Cheryl Chalas

Capital Transactions Manager

Cheryl Chalas is the Capital Transaction Manager for McDowell Housing Partners in its Miami office, directly supporting the VP of Capital Transactions, Ms. Ana Padilla. Mrs. Chalas joined McDowell Properties in 2014. Her responsibilities include closing and conversion of LIHTC projects, focusing on maintaining strong, consistent communication with our tax credit investors, first mortgage and sub-lenders, bond issuers, and state allocation agencies (“Financial Partners”). As of 2019, Mrs. Chalas has also offered administrative and ad hoc project support to McDowell Properties Affordable Housing Partners.

Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mrs. Chalas was the Associate Investor Relations at McDowell Properties. Mrs. Chalas has had many years of proven administrative expertise assisting executive and management level personnel, in addition to rising challenges of wide varieties of positions and responsibilities within the organization, thus making her a valuable member to the company since 2014. She also worked for Lehman Brothers, as an Executive Assistant and supported the Managing Director of the Global Real Estate Group in Los Angeles and Global Risk Management Group in New York as well. Mrs. Chalas is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is technically proficient, highly motivated and is an integral part of the McDowell team.

Mrs. Chalas graduated from Florida International University where she double majored in Finance and International Business.


Florida International University
BBA in Finance and International Business

Professional Affiliations

National Notary Association