Robert Kong is Vice President, Affordable Housing Investments. Based in Phoenix, he manages the national affordable housing debt portfolio for the Western Alliance Bank Affordable Housing Investments team.
Prior to joining Western Alliance Bank, Mr. Kong was a Portfolio Manager at Bankers Trust where he helped manage the southwest regional commercial real estate loan portfolio. Prior to Bankers Trust, Mr. Kong worked for The Howard Hughes Corporation focusing the development of Ward Village, a 60-acre urban mixed-use master planned community in the heart of Honolulu, HI.
Mr. Kong graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Affordable Housing Investments
Western Alliance Affordable Housing Investments, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, specializes in purchases of tax-exempt and taxable bonds through tax credit syndicators and other lending institutions serving the growing need for affordable housing. The group’s expert bankers purchase bonds for acquisitions, bridge structures, construction and permanent take-out financing. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $60 billion in assets. The bank is #2 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2021 and ranks high year after year on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Banks.” Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking and financial services divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.