Evergreen is formed by three principals, each with substantial background in the development and ongoing management of affordable housing. In the aggregate, we have over sixty years of experience and have participated in more than two hundred transactions of many different types. Within just the past ten years, our efforts have resulted in more than $400,000,000 in total development activity focused on the acquisition and preservation of affordable properties.
Brian M. Poulin is a Principal of Evergreen Partners, LLC. Brian has a background in tax law and has been a developer and owner of rental real estate for over 20 years. Brian is also a Principal of Preservation Management, Inc., an affiliated property management company and Evergreen Communities, LLC, a real estate development company focused on new construction of affordable housing. Brian's roles include the oversight of all stages of acquisition, financing and rehabilitation of commercial and residential real estate, as well as oversight of ongoing operations of existing properties.
Prior to co-founding Evergreen Partners, Brian was a founding Principal in The Wishcamper Group and held positions with Wishcamper Properties, Inc., Baker Newman & Noyes, and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Brian is a graduate of Tufts University. He received a JD from University of Maine School of Law, and an LLM in taxation from Boston University School of Law. Brian currently serves on the board of the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation. In addition, Brian also serves on the board of the National Leased Housing Association and has served on numerous not for profit boards including the Humane Society of Broward County and the Orange Bowl Committee.
Charles E. Allen is a Principal of Evergreen Partners, LLC. Evergreen and its affiliates are actively acquiring and redeveloping rental properties throughout much of the country and have assembled a portfolio of more that 5,000 apartments. Charlie has worked in affordable housing finance for over twenty-five years and has structured and closed more that one hundred and fifty transactions over that period. The transactions have included various types of dispositions, acquisitions and refinancings, often in the early pioneering stages of a given government-based program or market-based opportunity. All of these transactions have involved the recapitalization of existing government regulated housing. Before moving over to the development side in 2003, Charlie was at Recap Advisors, Inc., a Boston based consulting firm. Prior to that, Charlie worked at the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development where he coordinated a rental development program as well as the Agency's early efforts to preserve the federally assisted portfolio. Charlie’s first job in housing was at the Gloucester Housing Authority in Massachusetts. One of Charlie's primary roles within Evergreen is to identify acquisition opportunities and to structure transaction plans for properties and portfolios. Charlie is also one of the owners of Preservation Management, Inc, an affiliated property management company.
Charlie is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and has an MBA and a Certificate in Public Management from Boston University. He serves as the Chair of the Affordable Housing Partnership in Ipswich, MA, is a board member of an environmental education foundation, and participates in many other civic and community activities.
William A. Houlihan is a Principal of Evergreen Partners, LLC. Bill has been engaged in the tax, finance and accounting aspects of real estate development for over 20 years. Bill is also a Principal of Preservation Management, Inc., an affiliated property management company and Evergreen Communities, LLC, a real estate development company focused on new construction of affordable housing.
Prior to co-founding Evergreen Partners, Bill was a founding Principal in The Wishcamper Group and was a Vice President and Controller of Wishcamper Properties, Inc. and Housing Resources Corporation.
Bill is a graduate of the University of Maine. Bill has been the Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees for a local non-profit organization for over 15 years and is involved in other civic and community activities.