Maria Barry oversees a team who provides financing across the U.S. for affordable and mixed-income housing as well as charter schools. Financing typically includes construction and permanent loans as well as low-income housing and historic tax credits. Her team helps develop safe affordable housing, improve education, create jobs and transform underserved areas into vibrant neighborhoods. Over the past three years the team has lent and invested an average in excess of $4.4 billion annually creating over 42,000 housing units, the majority of which are affordable. The team also financed the largest RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) deal in the U.S. and has also consistently been one of the top three banks for affordable housing lending and investing.
In 2017, Maria received the Providence Business News Women’s Industry Leader in Financial Services award. She was named one of Real Estate Forum’s 2016 Women of Influence and was recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Women by Affordable Housing Finance magazine. Maria serves on the Rhode Island Housing Board of Commissioners and the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association Board. At Bank of America, Maria is a member of the Rhode Island Leadership team, RI Executive Sponsor of LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development) and on the Power of 10 Operating Committee.
Maria graduated from the University of Connecticut. She is a CPA and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 FINRA securities licenses.