Marcos Morales has over 10 years of experience in working with Hispanic community-based organizations and advocating on behalf of Hispanic Americans. As Principle, he serves as the Executive VP of Fomento Firme in Phoenix AZ. He has a strong background in board and non-profit development as well as community and economic development expertise. He is responsible for the development services provided to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), its affiliate network and all other qualified development services nationwide. Over the years, Marcos has gained experience in Real Estate Law & Terminology, Federal Regulations, Business Management, Property Management, Corporate Development and Staff Development.

Professional Experience

Carlos Rosario
Marcos has served as project leader on this complex redevelopment project of an adult charter school in Washington, DC. Marcos was responsible for all aspects of the development including securing the bond financing, technical assistance and organizational issues for this project. He continues to serve as project manager of this 84,000 sq ft redevelopment project in Columbia Heights, a historic neighborhood of the District of Columbia.

Community Development Director of the National Council of La Raza
As Regional Director, he was responsible for NCLR's community and economic development initiatives. He provided strategic and technical assistance to the regions organizations and provided technical support in several loan transactions for non-profit community facilities. He assisted NCLR National in focusing and directing its affiliate agenda locally as it related to legislative research, legislation development and political mediation. His responsibilities also included addressing all of regional organizations issues to include their organizational and financial needs and assisted them with the development of financial planning and aligning their needs with available funding and programmatic opportunities.

Executive Vice-President of YES Housing, Inc.
In the three years that Marcos served as the Executive Vice President, he played a major role with the tremendous growth that took place within the company. He was asked to evaluate the agency's operations and increase its capacity and successfully outlined a reorganization plan the elevated the agency to one of the states premiere housing organizations in the state. In addition, as EVP/COO he was responsible for the agency's operations which included all real estate development projects, which included single family housing, multi-family acquisition and management along with multi-family new construction and management.

Director of Housing for Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Marcos oversaw the housing counseling components, the community revitalization projects and supervised all housing staff. He also served as the departments Grant Writer and Budget Development Manager.


Marcos Morales attended the University of New Mexico's Architectural Planning and Design and Real Estate Development Finance. He also attended the Bud Crawley School of Real Estate and the New Mexico Real Estate Institute, where he obtained his Real Estate Brokers License. He currently holds a Real Estate License in Arizona while preparing to obtain his Arizona Real Estate Broker's License.




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