Brendan McLaughlin is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he teaches Real Estate Finance. He also serves as the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Strategy at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). In this role, he is responsible for an Office that cuts across traditional areas of responsibility within HPD’s organizational structure to support and strengthen the work of the Agency’s various divisions, in close collaboration with the Commissioner’s Office. He oversees the divisions of Housing Policy, Strategic Operations and Analytics, and Credit & Special Underwriting. He serves as the Chair of HPD's Credit Committee, and represents HPD on the Credit Committees for both the New York City Acquisition Loan Fund and the New York City Down Payment Assistance Fund.
Previously, Brendan held various roles in corporate strategy, investor relations, and equity research in the financial services industry. He served as Vice President of Business Development/Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and before that, as Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations at Citigroup. Brendan began his career at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup as an Associate in the U.S. Equity Research Division covering the freight transportation sector.