Margaret F. Wagner is a co-founder and Managing Director of First Atlantic LLC, a real estate investment company located in Boston that focuses on the acquisition, ownership and development of multifamily housing communities throughout the United States. She has worked in the affordable housing industry since 1999, initially as a research analyst in the public finance division of Standard & Poor’s performing credit analysis in the housing, healthcare, higher education and not-for-profit sectors. Following S&P, Margaret worked for five years at Housing Partners, Inc. (HPI), a Boston-based affordable housing consulting firm, performing underwriting, due diligence and policy analysis for a wide range of clients including affordable housing developers and owners as well as the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Margaret left HPI to pursue a Masters in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon her graduation from MIT in 2005, she began working with Chris Collins in an exclusive joint venture and investment platform with Iron Point Partners, LLC, which is part of the Robert Bass family of investment funds with over $22 billion in equity capital.
Margaret is the former President and current Vice President of the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation. Additionally, Margaret was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to serve both on the MassHousing Multifamily Advisory Committee as well as the Board of Directors of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), a quasi-public corporation that provides funding and other support for community-based non-profit affordable and supportive housing developments in Massachusetts. Margaret is a graduate of The Taft School, Yale University, and MIT and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Learning Project Elementary School and the Board of Trustees of The Taft School.