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Community development financial solutions for lenders and investors


Providing capital to community development projects can be treacherous.  In addition to the conventional risks of market demand and project feasibility there are layers of public sector financings and regulatory schemes, often contradictory.

But done right, community development investment can deliver market returns with less risk than ordinary investments.  We believe that the best way to assure the supply of community development capital is to prove out that assertion.

Since 1996 we have helped lenders and investors in affordable housing and community development manage their organizations and portfolios.  Our practice focuses on:


·   Strategy and Product Development 

·  Risk Management

·  Credit and Investment Policy

·  Portfolio Analysis and Management

·  Asset Management


·  Asset Purchase and Sales

·  Multifamily Project Underwriting

·  Underwriting Loans and Investments

·  Financial Modeling

·  Problem Asset Resolution


We are customer-centric.  We work hard to understand our clients’ requirements including looking beyond stated needs to the assumptions and experiences that have led to them.  We are responsive and we guarantee our clients’ satisfaction with the quality of our work.  Click here to view case studies of work we have completed.

We provide expertise.  The founder and principal of Vine Associates is a Chartered Financial Analyst and an ex real estate banker with over 30 years of experience in community development finance.  Click here to view the qualifications of George Vine, CFA and click here to view a list of Mr. Vine’s publications.

We practice our craft with honesty and integrity.  If we can’t help prospective clients we tell them so.  We provide recommendations and advice that we believe will be effective, not what we believe our clients necessarily want to hear.






To discuss how Vine Associates can help with your community development challenge, contact George Vine via email or telephone (818 645-1963).