Rachal is president of Urban Key Capital Partners where he manages all aspects of operations, applying more than 20 years of experience in community development finance, private equity funding and municipal finance.
He previously was founder and president of Atlanta Emerging Markets Inc. This organization is a four-time allocatee with the New Market Tax Credit Program, receiving $148 million.
In addition, Rachal was managing director of redevelopment for Invest Atlanta, the city of Atlanta’s development authority, where he handled tax increment finance and NMTC activity.
Before Invest Atlanta, Rachal co-founded Red Rock Global, a minority-owned real estate advisory services business, concentrating its activities in distressed Atlanta communities. Further, he served with Merrill Lynch, advising financial sponsors in the private placement of more than $7 billion of limited partnership interests to institutional investors. He also provided advisory assistance in mergers and acquisitions, totaling more than $5 billion of transactions.
Rachal is a Dartmouth College graduate with degrees in economics and government, as well as the University of Chicago Law School and Booth School of Business, receiving his law and master’s degrees, respectively. A licensed attorney and real estate broker, Rachal serves on several nonprofit boards.