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Merchants Capital Promotes Tax Credit Leads to EVPs 

Merchants Capital promoted Julie Sharp and Linda Hill to EVPs. Sharp and Hill lead Carmel IN-based Merchants’ tax credit equity division and previously served as SVPs. 

Since launching the division in late 2020, Sharp and Hill have overseen the creation of a robust equity platform. In its first full year, the team completed an equity raise of more than $248.3 million in both proprietary and multi-investor funds that will create or preserve more than 3,200 units in 13 states.  

“Julie and Linda are two of the most talented professionals in the affordable housing industry and are even better leaders,” said Michael R. Dury, CEO of Merchants Capital. “These well-deserved promotions signal our company’s commitment to the tax credit equity space and our trust in Julie and Linda leading our equity division. In just over a year, they have built our equity division from the ground up into a national platform.” 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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