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Wednesday, February 18

Time Description
9:30am

Welcome & Introductions

10:00am

From HOPE VI to CNI: Making the Transition

Speakers:
Kenan Bigby, Trinity Financial, Boston, MA
Rodger Brown, POAH, Boston, MA
Sharon Wilson Geno, Ballard Spahr, Washington, DC
Milt Pratt, The Michaels Organization, Marlton, NJ
Mindy Turbov, HUD, Washington, DC

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Click here to access the Report of the National Commission on Severely Distressed Housing.

11:15am

Networking Break

11:30am

Revitalizing and Recapitalizing Aging HOPE VI Projects

Speakers:
Bev Bates, The Community Builders, Boston, MA
Claudia Brodie, McCormack Baron Salazar, St. Louis, MO
Greg Byrne, HUD, Washington, DC
Orlando Cabrera, Squire Patton Boggs, Washington, DC
Chris Hornig, Klein Hornig, Boston, MA
Sue Wilson, HUD, Washington, DC

1:00pm

Networking Lunch

2:00pm

RAD User Group Update

Speakers:
Jerry Anderson, The Gill Group, Dexter, MO
Greg Byrne, HUD, Washington, DC
Bernie Husser, Richman Group Affordable Housing Corp., Boston, MA
Lopa Kolluri, Pennrose Properties, Philadelphia, PA
Deborah VanAmerongen, Nixon Peabody, New York, NY

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3:15pm

Networking Break

3:30pm

Public Housing Demo/Dispo Rule

Speakers:
Michael Andrews, Home Forward, Portland, OR
Efrem Levy, Reno & Cavanaugh, Washington, DC
Sheryl Putnam, Nan McKay & Associates, San Diego, CA

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4:30pm

Conclusion of Symposium

5:30pm

Board of Directors Dinner

Thursday, February 19

Time Description
9:00am

NH&RA Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Session: NH&RA Officers Only

10:00am

Board of Directors Meeting

Executive Session: NH&RA Directors Only

11:15am

Developers Council Lunch

Developers Only.

Catering Fee: $65

1:00pm

Welcome & Introductions

1:45pm

Multifamily Developers Roundtable

Speakers:
Geoff Brown, USA Properties Fund, Inc, Roseville, CA
David Leon, Broad and Cassel, Orlando, FL
Kenneth Polsinelli, McKinley, Ann Arbor, MI
Joe Wishcamper, Wishcamper Companies, Portland, ME

2:45pm

Networking Break

3:00pm

Tax Credit Equity Roundtable

Speakers:
Ben Applegate, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL
Laura Sheehan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Baltimore, MD
Victor Sostar, First Sterling, Great Neck, NY
Ronne Thielen, R4 Capital, Santa Ana, CA
Craig Wagner, RBC Capital Markets, Charlotte, NC

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4:00pm

Networking Break

4:15pm

Making the Best of a Difficult Situation: Year 15 Options for Properties With Limited Economic Value

Speakers:
Greg Griffin, Enterprise Community Asset Management, Columbia, MD
Mark McDaniel, Great Lakes Capital, Lansing, MI
Jeff Rahn, Boston Financial Investment Management, Boston, MA
Armand Tiberio, Tax Credit Group of Marcus & Millichap, Seattle, WA
Marianne Votta, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston, MA

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5:15pm

End of Conference Sessions

6:30pm

Opening Dinner & Reception

The NH&RA Annual Meeting is a family friendly event. Adult and child guest registrations are available for the Opening Dinner & Reception. You may register your guest through the Guest Activities Section of your registration.

Opening Reception Fees:

  • Adult Opening Dinner & Reception: $160
  • Child Opening Dinner: $45

Friday, February 20

Time Description
8:00am

NH&RA Next Generation Leadership Breakfast

NH&RA’s  Next Generation Leadership Initiative brings together emerging leaders who are passionate and knowledgeable about affordable housing and seek to be part of supporting and sustaining NH&RA and the industry for generations to come. You may register for this item through the Council and Committees Section during the on-line registration process. Advanced RSVP Required.

Catering Fee: $50 

For more information, contact NH&RA at (202) 939-1750 or info@housingonline.com

9:15am

Washington Update: Changes in Congress and Affordable Housing Implications

Speakers:
Sharon Dworkin Bell, National Association of Homebuilders, Washington, DC
David Gasson, Housing Advisory Group, Boston, MA
Bob Moss, CohnReznick, Boston, MA

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10:00am

Tax Exempt Bond Update

Speakers:
Angela Kelcher, Fannie Mae, Washington, DC
Barry Krinsky, Citi Community Capital, Boca Raton, FL
Wade Norris, Eichner Norris & Neumann, Washington, DC
John Rucker, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Montgomery, AL
Shaun Smith, Freddie Mac, Washington, DC

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11:00am

Networking Break

11:15am

Getting to Yes: Year 15 & Partnership Dispositions When There is Value

Speakers:
Pam Bower, Richman Group Affordable Housing Corp., Boston, MA
Rob Charest, Boston Financial Investment Management, Boston, MA
Tim Flint, The Tax Credit Group of Marcus & Millichap, Seattle, WA
John Gahan
, Murtha Cullina, Boston, MA
Joan Hoover, Conifer Realty, New York, NY

12:15pm

Afternoon / Evening Free

12:30pm

NH&RA Annual Winter Golf Tournament

The NH&RA Annual Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, February 20 at the Hammock Golf Course at the Ocean Reef Club. You may register for this item through the  Recreational Activities Section during the on-line registration process. 

Registration Fee: $335 (includes green fees, box lunch, transportation, service fees, taxes, and prizes)

Rentals (separate from fee):  $83.00 includes tax

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12:30pm

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Excursion

If you’re looking to explore under the sea, sign up to snorkel or scuba dive the shallows of Carysfort Reef in the protected waters of the National Marine Sanctuary. You may register for this item through the  Recreational Activities Section during the on-line registration process.

Friday, February 20
12:30-5:00pm (Boat will set sail at 1pm)

Snorkeling Fees:

  • Adult: $140
  • Child: $125

Scuba Diving Fee: $185
*Diver must be PADI certified.

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Saturday, February 21

Time Description
9:00am

Historic Tax Credit as an Alternative Financing Source

Speakers:
Chris Barnes, Dominium Development & Acquisition, Plymouth, MN
Miles Hapgood, Stratford Capital Group, Boston, MA
Bill MacRostie, MacRostie Historic Advisors, Washington, DC
John Nolde, Winthrop Weinstein, Minneapolis, MN

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10:00am

Networking Break

10:15am

Financing Solar Panels with Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Speakers:
Jerry Breed, Bryan Cave, Washington, DC
Darien Crimmin, WinnDevelopment, Boston, MA
Jared Lang, National Housing Trust, Washington, DC

11:15am

Networking Break

11:30am

HUD / Preservation Roundtable

Speakers:
Dan Rosen, Klein Hornig, Boston, MA
Shel Schreiberg, Pepper Hamilton, Washington, DC
Monica Sussman, Nixon Peabody, Washington, DC

Session Materials:

NOTICE: Transferring Budget Authority of a Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Contract under Section 8(bb)(1)

12:30pm

Conclusion of Conference Sessions / Afternoon Free

5:30pm

Closing Reception

NH&RA invites you to celebrate the conclusion of the 2015 Annual Meeting aboard a Sunset Cruise. Leave your worries behind and sail off into Key Largo’s famous sunset aboard the spacious Cristal Clear Cat.  You will glide through the tropical waters of the Ocean Reef Club with a warm ocean breezes and toast the end of another perfect day in paradise.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 21, 5:15pm – 7:00pm

Registration Fee: $45 (includes taxes and gratuity)

Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

The Sunset Cruise is a family friendly event. You may register your guest through the Guest Activities Section of your registration.

Space is very limited for this activity.

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