Edward H. Marchant, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), teaches a course on the development, financing, and management of affordable and mixed-income housing and also teaches in Executive Education Programs sponsored by the Graduate School of Design, including the Advanced Management Development Program (AMDP) and the Real Estate Management Program (REM) which is jointly sponsored by the GSD and Harvard Business School. From 1980-2018, Mr. Marchant served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School where he taught a course on real estate development and finance fundamentals. He has also taught in Executive Education programs sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard 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 conventional and mixed-income residential, office, and R&D real estate assets for more than 20 years. An independent real estate advisor since 1990, his clients have included developers and investors, higher-education institutions, foundations, and 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), and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), a nationally recognized non-profit developer and syndicator of large scale mixed-income housing developments.