Daniel P. McGrain
Professional Biography

Real Estate Finance Advisor

In addition to joining the group of advisors at Focus Realty Advisors, LLC, Mr. McGrain is Principal of his own firm, McGrain Realty Advisors. Mr. McGrain utilizes his 25 years of active experience on the financial side of the residential real estate development industry to assist clients with due diligence, financial analysis and engineering, repositioning of capital structures, and other activities on behalf of clients, including providing expert testimony and advice to industry think tanks in the area of workforce housing.

Prior to founding McGrain Realty Advisors, he was most recently the Director of Fund Management for Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., one of the country’s most prolific affordable and workforce housing investors. Prior to that, he was a managing director, partner and co-founder of Chesapeake Capital Partners, LLC, a regional private equity firm active in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Over his 10-year tenure as an active partner, the company raised, invested and managed over $110 million in equity capital in 10 separate funds for land development and housing projects, as well as two additional funds focusing on private utility assessments. Covering an 8-state area, the land development funds by themselves supported over 14,000 lots and homes
in 99 individual communities, and represent over $2 billion in finished home values. Mr. McGrain originated, underwrote and closed investments; as well as oversaw asset management; managed investor and lender reporting and relations; and conducted work-out activities, adding value for development clients and investors alike.

Mr. McGrain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration degree as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate and Regional Science degree from
Southern Methodist University, and has completed a number of Appraisal Institute courses.

Professionally, he is an active volunteer with the Urban Land Institute’s J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing, and a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Responsible Property Investing Council.

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