Open Access Fellow, NMTC

JaShar joined our team in 2021 as a part-time New Markets Tax Credit Fellow through the Open Access Fellowship program. Project REAP works to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the commercial real estate industry through education, mentorship and partnerships. Cinnaire serves as a placement partner for the Open Access program, an initiative created by advocates in the industry to increase diverse representation in community development finance, with a focus on Black and Latinx communities. JaShar works closely with our New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) team to support multiple facets of our NMTC business line. He also works on Cinnaire’s Priority City initiatives and provides support to advance our affordable housing strategy.

JaShar brings experience in financial analysis and the real estate industry to Cinnaire. He works as a Claim Supervisor at GEICO and also operates Property Blessings in partnership with his wife.

JaShar earned his B.S. in Finance and Marketing Management from Purdue University and his MBA from Northern Illinois University. He serves on the board for The Ideal Candidate and is an advocate for Big Brothers Big Sisters, CHAMPS and My Block, My Hood, My City.