Title: Director of Capital Markets
Firm: New York State Homes and Community Renewal
After serving 17 years as a public finance investment banker, James McIntyre has brought his expertise and talents to further advance the mission of New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
James’ passion for affordable housing, sustainability, and strategic thinking has allowed HCR to be a leading issuer of green/sustainable bonds, which resulted in an increase in Environmental, Social, and Governance investor participation.
“Working at HCR is an honor. Every day is dedicated to helping New Yorkers access safe, healthy and affordable housing opportunities,” McIntyre said. “The better I am at my job, the better I can serve the agency and its mission.”
Under James’ direction, the New York State Housing Finance Agency's June issuance of about $130 million attracted over $703 million in investor orders, including a record $212 million in ESG orders. This issuance was the first climate bond municipal offering to track ICMA principles/guidelines and the United Nations sustainable development goals. This was achieved by enhancing the official statements and providing detailed project information, which included the various sources of subsidies that supported the projects and the communities.
“Looking at the future of the muni market, my hope is to continue the push for greater transparency and efficiency,” McIntyre said. “As a taxpayer and father of a young child, I believe we must ensure the leveraging of public dollars is truly for the betterment of our future communities and planet.”
James' time at Morgan Stanley was noticed.
“For as long as I have known James, he has been heavily focused on public policy. As Director of Capital Markets at NYSHCR, he continually works to create innovative financing structures and marketing techniques with a goal of increasing the efficiency and societal value of HCR's debt issuance programs,” said Geoff Proulx, managing director at Morgan Stanley.
James was recently named a Fellow at the Urban Design Forum, an independent membership organization that "advances bold solutions to urban challenges," based in New York.
James holds a bachelors of Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies from the University of Michigan and graduated with high distinction. He also has a Certificate in Media Management, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from The New School. James lives with his wife, Mari, and son, Julian, in Queens.