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NH&RA Board of Directors Elects New Directors and Officers
Annual Meeting in Key Largo, FL, February 18-21

Washington, DC – March 3, 2015 Jerome “Jerry” Breed, Partner at Bryan Cave in the Washington, DC office, was recently elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) at its Annual Meeting in Key Largo, Florida.  He succeeds Bernie Husser, Executive Vice President of Richman Group Affordable Housing Corporation and head of its Boston office, who served as Chair from March 2013 to February 2015.

A nominating committee comprised of NH&RA Executive Officers and past chairmen nominated Breed. NH&RA’s Executive Committee approved the nominations on February 19.

“Over the years, Jerry has been an invaluable thought leader for NH&RA and we are looking forward to working with him in this new capacity,” says Thom Amdur, Executive Director of NH&RA.  “I am confident that his intellectual leadership within our industry and experience with the complexities of structuring low-income housing tax credit, historic rehabilitation tax credit, new markets tax credit and renewable energy transactions will help guide the association as it tackles innovative new approaches to tax credit development and finance, attract new members and participants and expand the organization’s knowledge base.”

“No other organization brings together industry leaders for sophisticated discussion and analysis of housing and tax credit issues like NH&RA. I am excited to work alongside our members and staff to continue NH&RA’s track record of excellence when it comes to supporting innovation and success in affordable housing,” said Jerry Breed.

The NH&RA Executive Committee and Board of Directors also add eight new members. Charles Anderson of City Real Estate Advisors in Indianapolis, Indiana; Josh Cohen of Beacon Communities in Boston, Massachusetts; Michael Gardner of Gardner Capital in Saint Louis, Missouri; Dayna Hutchins of Holland & Knight in Boston, Massachusetts; Marshall Phillips of CohnReznick in Charlotte, North Carolina; Eric Polinsky of Carabetta Companies in Meriden, Connecticut; Kerri Toth of Royal American Companies in Panama City, Florida; and Ira Weinstein of CohnReznick in Baltimore, Maryland.


About NH&RA

NH&RA is a professional association of companies and individuals who are involved in affordable housing, historic rehabilitation and New Markets Tax Credit development. Members meet quarterly for serious discussions of significant issues affecting the tax credit and affordable housing industry. Designed to foster relationships, NH&RA’s meetings are renowned for the combination of cutting-edge information and opportunities to network and collaborate. A current roster of the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership can be found on the NH&RA website at: