Our Story

How BRicK Began

Robin Snyderman and Karen Muchin, 1975

In 1974, Karen Muchin arrived at her new elementary school and quickly developed a “best friend” … her name was Robin Snyderman.  They became inseparable throughout middle school and high school. College sent them to different regions in the country and, without iPhones or social media, they unfortunately lost touch. 

Karen and Robin at Robin’s 10th birthday party

Two decades later, Robin and Karen each sat on the dais at an Illinois Housing Council conference where they were speakers on the same panel about Underwriting Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions.  Shocked (but not surprised) that they had ended up working in the same unique field, they rekindled their childhood friendship and, years later, decided to start a business together.  

The rest is history.