NCHMA Annual Meeting (2018)

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Monday, September 24
Time Description

Bus Tour: Exploring Denver's Redevelopment Efforts

Separate registration required.

Location: Hotel lobby at 8:15 am.


Executive Committee Meeting


Welcome & Introductions


State Housing Finance Agency & Regional Policymakers Roundtable

Join State Housing Finance Agency Executives and and Local Housing Agencies leaders from Colorado and beyond as they tackle affordable housing policy issues including income averaging, opportunity zones, development cost issues, affordable housing preservation, QAP priorities and more.


  • John Batey, Director of Affordable Housing, Wyoming Community Development Authority
  • Patrick Bowen, Bowen National Research, Columbus, OH*
  • Alison George, Director, Department of Local Affairs, Colorado Division of Housing
  • Haley Jordhal, Office of Economic Development, City and County of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Claudia O’Grady, VP Multifamily Finance, Utah Housing Corporation
  • Cris White, Executive Director & CEO, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Networking Break


Multifamily Debt Markets: Current Executions & New Policy Developments

Hear the latest from industry leaders about debt product & policy developments. Highlights will include:

  • Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Multifamily Risk-Sharing
  • HUD’s MAP Program
  • Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Product Developments
  • And More…


  • Terry Barnard, Colorado Housing Finance Agency, Denver, CO
  • Sarah Garland, CBRE Affordable Housing, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bob Lefenfeld, Real Property Research Group, Inc., Columbia, MD*
  • Ryan Moore, Walker & Dunlop, Baltimore, MD
  • Ted Toon, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Washington, DC
  • Paul Weissman, Hunt Real Estate Capital, Denver, CO

Networking Break


Case Studies: Innovative Approaches to Workforce Housing Development

Explore workforce housing development case studies from across the state of Colorado.  Learn from innovative developers about their strategies and approaches to structure these transactions, market opportunities and the varying challenges they face as they develop new communities targeting households above 60% AMI.



Networking Reception

Open to all attendees. 


Off-site Networking Dinner at Bistro Vendome

Open to all registrants. Separate registration required.

Tuesday, September 25
Time Description

NCHMA FHA Lending Working Group Meeting

Open to all NCHMA Members. Non-Members welcome to attend as guests.

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Containing Development Costs: Research, Policy & Strategies

Explore the conclusions from the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) forthcoming report on LIHTC development costs and how the industry is responding to a rising cost environment.


  • Peter Bell, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Washington, DC*
  • Cory Marzullo, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Denver, CO
  • Eddie Seiler, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Washington, DC
  • Natasha Weaver, Colorado Housing Finance Agency, Denver, CO



Networking Break


Multifamily Developers Roundtable

Developers discuss short- and long-term strategies for navigating the changing world of affordable housing. From regulatory changes at the state and federal level, to rising costs of construction, to business questions like preservation or new construction and geographic expansion or constriction, developers are never short on challenges.


  • Ben Applegate, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL*
  • Ron Mehl, Dominium, Denver, CO
  • Doug Snyder, Volunteers of America, Denver, CO
  • Dee Walsh, Mercy Housing, Inc., Denver, CO

Networking Lunch

Open to all attendees. 


Market Study Hot Topics

Market analysts and other housing professionals discuss income averaging, opportunity zones, state-specific market study requirements, and considerations around rural development and RAD.


  • Bud Clarke, Boston Financial Investment Management, Boston, MA
  • Valerie Kretchmer, Valerie S Kretchmer Associates, Inc., Evanston, IL
  • Kelly Murdock, Community Research Services LLC, Saint Johns, MI*
  • Bob Salisbury, Bonz and Company, Lexington, MA
  • Stefanie Williams,  Laurin Associates, a Division of Rainey Planning & Management Inc., Sacramento, CA

Networking Break


Exploring the Role of Transportation Costs in Affordable Housing Policy & Market Research

Affordable housing is about more than just being able to pay the rent. Learn how data regarding transportation costs should and does influence housing market analyses and urban planning decisions.


  • David Schwartz, Economic & Planning Systems, Denver, CO
  • Rick Stein, Urban Decisions Group, Columbus, OH*
  • Andy Taylor, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Denver, CO
  • Rob Vogt, Vogt Strategic Insights, Columbus, OH

Conclusion of Conference

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