James M. Peffley is Chief Strategy Officer at Cinnaire. Jim advances and manages Cinnaire’s strategic visioning and ensures our organization is prepared to achieve that vision in the short and long term. In addition, he is responsible for a freshly created new ventures and product management team, customer engagement, real estate development and strategic communications. Previously the executive vice president of community development finance at Cinnaire, Jim brings to the CSO position 27 years of experience in the housing finance and community development industry.
Jim joined the organization in 2013 through the merger of the Great Lakes Capital Fund (GLCF) and Delaware Community Investment Corporation (DCIC), with the resulting organization later becoming known as Cinnaire. His previous positions were president and CEO of DCIC and executive vice president of GLCF. Jim spent more than a decade with the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) as a senior manager working in the areas of single family and multifamily finance, and has extensive lending, credit, compliance and asset management experience. He brought to Cinnaire national experience in the industry, as well as an extensive professional network resulting from his work at DCIC, Fannie Mae and DSHA.
Jim serves on the board of directors for the National Association of State and Local Equity Funds (NASLEF), Housing Alliance Delaware and the Urban Bike Project. He is the host of Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast which brings together thought leaders, policy makers and others making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries.