Our mission is to promote community and economic development by providing flexible financial products and technical assistance to small businesses and mission-aligned organizations in order to strengthen the social and economic fabric of low income and under-served communities.  


Our vision is a nation that offers equal access to opportunity. Our goal is to build an organization that fuels that vision by creating new and innovative ways to deliver capital and opportunities to low- and moderate-income communities and under-served populations. 



Catalyst is led by a team seasoned professionals with a decades of experience and broad expertise in the fields of structured finance, government funding programs, and real estate investment and development. The team collaborates and works cohesively, leveraging the specific set of skills and knowledge of each member in an environment that encourages and fosters innovative thinking and creative problem-solving. 

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Joseph Bonora

President & CEO

Joseph Bonora is the founder and President and CEO of Catalyst Community Capital, Inc. Joe has over 20 years of experience in real estate finance and development, and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. He is particularly well versed in government funding programs, including state and federal tax credits, tax increment financing, and public private partnerships, and is well known within the industry for his ability to create innovative new ways to finance transactions. 

Prior to forming Catalyst, Joe was the co-founder and Managing Director of Aileron Investment Management, a national specialty finance firm focused on government guaranteed loan programs, and developer of multifamily, senior housing and mixed-use properties. From the time he formed the company in 2010 until 2018, Joe led Aileron in providing in excess of $550 million in funding to small business owners nationwide, and developed over $200 million in multifamily and commercial real estate.

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Michael Allan

Managing Director

Michael Allan is Managing Director of Catalyst Community Capital. Mike heads the company's affordable housing development platform, overseeing the entire process including preparation of tax credit and other funding applications, coordination and management of design professionals execution and continued growth of Catalyst’s development pipeline including all aspects of the real estate development process from initial conception through construction, to lease up and stabilization. 

Prior to Joining Catalyst, Mike was Vice President of Development & Opportunistic Investments at Aileron Investment Management, responsible for the origination and analysis of high yield transactions, which included short-term bridge and mezzanine loans, and real estate development opportunities. Mike directed all aspects of the firm’s short-term lending platform, and also managed many of the day-to-day tasks related to the company’s real estate developments.


Michael Maguire

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Maguire is Catalyst Community Capital's Chief Operating Officer, responsible for management of the company's loan portfolio, investor relations, and capital market activities. Mike has over 18 years of audit, management and investment banking experience. 

Mike began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen and eventually moved into investment banking after accepting a position at Citigroup, where he focused on lower-middle-market M&A. 

Mr. Maguire graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, earning a B.B.A. in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy. Mr. Maguire is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida (non-active) and holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

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