Mark McDaniel, President & CEO, leads our team of 100+ financial experts, innovative thinkers, policy analysts and other professionals at Cinnaire. Nationally recognized for his visionary leadership, Mark has over 30 years of experience in affordable housing, community development, urban planning, and market research. He is a champion for diversity, inclusion and equity both in the workplace and in the communities we serve. Mark’s passion for helping people and communities is infectious. He lives to serve others and to inspire those around him to find their Why.
In 1993, Mark launched the Michigan Capital Fund for Housing, a tax credit fund to support affordable housing in Michigan. Now known as Cinnaire, the organization has invested more than $4.9 billion in community and economic development across a 9-state footprint. Mark has strategically diversified Cinnaire to provide access to permanent debt financing, construction lending, technical assistance, predevelopment lending, real estate development, youth leadership training and title services. Under Mark’s leadership, Cinnaire has been recognized nationally as one of the Top 50 Nonprofits to work for, a Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work and a Detroit Free Press Top Workplace.
Mark has served on more than 25 local, state, and national non-profit and housing boards. He is currently or has served as a founding board member for Michigan Habitat for Humanity; Michigan Housing Council, past president; NH&RA, board member; FHLB Indiana, board member and chair of Housing Advisory Council; Michigan Community Capital, board member. Mark is the honorary Chairperson and master of ceremonies for the Greater Lansing Area MLK Commission Holiday luncheon, the nation’s largest MLK day celebration.