Russell “Rusty” Ginise is the President of Alliant Strategic Investments. Rusty has extensive experience in both affordable and market rate multifamily housing, having led or directed firms that have owned or managed, collectively, over 100,000 apartment units in more than 40 states.
Most recently, Rusty was Managing Director of Affordable Equity Investments for Hunt Investment Management, where he directed the sourcing, underwriting and acquisition of workforce housing and the effort to raise capital for those acquisitions. Previously, Rusty was president of a private company that acquired, owned and operated 3,000+ units of market rate and workforce housing apartments in multiple states. He was responsible for sourcing investor capital and developing the firm’s investment strategy, as well as directing real estate acquisitions, underwriting, operations and asset management, all while hiring talent and building the organization. Rusty previously worked in senior leadership positions for national tax credit investment firms, including RBC where he was Managing Director. Here he led the origination and fund (buy and sell) side of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) operation. He has overseen the investment of more than $2.5 billion in LIHTC equity in tax credit properties during his career. In addition, Rusty directed the asset management of a portfolio of 32,000 affordable units at Red Capital.
Rusty Ginise is a member of the Urban Land Institute and its Affordable and Workforce Housing Council. He is also the president of his local school board.