Congrats and Farewell to Mike Bielawa
CIC staff were joined by clients and friends on January 27 to celebrate Mike Bielawa's retirement. Mike served as Senior Vice President and managed CIC's lending programs. Since the mid-1980's, Mike led CIC's efforts to provide more than $1.2 billion to buy and rehab affordable housing throughout the Chicago area. Many lenders came and went during this period and more than a few went out of business trying to serve this market. In good times and in bad, however, CIC kept lending in all Chicago communities, preserving affordable housing and providing fair returns to CIC investors. After 31 years of service to CIC, we wish Mike all the best.
Jack Crane took over in 2016 as Senior Vice President and Director of Lending for CIC.