Sarah Greenberg serves as Senior Vice President, Underwriting (Debt) in Cinnaire’s Madison office. She leads and manages the affordable housing lending team, overseeing workflows and business processes, and ensuring sound decision-making regarding portfolio performance.
A nationally recognized leader in affordable housing and community development, Sarah is committed to advancing racial, social, and economic equity. She has worked in community investment and economic development for more than 18 years, holding leadership positions at High Impact Financial Analysis, Forward Community Investments, Northwest Side CDC, and NeighborWorks America. During her tenure at NeighborWorks, Sarah was one of the founders of the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST). At Forward Community Investments, she launched the Emerging Developer Loan Program to provide financing to BIPOC real estate developers.
Sarah has also run her own consulting business, Greenberg Strategies LLC, where she provided advisory services to intermediaries, government entities, philanthropic collaboratives, and CDFIs. As a consultant, she helped launch the Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center, a first of its kind one-stop shop for tenants and landlords in need of assistance to prevent eviction that has received accolades from the National League of Cities. Sarah is on the executive committee for the national CDFI Women’s Network and holds Board positions with Historic Milwaukee, Housing Resources, Inc., Tempo Milwaukee Foundation, and MobiliSE (formerly the Regional Transit Leadership Council).
A lifelong learner, Sarah received a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Tiffin University and a master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has completed fellowships with the American Planning Association and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, along with professional certificates from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago.