To Corey, where and how we live is fundamental to who we are and who we can become.
"I like French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's idea that the chief benefit of the home is that it shelters daydreaming and protects the dreamer," says Corey. "Dreaming is a big part of what makes us human. But it's very hard to dream when your housing situation is unstable. So housing is much more than a shelter. It's a big factor in who we are and who we become."
Corey began to explore how the way we live relates to who we become while studying history, literature, and architecture at Brown University. He turned to the housing industry after graduation – first as an analyst in a large bank's mortgage department and then in the management reporting area for Freddie Mac's Multifamily business.
Since joining Freddie Mac, he has led teams that handle data quality, business rules management, and process design. In 2015, he started the Multifamily Community Mission team, which has two priorities. One is to reach new markets and communities. The other is to design new offerings that support the company's overall mission as well as our community mission to support affordable housing and underserved markets nationwide. An example of how this work has been put into practice is our Green Advantage offering.
"I feel very fortunate to be involved in housing at Freddie Mac," says Corey. "We touch so many lives here. We're part of a much larger collaboration – even beyond housing and housing finance – that's very meaningful and can bring lasting benefits."