Kari Downes
SVP, Capital Markets
Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.


1001 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204

Kari Downes is Senior Vice President of Capital Markets for Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. She provides direction and oversight for the company’s key investor relationships for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit product. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of all investment fund strategies including structuring, pricing and closing. Kari manages a team of eight and was named to lead this group in 2007.   

Previously, Kari was an acquisitions manager, where she oversaw Enterprise’s acquisition of multifamily developments financed with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. She managed key developer relationships and underwrote affordable housing transactions in Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Additionally, she actively promoted the organization’s comprehensive community finance and development services.  Prior to joining Enterprise in 2002 as a Development Officer, Kari was an Underwriter with Lennar Affordable Communities. Prior to that, she worked as a Market Analyst for Lend Lease/Boston Financial.  She has a bachelor’s degree in finance and operations management from Boston University.