Michael McGovern

Senior Vice President of Finance

“At Brinshore, we share best practices, learn from each other, and will take on complicated affordable housing projects that will make an impact.”

  • Is responsible for interactions with the banks and equity providers and is involved in the financial aspects of the closing process, equity installments and conversion from construction to permanent financing. 
  • Has over 20 years of community development expertise focused on affordable housing finance and tax credit equity.


Prior to joining Brinshore, Michael was a LIHTC equity originator for Regions Affordable Housing, where he provided debt and equity solutions for LIHTC projects in the Upper Midwest.  He also served as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for Associated Bank, where he originated equity for LIHTC and Historic Tax Credit projects and provided construction and term financing for both affordable and market real estate projects. In addition, Michael served in the Community Development Lending Department at LaSalle Bank.

Michael has also has experience in the non-profit sector, working with low-income populations in the Uptown community on Chicago’s North Side.


Michael holds master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Evansville.