FRANK RABALAIS, Board Vice President, is a historic tax credit consultant for Crescent Growth Capital, where he researches and prepares all Historic Preservation Certification Applications and collaborates to close historic tax credit financings. Mr. Rabalais’ strategic initiatives for Crescent Growth Capital have included authoring the successful application to create an Uptown-University Cultural District in New Orleans and supervising the effort to expand the boundaries and period of significance of the city’s Mid-City National Register Historic District, enabling the generation of tens of millions of dollars of additional historic tax credit equity. Prior to beginning his career in tax credit finance, Mr. Rabalais worked in financial services, real estate, historic preservation and law.
A New Orleans native, Mr. Rabalais received his A.B. from the University of Chicago in 1997. From 1998 to 2004, he attended Tulane University School of Architecture and the University of New Orleans. He earned a Master of Preservation Studies (Historic Preservation) degree from Tulane in 2002 and a Master of Business Administration degree (Finance Concentration) from UNO in 2004.
In his spare time, Mr. Rabalais enjoys reading, vigorous exercise, playing music and singing with his band, Lower the Bar. The father of one child, Mr. Rabalais is a believer in public education and hopes to nurture the innovative and very heartening developments in public education that have transpired locally since Hurricane Katrina.