Stephen Westbrooks currently serves as Senior Loan Officer for IFF. IFF, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Stephen is based in IFF’s St. Louis office.

Prior to joining IFF, Stephen served as an Underwriter/Developer for Affordable Equity Partners where he underwrote Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions and led the development of Affordable Equity Partners’ New Markets Tax Credit Program.

Before joining Affordable Equity Partners, Stephen served as Manager of Seedco Financial’s New Markets Tax Credit fund in New York City. As manager of Seedco Financial’s NMTC fund, he was responsible for analyzing New Markets Tax Credit investment opportunities, as well as managing fund compliance, and the fund’s daily operations. During his tenure at Seedco Financial, Stephen underwrote 20 credit transactions and led five New Market Tax Credit transactions, totaling $43.1 million.

Stephen received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Masters of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Stephen has also earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement rank from Boy Scouts of America. His hobbies include leisure reading, weightlifting, and supporting the St. Louis Cardinals.

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