NCHMA Annual Meeting (2016)


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Monday, October 17
Time Description

Neighborhood & Site Visits: Touring Redevelopment Initiatives in Detroit

Detroit is a dynamic and varied housing market, chock-full of innovative approaches to rebuilding neighborhoods and creating housing for residents at all income levels. This Site Tour will visit several local projects to get a sense of how our host city is using the programs that we will discuss during conference sessions.  Several of the projects and sites visited will be discussed during the program.


Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee Members Only


Welcome & Introductions


Housing Policy Roundtable: Exploring How State and Local Governments and the Philanthropy Community Are Collaborating in Michigan


  • Arthur Jemison, Director of Housing & Revitalization, City of Detroit
  • Mark Lockwood, The Lockwood Companies, Moderator
  • Andy Martin, Director of Rental Development, Michigan State Housing Development Authority
  • Steve Rosenthal, Principal, Bedrock Detroit
  • Aaron Seybert, Social Investment Officer, The Kresge Foundation

Networking Break


FHA & GSE Lending Roundtable: Perspectives from HUD, Lenders and Borrowers


  • Holly Bray, Love Funding, Washington, DC
  • Eric Golicz, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Detroit, MI
  • Bob Lefenfeld, RPRG, Columbia, MD Moderator
  • Christopher Nielsen, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Detroit, MI
  • Jamie Smarr, NHP Foundation, Washington, DC
  • David Wilkins, Pillar, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Networking Break


Midtown: A Case Study in Revitalization in Detroit


  • Sue Mosey, Midtown Detroit, Inc., Detroit, MI
  • Bob Zinser, Consultant/Cass Corridor Community Development Corporation, Detroit, MI



Priming the Pump: Case Studies in Neighborhood Redevelopment and Revitalization


  • Dan Devin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston, MA
  • Kelly Kinnaman, McCormack Baron Salazar, St. Louis, MO
  • Kelly Murdock, Community Research Services, Saint Johns, MI Moderator
  • Eric Price, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, Washington, DC
  • James Van Dyke, Roxbury Group, Detroit, MI


Networking Reception


Optional Networking Dinner

Separate registration required.

The networking dinner will be at Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine, located at 1250 Library Street, Detroit – a walking distance from the Westin Book Cadillac. Alcohol beverages are not included.


NCHMA After-Party

A NCHMA After-Party, hosted by Lockwood Companies, will begin at 8:00pm, at  the Café D’Mongo’s Speakeasy (1439 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI).

Tuesday, October 18
Time Description

Wonks of the World Unite! How Demographics & Data Are Informing Housing & Redevelopment Policy



Networking Break


Best Practices in Defining Housing Market Areas


  • Blair Kincer, Novogradac & Company, Bethesda, MD
  • David Kirk, Kirk & Company, Boston, MA
  • Julia Lavigne, Ribbon Demographics, Brunswick, ME
  • Tad Scepaniak, RPRG, Woodstock, GA

Multifamily & Economic Update: Dr. Victor Calanog, Chief Economist, Reis Services

Victor Calanog is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at Reis. He and his team of economists and analysts are responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and real estate portfolio analytics services.

Dr Calanog’s research has received awards and fellowship support from several institutions, including the Ford Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Penn Lauder Center for International Business Research.

A prodigious researcher with broad interests, his papers in real estate economics, local government competition, and urban fiscal policy have been presented in meetings of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, the Brookings Institution, and discussed in academic forums sponsored by Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Stanford University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Stern School of Business at New York University.

He serves as contributor and peer reviewer for several academic journals, with scientific papers published in the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of the Risk Management Association, and cited in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Public Economics, the World Bank Research Observer, the Brookings Papers on Urban Affairs and Public Administration Review. His assessments of market conditions have appeared in national publications like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, and Reuters News. Dr Calanog writes several columns on commercial real estate for the National Real Estate Investor and Scotsman Guide. His industry columns have won honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Risk Management Association. He serves on the Editorial Board of the CRE Finance Council, the Advisory Board of the Real Estate Research Institute, and is Vice Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Counselors of Real Estate ®.

Dr Calanog holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management Science, trained by a dissertation committee composed of faculty from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School. In addition, he has an MBA in Finance and an MA in Business and Public Policy, earning the Amy Morse Prize and the Thomas P. Gerrity Leadership Award as the most distinguished PhD and MBA student in his class.

Dr Calanog is known by many affectionate but decidedly unprintable names to Christine, his wife of fifteen years. His most treasured title is, however, “Dada” to his two daughters Samantha (5 years old) and Madison (3 years old), each very much capable of wrapping their father around their little fingers


Networking Lunch


The Role of Place-Making and Affordable Housing Policy and Development


  • David Allen, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Lansing, MI
  • Gary Heidel, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Lansing, MI
  • Shannon Morgan, HRS Communities, Farmington Hills, MI

Membership & Education Committee Meeting

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


Standards Committee Meeting

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


Conclusion of Conference

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