Luan Nguyen is the Chief Investment Officer at River Caddis Development, responsible for the organization’s investment and corporate strategy. He is charged with leading all aspects of financial management in the organization and its assets including: due diligence, feasibility, investor/lender relations, modeling, capital raising, and risk management.
Prior to joining River Caddis, he served as a senior level fund manager at a national tax credit syndicator, handling the return and reporting of investor debt and equity funds. He oversaw 35 institutional investor relationships, 26 multi-investor, proprietary and guaranteed funds with more than $1.2 billion under management. He advanced quickly through positions of increasing responsibility while managing over 80 developments comprising close to 11,000 units. In doing so, he devised turnaround strategies to enhance performance and applied forensic accounting to remedy partnership defaults. He skillfully negotiated 105 dispositions of real estate and ownership interests, representing over $370 million in transaction volume. He began his career in commercial banking, underwriting investment real estate facilities and performing other credit functions at publicly traded bank.
Luan has been recognized by Affordable Housing Finance as a distinguished leader in the industry. He has facilitated conversations nationally on the industry’s trends, issues and best practices as a speaker for: The Institute for Professional and Executive Development, Building Michigan Communities, Consortium of Housing and Asset Management, the National Council of Housing Market Analysts, Affordable Housing Association of Indiana Conferences and has led industry roundtables for the National Association of State and Local Equity Funds (NASLEF). His engagement has been reflected in his roles on the Board of Directors for the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, for which he campaigned and was elected multiple terms. He was appointed to the development finance committee of the Michigan Housing Council and has served as Chair of the NASLEF Emerging Leaders Group, mentoring a national cohort of industry up-and-comers.
In his hometown, he was awarded the 10 Over the Next Ten award, which recognizes the area's best and brightest young professionals. He’s a staunch advocate for Lansing, Michigan and volunteers in the community on nonprofit boards, while directing his company’s first employee funded philanthropic program. Under his leadership, the funding grew more than 253% in the span of two years. He also spearheaded an initiative raising half a million dollars during the pandemic to provide rental relief to low-income communities across the nation.
Luan obtained a degree in finance with an emphasis on ethics from Grand Valley State University and is a Level I Candidate in the CAIA program.