An Economic Forecast for Uncertain Times (Q2 2022)

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We invite you to join NH&RA for a special conversation with Jamie Woodwell, Vice President, Research and Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association. Jamie provides an up-to-the-moment economic forecast and share his insights into global economic conditions with an emphasis on factors that impact the development, construction, financing, and/or leasing of multifamily and affordable rental apartments. The presentation is followed with a roundtable discussion with Holly Wiedemann with AU Associates, Michael Lear with The Community Development Trust and moderated by Chris Callahan, President & CEO of X-Caliber Capital.

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1.2 Continuing Education (CE) credits will be offered to those who complete the full course.


Jamie Woodwell
Vice President, Research and Economics
Mortgage Bankers Association
Jamie Woodwell is Vice President of the Research and Economics group at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). He oversees MBA’s research and related activities covering the commercial and multifamily real estate markets. Jamie and his work are regularly cited in the media, on Capitol Hill, and in regulatory settings. He is a regular speaker at industry and corporate events; has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and in other popular and trade press; and testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP.
Chris Callahan
President & CEO
X-Caliber Capital
Chris Callahan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of X-Caliber Capital Holdings, a national real estate finance, and investment firm focused on providing commercial financing solutions that make a positive impact on some of the country’s greatest challenges. The firm provides short- and long-term capital solutions that support four areas of focus – affordable housing, seniors housing and healthcare, energy efficiency initiatives, and rural communities, and have integrated that mission into their business strategy, described as lending and investing for the greater good.

In 2017, Mr. Callahan acquired an FHA-approved Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender and GNMA-approved MBS issuer and rebranded it as X-Caliber Capital. Since then, he has integrated numerous lending verticals, including a bridge lending platform, X-Caliber Funding LLC, that provides short-term capital to seniors, healthcare, and multifamily investors. He also expanded the family of companies to include affiliates CastleGreen Finance, an innovative, energy efficiency-focused C-PACE financing arm, and X-Caliber Rural Capital, a USDA-licensed lender that helps fuel and finance rural businesses in America. As a result of its growing and diverse business lines, the company has rapidly increased its servicing portfolio to over $1 billion.

Holly Wiedemann
AU Associates
Holly Wiedemann
Holly Wiedemann, founding principal and President of AU Associates, Inc., earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and Land Use Planning from the University of Georgia. She has been responsible for a wide range of projects throughout her career. She has specifically worked in the renovation, creation, adaptive reuse, and development of affordable housing since 1986. She serves on multiple boards including Lexington Center/Rupp Arena Board, the Cleveland Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, the Triangle Foundation and Fayette Alliance.
Michael Lear
Chief Business Development Officer
Community Development Trust
Michael Lear
Michael Lear is CDT’s Chief Business Development Officer. Mr. Lear is a key member of the management team and manages all aspects of CDT’s equity investment activities. He and his team identify and execute CDT’s investment in acquisitions of affordable housing properties throughout the country. Mr. Lear is also responsible for growing the equity business through new strategic initiatives and programs. He identifies and executes new partnerships and structures to broaden CDT’s investments in affordable housing and develops external relationships to support CDT’s growth.