Edward Marchant, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, teaches courses on real estate development and finance and on the development, financing, and management of affordable and mixed-income housing. He has also served as a faculty member in Harvard's Executive Education programs sponsored by the the Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and the Divinity School. As a real estate professional working at The Community Builders, Inc., and later at John M. Corcoran Co., Marchant was actively involved in the development, financing, construction, and management of mixed-income housing, offices, and R&D real estate assets for more than 20 years. An independent real estate advisor since 1990, his clients include nonprofit and for-profit developers and investors, universities, foundations, and local, state, and federal governmental housing agencies. Much of his consulting work focuses on the development of mixed-income housing. Marchant is a graduate of Cornell University (BA in government) and Harvard Business School (MBA). He serves as a Director at The Community Builders, Inc.