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Christine Chandler Selected to Co-Chair Mortgage Bankers Association’s Newly Formed Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council

M&T Realty Capital Corporation’s Chief Credit Officer & COO will co-chair the council with Tony Love from Bellwether Enterprises RE Capital LLC

BALTIMORE, MD – M&T Realty Capital Corporation® is pleased to announce that Christine Chandler, a Senior Vice President and the company’s Chief Credit Officer and COO, has been selected to co-chair a newly formed Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council within the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The MBA has formed two advisory councils—the Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council and the Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council—as part of its new affordable housing initiative. Each council consists of representatives from MBA member companies reflecting a cross section of business models, company sizes and ownership structures.

As noted in MBA’s press release, the role of the councils will be to support MBA’s affordable housing initiative in the form of advice, feedback and ideas related to where MBA should focus its resources to be most impactful, including new business approaches, data and research, public policy, and strategic partnerships.  MBA and the councils will seek and welcome ideas and input from stakeholders interested in working to identify solutions to the nation’s affordable housing crisis. 

“M&T Realty Capital Corporation is a long-standing member of the MBA, and I am proud to support MBA’s new affordable housing initiative," says Chandler. “The affordability of rental housing is a national issue. I look forward to working with Tony and the other council members to identify potential policy solutions that MBA and our member companies can pursue.”

About the Mortgage Bankers Association
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About M&T Realty Capital Corporation
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