Greg Judge, Managing Partner
During his 24-year tenure at Boston Financial and its predecessor firms - MMA Financial, LendLease Housing and Community Investments, and the Boston Financial Group - Mr. Judge was a driving force behind growth, innovation, and quality.
His leadership resulted in an increase of the firm’s annual affordable housing equity investment volume from approximately $350 million in 2000 to a peak of $1.5 billion in 2006. The LIHTC platform that was created is not only one the largest in the industry - its portfolio is among the lowest risk-rated and most profitable.
Mr. Judge’s key investment and investment management accomplishments include developing an investment strategy resulting in an industry low watch list occurrence, creating an industry changing portfolio risk measurement and reporting tool, as well as developing an integrated debt and equity investment platform.
Organizational experience includes strategic planning, high profile leadership roles, crisis management experience, involvement in three corporate acquisitions and integrations, and managing an organization of more than 300 employees.
Mr. Judge is a frequent industry lecturer. He received his B.A. in Economics from Colorado College and his MBA from Boston University.
Catherine Talbot, Senior Partner
Ms. Talbot brings 25 years of low-income housing experience to the Candeur Group. Ms. Talbot began her career at Boston Financial in 1991, where she served as a member of the Institutional Sales Team, as an Assistant Vice President, Vice President, and Senior Vice President in the Tax Credit Acquisitions Department.
In 1999, Ms. Talbot relocated from the Boston,MA office to San Francisco, CA to establish the company’s presence on the West Coast. Ms. Talbot was directly responsible for building Boston Financial’s presence in the Western markets and has invested over $750 million of equity in the California markets alone.
During her tenure at Boston Financial, Ms. Talbot was selected by a large national bank to act as their syndicator of choice for equity placement in California. In that capacity, Ms. Talbot closed the largest LIHTC deal in the history of the State of California as well as a large 80/20 transaction with a nationally recognized development firm. She is well regarded in the debt and equity investment communities as a fair, ethical, and honest collaborator.
Ms. Talbot is a Board member of the Mathari Children’s Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children in Kenya; a Board Member of Project Access, a non-profit social service provider; and a former Board Member and Treasurer of the California Council for Affordable Housing.
Ms. Talbot is a frequent speaker at state and national affordable housing conferences. She earned a B.A. in Economics at the University of New Hampshire.
Greg Maul, Director of Underwriting
Mr. Maul is a national expert in housing and community development, finance, planning, and policy with over 15 years of experience across these areas.
He brings a broad view of the interplay between these factors to every transaction.
He has underwritten 36 equity investments across the country in mixed-finance public housing, Section 8, and other deeply subsidized developments for Candeur and Boston Financial Investment Management, worked as a project manager for several for- and non-profit developers of affordable and mixed-income housing, and served to assist the members of the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Greg holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University
Leah Wood, Director of Portfolio and Asset Management
Ms. Wood has 11 years of real estate experience including 8 years in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Candeur Group, Leah was a Vice President of Asset Management for Boston Financial where she monitored 70+ low-income housing properties and was a member of the Special Asset Management Team overseeing "high risk" properties for the firm.
Ms. Wood also spent two years in the Boston Financial Acquisitions Group evaluating and underwriting potential LIHTC investments with a focus on the California markets. Prior to working in affordable housing, Leah worked for Interstate Equities Corporation, a market-rate real estate investment firm based in Los Altos, CA where she was responsible for investor relations and underwriting real-estate investments.
Ms. Wood holds Master of Business Administration and Masters in Real Estate degrees from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of the Pacific.