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Nicolas P. Retsinas

Board Member

Senior Lecturer in Real Estate
Harvard Business School

Nicolas P. Retsinas is a senior lecturer in Real Estate at the Harvard Business School and is Director Emeritus of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, where he served as Director from 1998 to 2010. He also is a lecturer in Housing Studies at the Graduate School of Design. Prior to his Harvard appointment, Mr. Retsinas served as Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1998 and as Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision from 1996 to 1997. He served on the Board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1996 to 1997, the Federal Housing Finance Board from 1993 to 1998 and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Retsinas also formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the National Housing Endowment and Enterprise Community Partners. Currently, Mr. Retsinas serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Responsible Lending and as Chair of the Providence Housing Authority, the Community Development Trust and the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation.

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