On behalf of our client, CommonBond Communities, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Chief Financial Officer.

August 24, 2020    

Home is the foundation for everything in life. That’s why it’s been CommonBond’s mission since 1971 to offer quality, dignified affordable housing and life-changing support services. A nonprofit organization, CommonBond serves over 12,500 families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities in affordable rental apartments and townhomes throughout 60 cities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

A seasoned finance leader, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a unique opportunity to direct all strategic financial activities at CommonBond while helping shape the future of the organization. The CFO will join at an exciting time for CommonBond, which, under the leadership of a dynamic President/CEO, is growing and diversifying its real estate activities to reduce dependence on government funding and expand its capital resources to include mission investing sources.

The CFO will lead a strategic finance team across a complex regional and multi-site organization. The work of the organization encompasses many distinct functions, including acquisition and development of both subsidized/regulated and unsubsidized/unregulated multi-family housing, portfolio asset and property management of that portfolio, and social service provision. This role will drive long-term financial strategy for CommonBond and its related companies and special purpose entities which hold real estate as well as lead a seasoned team of finance and accounting professionals.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned finance professional with extensive leadership experience, strong financial acumen, and the proven ability to analyze and help others understand strategic financial options in a complex financial environment, ideally one wherein real estate ownership and/or affordable housing are integral to the corporate entity.