Video by Maggie Janik, production assistance by Barbara Epstein

Moddie Turay is an accomplished community and economic development executive passionate about creating projects that are socially, economically, and architecturally significant.

He is the president and CEO of Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, one of the largest private, nonprofit financiers of affordable housing and community development organizations in Massachusetts, with $1.2 billion in assets under management and nearly $200 million in investments annually across New England. Prior to his Loeb year, he was the founder and CEO of City Growth Partners, a Detroit based real estate development company advancing catalytic projects.

Moddie has spent over 23 years in the public and private sector, including serving as the executive vice president of real estate and finance at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. In this role, he was the chief deal maker and oversaw all commercial, industrial, and retail development and led over $2 billion in economic development initiatives for the city of Detroit. He has served in development roles with Western Development Corp in Washington, DC, and the US General Services Administration in the Public Buildings Service. He also served as the special assistant to Washington mayor Anthony A. Williams.

Moddie holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. He resides in Boston with his wife Melanca Clark and two children.

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