Member, Board of Directors
Cort Gross is a community development finance consultant. Working most recently as Executive Director and Senior Banker at JPMorgan Chase Community Development Bank, focusing on affordable housing finance, Mr. Gross has over 30 years of experience in the field, working recently on business development in California with Self-Help Federal Credit Union, and for many years before consulting on community asset management and development, community- based investment, and the financing and development of real estate. He worked previously as CFO of nonprofit housing developer BRIDGE Housing Corporation, Vice President of Affordable Housing with mortgage banker TRI Capital Corporation, and Program Manager for Lending with nonprofit financial intermediary the Low Income Housing Fund. He chairs the finance committee of Mandela Partners, a food justice business incubator in West Oakland, and serves on the Executive Credit Committee of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national CDFI. A former Coro Fellow in public affairs, Mr. Gross received his A.B. degree in history at Stanford University and his M.Div. Degree in liberation theology at Yale University.