CARMEL, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2023) – Leading financial services provider Merchants Capital today announces the promotion of Josh Reed to Executive Vice President. Reed leads the acquisitions team within Merchants’ tax credit equity division and previously served as Senior Vice President.
Since joining the company in late 2020, Reed has been instrumental in developing equity relationships with new and existing partners and has played a leading role in the growth of Merchants Capital as a leading national syndicator with over $650 million in closed lower tier equity since inception with top industry developers in nearly 30 states.
“The success of our equity division is a direct reflection of the talent, commitment, and leadership of Josh Reed,” said Julie Sharp, Executive Vice President of Merchants Capital. “Linda Hill and I feel privileged to continue to work alongside Josh to execute high-quality deals for our clients across the United States and congratulate him on this well-earned promotion.”
Reed is a recognized leader in the industry and his experience includes consulting for tax credit developers on various aspects of sourcing and structuring LIHTC real estate projects. Previously, Reed served at one of the nation’s largest tax credit equity syndicators where he engaged in closing, underwriting, and structuring over $700 million in lower tier equity acquisitions nationally. He also previously managed the construction department that oversaw construction underwriting and monitoring for projects nationwide, including over $600 million in equity investments.
“I am grateful to lead our equity team's efforts alongside Julie Sharp and Linda Hill and look forward to carrying our platform forward to address the critical need for affordable housing across the United States,” said Reed. “Thank you to all of our developer and investor clients for their continued trust in Merchants Capital.”