Chicago, IL 60606
Andrew Geer is vice president and Chicago market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. He focuses on identifying regional product opportunities in coordination with business line colleagues. Andrew is the lead in expanding Enterprise’s programmatic presence in Chicago with a priority on advancing initiatives with local partners that will improve the livability of low-income residents in Chicago, including green design, regional sustainability goals and healthy housing for vulnerable populations.
Andrew has nearly 20 years of experience in community development and nonprofit leadership and most recently served as executive director of Heartland Housing, Inc., a Chicago-based affordable housing organization. He led the company in all affordable and supportive housing activities for the parent organization – Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights. Under his direction, Heartland Housing was involved in the development of more than 1,300 units of affordable, supportive and mixed-income housing with an asset base of over $150 million. During his 14 years at Heartland Housing, Andrew was deeply involved in the development of affordable housing to support the city of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness and the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation. Andrew also previously served as a community development lender focusing on nonprofit lending intermediaries, community facilities and affordable single-family and multifamily housing.
Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a master’s degree from University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies. He serves on numerous executive and advisory boards, including the Chicago Livability Working Group, Metropolitan Planning Council Housing Committee and Advisory Council for Inspiration Corporation. In the past Andrew served on the city of Chicago’s Five Year Affordable Housing Plan Advisory Council, the Supportive Housing Subcommittee for the state of Illinois’ Affordable Housing Task Force, the Preservation Compact and the executive committees of the Chicago Rehab Network and Supportive Housing Providers Association.