Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, a national syndicator of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), announced that it has opened a Portland, Ore., office, with the hiring of Dan Wendle as vice president, director of acquisitions.

The move expands the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based firm’s presence in the West.

Wendle will lead acquisition efforts in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Nevada, and New Mexico. For the past 13 years, he headed the Pacific Northwest acquisition efforts for National Equity Fund, Inc., a nonprofit LIHTC syndicator.