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.
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.
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.
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
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
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