Sarah "Sadie" McKeown
Member of the NYSERDA Board
A seasoned leader with 30 years of history at the company, Sadie McKeown is Executive Vice President and Head of Construction Lending and Initiatives at The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) . Sadie brings a unique ability to align public and private capital and an eye toward collective solutions to her focus on addressing challenges facings disinvested communities.
Having harnessed dozens of municipal tools and public subsidy programs to drive affordable, sustainable multifamily development and economic revitalization, Sadie has developed a passion and skill for bringing private resources and government priorities together for impact and change.
Across a decade of executive leadership at CPC, Sadie has been a driving force in the company’s growth and success. In addition to overseeing construction lending activities across six regional field offices throughout New York State, Sadie built and continues to lead CPC’s sustainability platform, focused on driving higher performance, resilient, healthier housing and creating economic opportunity in disadvantaged communities. Sadie oversees the ACCESS fund to strengthen and support black and brown developers and real estate entrepreneurs and previously led the development of the organization’s Agency lending arm, CPC Mortgage Company, bringing a CDFI approach to the mortgage banking space.
Sadie’s insight and passion are informed by two decades of experience as a CPC loan officer, driving originations in neighborhoods to create positive economic change and earning a reputation for collaborating with local stakeholders and partners to revitalize Main Streets.
As a board member of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), Sadie works to align climate and affordability in the multifamily space.