Michael McGovern

Director of Finance
Michael McGovern joined Brinshore in March 2019.  As the Director of Finance, he is responsible for interactions with the banks and equity providers.  Michael is focused on maximizing capital proceeds and is involved in the financial aspects of the closing process, equity installments and conversion from construction to permanent financing.

Mr. McGovern has over 20 years of community development expertise focused on affordable housing finance and tax credit equity.  Prior to Brinshore, he was a LIHTC equity originator for Regions Affordable Housing from 2017 to 2019. At Regions, Michael provided debt and equity solutions for LIHTC projects in the Upper Midwest.  From 2007 to 2017, Mr. McGovern was a Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for Associated Bank.  In that position, he originated equity for LIHTC and Historic Tax Credit projects and provided construction and term financing for both affordable and market real estate projects.  From 2001 to 2007, he worked in the Community Development Lending Department at LaSalle Bank.  Prior to banking, Mr. McGovern worked in the non-profit sector with low-income populations in the Uptown community on Chicago’s North Side.

Mr. McGovern has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Evansville.