Officers / Key Staff

Theodore S. Chandler Chief Operating Officer

Theodore S. Chandler

Ted Chandler is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) with 30 years of experience in housing finance and community development, including 15 years with Fannie Mae and six years with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). As COO, he assists in overseeing company operations including Multifamily, Marketing, Investor Relations, Labor Relations, and Communications. Mr. Chandler is instrumental in launching HIT’s community investment initiatives.

As Vice President of marketing for Fannie Mae’s Western Regional Office in Pasadena, CA, Mr. Chandler was responsible for managing relationships with national mortgage banking customers. Previously at Fannie Mae he served as Vice President of Housing and Community Development for the western United States, and before that as Director of the Boston Partnership Office. During his time with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Mr. Chandler served as Chief Executive and Chief of Staff. He was later Deputy Executive Director of the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency in Boston.

Mr. Chandler is a member of the advisory board of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; the advisory board of Greystone Community Development Enterprise; vice chair of the board of Abode Communities; and Chair of the Board of Governors of the National Housing Conference. He is a founder and Director Emeritus of the California Housing Consortium.

Mr. Chandler holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University Law School.


Ted Chandler discusses the impact of HIT investments on local communities in a 4-minute video.

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