Thanksgiving Week is an annual chance to slow down for a moment, put aside day-to-day crises, catch our breath and spend some introspective time considering all for which we can be thankful.Turkey Architecture

As we reflect on the past year, we are thankful to you and your companies for continuing to support our collaborative nationwide effort to improve and strengthen our industry in these difficult economic times.

We are thankful for all of you who give your time so generously to our committees, our conferences, our webinars and publications, who share your knowledge and experience and help us share the important industry messages.  

We are thankful for the continual stream of wise and smart ideas that flow our way from our membership.  

We are thankful to be part of a process that allows us to wake up each day knowing that our combined hard work provides, safe affordable service enriched housing for millions of Americans, good paying jobs for many thousands more and the opportunity to serve our communities.

From the whole NH&RA Team — Thank you all for your ongoing commitment and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

I know many of you will be thinking about your winter plans with your family over the weekend. If you are looking for a great mid-winter break I encourage you to join us in February 22-26 at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida for our 2012 Annual Meeting.

In a challenging economic environment where financing sources are becoming increasingly scarce, the program focuses on capital formation with practical insight on where to secure debt, equity and soft financing.

The program will highlight a series of transaction-oriented discussions, with a mix of program updates, case-studies, roundtable discussions and valuable networking activities.  The Annual Meeting will be preceded by an optional one-day Symposium on New Markets Tax Credits on February 22.

Online registration and hotel reservations is now open. I hope you’ll be able to join us.

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