Who We Are
WNC & Associates, Inc., was founded in 1971 when most people had never heard of affordable housing. At that time, few saw the opportunities in this emerging industry. That year we closed our first investment in affordable housing, becoming one of the first in the country to do so.
In 1987, when the states were learning how to allocate Low -Income Housing Tax Credits, WNC was already assisting developers with how to structure and use them effectively. We moved quickly in this new program and closed 22 acquisitions in the first year. In 2002, WNC led the way again by becoming the first to apply for and receive an allocation of New Markets Tax Credits. While many were still learning, WNC closed $34 million of qualified New Markets investments to finance over 100,000 square feet of commercial properties, becoming, once again, one of the first in the country to do so.
For over four decades, WNC has provided the experience, leadership, innovation and flexibility our customers have come to rely on. The key to our competitive advantage, however, is our ability to close transactions quickly and efficiently. We excel at this by drawing on our unparalleled experience and longevity in the industry and our company’s extensive access to capital. Our senior officers average 22 years with WNC and 26 years in the real estate industry. Our investor base exceeds 19,500 institutional and retail clients, including Fortune 500 companies, multinational banks and some of the nation’s leading insurance companies.
Today, with more than $5 BILLION of real estate assets acquired including over 1,150 properties in 45 states, we don’t just say we are an “industry leader” and a “long-term partner,” we’ve proven it for over four decades.
Over $5.4 billion in real estate assets
More than 1,150 total properties acquired in 45 states and the District of Columbia
19,500 institutional and individual investors
Consistently high repeat customer ratio
More than 200 investment funds