Steven Zecher is the project director the Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. His work focuses on financing strategies with an emphasis on public-private-philanthropic capital structures. Zecher has extensive experience in urban and regional development policy, project finance, small-business and real estate lending, and community and economic development. Zecher has led innovative projects on affordable housing, social investment, capital market development, solid waste financing, heritage district financing, biomedical industry financing, infrastructure financing, financial inclusion, and regional project financing.
Zecher holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Pittsburgh.