investor, responsible for M&A activity in the affordable housing space; as a principal and head of acquisitions for Continental Realty Advisors, a national, multifamily private equity manager; as President of Mercy Housing’s Loan Fund, a national CDFI; and as Chief Investment Officer of The Community Development Trust (CDT) – the nation’s first affordable housing real estate investment trust (REIT).

Warren is active with several charitable and philanthropic efforts, is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Affordable/Workforce Housing Council, has served as financial advisor to Habitat for Humanity International’s capital markets program, and has been honored as a national young leader in housing by Affordable Housing Finance magazine.  He holds a BA in Urban Planning from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.


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