Related California founder and CEO Bill Witte was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. While Mr. Witte is hardly finished, Related’s portfolio includes 16,000 new homes completed or under construction under his 30-year tenure. The award was publicly presented by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who previously served as Mayor of San Francisco when Bill was Director of Housing and Economic Development.
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Freddie Mac Multifamily announced the promotion of Richard C. Martinez to senior vice president, multifamily production and sales. In his newly expanded role, Richard will oversee production for all Optigosm product lines, including Conventional, Small Balance, Targeted Affordable Housing and Senior Housing.Read More
Berkadia announced the addition of David Leopold as senior vice president and head of Affordable Housing. He will lead Berkadia’s Affordable Housing team, a national platform that provides mortgage banking, investment sales and tax credit syndication services.Read More
The National Housing Trust (NHT) published its 2019 Performance Snapshot documenting its recent achievements. Since inception in 1986, NHT has preserved and improved more than 37,000 affordable homes in 13 states and the District of Columbia through real estate development, lending and technical assistance work.Read More
The Boston Preservation Alliance honored WinnDevelopment President and Managing Partner Larry Curtis and WinnCompanies with its 2019 President’s Award for Excellence for his national leadership in the development of historic adaptive reuse projects for housing during his 32 years with WinnCompanies. Curtis played a critical leadership role in protecting the Federal Historic Tax Credit during recent tax reforms efforts.
Andrew Blumetti recently joined Regions Affordable Housing’s Originations Group as senior vice president, Relationship manager for parts of the Northeast Region and will work out of Regions’ New York office. Blumetti will focus on sourcing and originating affordable housing transactions from New England through parts of the Mid-Atlantic region.Read More
Richard Adams Eicher “Ad” died on October 17 at his home in Alexandria, VA at the age of 66. In 1991, Ad co-founded Ritter & Eichner, a public finance law firm that specialized in tax-exempt multifamily housing. He played a leading role in developing new structures for housing bonds and was a lecturer and panelist at many housing finance workshops and events. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church in Alexandria on October 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT. Burial will be later in Temple Hill, Geneso, NY. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the National Arboretum.
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. has helped Centennial Partners, an affiliate of Milwaukee, WN-based real estate developer Wimmer Communities, secure an important victory in a LIHTC Year-15 Exit dispute. Following a four-day jury trial and only 40 minutes of deliberations, a jury of 12 Milwaukee County residents quickly returned a verdict in favor of Centennial Partners.Read More
Congratulations to the NH&RA members who won the 2019 Housing Award from the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition! Chickie Grayson with Enterprise Homes won the President’s Award; Bob Cleckner with Whiting-Turner Contracting Company won the Housing Person of the Year Award; and Homes for America won the Innovation Award for their Homes on Johnsons Pond development.
Marybeth Orsini—an attorney who focuses on federal tax law with an emphasis on tax-exempt financings—joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the Public Finance Group and will be based in the Baltimore office.Read More