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Related California Founder and CEO Bill Witte Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Larry Curtis, Winn Companies Receive 2019 President’s Award for Excellence

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.

In Memoriam: Richard Adams Eichner “Ad”

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.

Three NH&RA Members Win 2019 Maryland Housing Award

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.