Fall Developers Forum (2018)

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Monday, October 22
Time Description

Qualified Opportunity Zone Bootcamp

Space is limited for this session — advanced sign-up is required. Please note you must be registered for the Fall Developers Forum in order to sign-up for this session.

Registration Fee: $100.



Developers Council Luncheon

Developers Only.  Additional catering fee applies.

Peter Daly, Homeowners Rehab, Cambridge, MA

David Davenport, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Minneapolis, MN


Welcome & Introductions


Developers Roundtable: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Industry-leading developers discuss their views on today’s big questions in affordable housing: from long-term business strategies for success to highlighting opportunities within new regulatory frameworks.


  • Laura Burns, Eagle Point Enterprises LLC, Portland, ME
  • Rob Charest, Boston Financial Investment Management, Boston, MA*
  • Allison Kunis, Millenia Housing Development, Ltd., New York, NY
  • Cory Mian, POAH, Boston, MA

Networking Break


Qualified Opportunity Zones: Creating and Leveraging Opportunity Funds in Real Estate Transactions

Explore how developers and capital providers are raising capital and leveraging Qualified Opportunity Funds in current transactions in today’s market place.


  • Larry Curtis, WinnDevelopment, Boston, MA
  • John Gahan, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Boston, MA*
  • Ricky Novak, The Strategic Group of Companies, Atlanta, GA
  • Justin Rumer, Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, Carmel, IN
  • Mary Thompson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston, MA

Networking Break


Housing Finance Agency Roundtable

Regional Housing Finance Agency Executives explore current trends and issues impacting affordable housing policy.  Topics will include QAP policies & priorities, implementation of income averaging policy, cost containment and other topics impacting tax credit and multifamily bond development.


  • David Abromowitz, Goulston & Storrs LLP*
  • Daniel Brennan, Director, Maine Housing
  • Rob Dapice, Director of Housing Development, New Hampshire Housing
  • Joe Erdelyi, Director of Development, Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • Anne Berman, Assistant Director of Development, Rhode Island Housing
  • Karl Kilduff, Executive Director, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
  • Kate Racer, Associate Director, Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development

Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 23
Time Description

Tax Credit Equity Roundtable


  • Matt Barcello, CohnReznick, Boston, MA*
  • Tom Maxwell, RBC Capital Markets, Boston, MA
  • Peter Sargent, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp., Boston, MA
  • Sue Moro, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston, MA
  • Michael Murray, CREA LLC, Boston, MA
  • Bruce Sorota, Stratford Capital Group, Peabody, MA

Networking Break


New Opportunities With HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration has seen many recent changes. From a significant cap increase, to new streamlining policies, new opportunities to convert Section 202 PRAC contracts and so much more. If you blinked, you missed a lot.


  • Tom Davis, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Washington, DC
  • Jesse Elton, The Community Builders, Boston, MA
  • Dan Rosen, Klein Hornig LLP, Boston, MA*
  • Matt Rule, National Church Residences, Columbus, OH
  • Kathy Soroka, Nixon Peabody LLP, Chicago, IL

Networking Break


Tax Exempt Bond Roundtable



15th Annual Vision Awards Presentation and Networking Luncheon

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association is pleased to announce two Boston-based champions of affordable housing and development will receive NH&RA Affordable Housing Vision Awards in recognition of their stewardship and expansion of affordable housing opportunities for low-income families around the country. John W. Gahan III, Partner at Sullivan & Worcester and William “Bill” McGonagle, Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority, will be honored at an awards luncheon in conjunction with the NH&RA Fall Developers Forum on October 23 at the Harvard Club of Boston.  Click here to learn more about the Affordable Housing Vision Awards.  Additional catering fee applies.

William McGonagle

Boston Housing Authority

John W. Gahan III

Sullivan & Worcester

William McGonagle John Gahan

About the Affordable Housing Vision Awards

Each year since 2004, NH&RA has bestowed its Affordable Housing Vision Award to affordable housing and community development leaders who have made valuable contributions to the field and demonstrated years of leadership, commitment and imagination.  Click here to learn more about this year’s honorees. Previous Vision Award Honorees include the late Mayor Tom Menino, former Congressman Barney Frank, Jack Manning of Boston Capital and Lisa Alberghini of the Boston Archdiocese Planning Office for Urban Affairs. Awards Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  For more information on the Vision Awards, the Fall Developers Forum, or NH&RA, please visit our website at www.housingonline.com or contact Thom Amdur, 202-939-1753, tamdur@housingonline.com.

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