• Cort Gross

    Founder & Principal of Wessington Ventures, LLC

    Cort Gross is a community finance and development consultant, and the founder and principal of Wessington Ventures, LLC. Mr. Gross focuses his efforts within two broad areas of expertise—community investment and the financing and development of community controlled real estate. Mr. Gross brings close to 25 years experience in the field, working for more than 13 years as a consultant, and, before that, as CFO of nonprofit housing developer BRIDGE Housing Corporation, Vice President of Affordable Housing with mortgage banker TRI Capital Corporation (now known as PNC Mortgage), and as Program Manager for Lending with community development financial intermediary the Low Income Housing Fund (now known as LIIF).

    Gross has served on several nonprofit boards and finance committees and published occasional articles. He currently sits on the national loan committee for the Nonprofit Finance Fund and serves as treasurer on the board of the Northern California chapter of the US Green Building Council. A former Coro Fellow in public affairs, Mr. Gross received his A.B. degree in history at Stanford University and his M.Div. Degree in liberation theology at Yale University. Married, with two children, he lives and works in San Francisco, CA.


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