Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin is President of Enterprise Community Development, Inc (ECD) and President of Enterprise Community Partners’ Community Development Division. Brian is charged with leading operations and the overall strategic direction of both organizations, as well as Enterprise Residential – the company’s property management company.

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Brian McLaughlin is President of Enterprise Community Development, Inc (ECD) and President of Enterprise Community Partners’ Community Development Division. Brian is charged with leading operations and the overall strategic direction of both organizations, as well as Enterprise Residential – the company’s property management company. ECD is an owner, operator and developer of housing spanning 113 communities with a portfolio valuation of more than $1.3 billion supporting 21,000 residents. Brian has spearheaded the merger of the three legacy companies brought together to create ECD, ultimately expanding its workforce to more than 500 associates who make up one of the 50 largest private owners of affordable housing in the country and the sixth largest among nonprofits. Brian oversees a team with expertise in community planning, development, design, construction, asset management, property management and resident services. Enterprise Community Partners, ECD’s parent company, is a national nonprofit that develops community-based programs, advocates for affordable housing policy and invests capital to build and preserve affordable homes.  

Brian brings diverse experience in managing real estate business lines across the nonprofit, public and for-profit sectors. Brian’s 25-year career also includes directly leading development of mixed-use, market rate, workforce, historic tax credit and Low Income Housing Tax Credit-supported housing. Brian began his career working in the nonprofit community development field in Boston and in York, Pennsylvania. He later served nine years at Fannie Mae across multiple positions, including as a senior asset manager and a multifamily underwriter, leading the company’s short sale product line during the Great Recession, and serving as special assistant to its president and CEO where he directed the company’s executive office. From 2003-2006, Brian served as an assistant secretary for Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development, where he led the state’s largest and primary division of government responsible for neighborhood revitalization programs and investments. From 2014-2018, Brian was the co-founder and CEO of Lantian Development, a Maryland-based private equity and development company where he built a $150 million portfolio that included more than 1.1 million square feet of office and institutional assets across 403 acres of land in the DC metro region.

An honors graduate of Duke University, Brian also holds a master’s degree in city planning from MIT and a master’s degree  in economics from American University. Brian serves on the boards of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, and has been appointed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as a branch board director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.



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