Mr. Byrne is the Director of the Affordable Housing Transaction Division within HUD’s Office of Recapitalization. In this capacity, Mr. Byrne oversees all conversions under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program as well as all restructurings under the Mark-to-Market program.
Prior to his time with the Office of Recapitalization, Mr. Byrne was the Director of the Financial Management Division (FMD) in the Office of Public and Indian Housing, responsible for both the public housing Operating Fund Program and public housing’s conversion to asset management.
Mr. Byrne was the Project Director for the Public Housing Operating Cost Study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He has also served as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority, the Executive Director of the Dade County Department of Housing and Urban Development, the nation’s 10th largest housing authority, and Principal Associate with Abt Associates. He is a former President of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities.
Mr. Byrne received his M.S. in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1998) and his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University (1981). He is author of the HUD guidebook on the private management of public housing and was a member of the Operating Fund Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.