Darryl Hicks Author Archives

Breaking Ground: David Brickman, CEO, and Rob Wrzosek, President – Affordable Strategies NewPoint Real Estate Capital 

NewPoint Real Estate Capital is a real estate lender that’s looking to make a big splash in the affordable housing space.

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Peter Bell has been an observer, chronicler and convenor of the affordable housing industry since becoming NH&RA’s first full-time staff member back in 1976.

Breaking Ground: Jeff Mosley, Director and National Program Lead, Equitable Development Initiative, Capital Impact Partners, A Member of the Momentus Capital Family of Companies  

Capital Impact Partners is an Arlington, VA-based nonprofit created by an Act of Congress to facilitate the development of cooperative housing.

Breaking Ground: R. Wade Norris, Founding Partner, Norris George & Ostrow PLLC 

Tax-exempt bonds (TEBs) have their own special place in the financing of affordable multifamily housing, and few people understand how to structure deals that maximize their impact more so than Washington, DC attorney Wade Norris. 

Breaking Ground Michael Binette, Senior Partner + Managing Principal, The Architectural Team 

Michael Binette is an award-winning architect who has been designing affordable housing for 40 years. 

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Now that eviction moratoriums have expired across much of the country, there is growing concern about the impact this will have on families who are still struggling to pay rent. The New York Times recently reported that landlords are filing roughly 2,000 eviction cases a week, a 40 percent increase since mid-January, when the state’s eviction moratorium expired.

Breaking Ground: Mark Schuster, CEO, The Wingate Companies

As we reflect back over the past 50 years and recognize some of our most prominent and supportive members in the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, The Wingate Companies (founding members of NH&RA) needs to be on that list.   

Breaking Ground: Geoffrey Brown, President & CEO, USA Properties Fund and Incoming NH&RA Chairman

When the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) convenes in Palm Beach, FL later this month for its Annual Meeting, Geoff Brown will officially become the next chairman of the Board of Directors.

Breaking Ground: Andrea Ponsor, President and CEO, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

In 2003, 13 of the largest nonprofit affordable housing providers, who today collectively manage 147,500 units, formed the Stewards of Housing for the Future (SAHF) to collaborate on best practices and advocate for change in Washington, DC and across the affordable housing ecosystem.

Breaking Ground: Gilbert Winn, CEO, WinnCompanies

In the fall of 2019, Gilbert Winn, the CEO of Boston-based WinnCompanies, formed a task force to explore new ways to reduce eviction rates within the company’s affordable housing portfolio. Five months later COVID-19 hit, but the task force continued to meet and hash out ideas and best practices that would be refined throughout 2020.

Breaking Ground: Joaquin Altoro, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Exciting things are going on in Wisconsin. There’s a pilot program soon getting underway that will examine opportunities for expanding access to affordable workforce housing.

Breaking Ground: Vincent R. Bennett, President and CEO, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.

Asset managing can be challenging in the best of times but add a global pandemic to the equation and companies have had to reevaluate best practices to ensure peak property performance.

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