NH&RA Fall Developers Forum (2014)

Conference Agenda

All conference materials, PowerPoint presentations, relevant articles, reports, memos, etc. from the Fall Developers Forum are available for download.


 Conference Recordings of each session will be available in NH&RA’s Online Store following the conference.

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Monday, October 6
Time Description

Registration Opens


Developers Council Luncheon

Developers Only. Additional Catering Fee Applies. Advanced Registration Required.


Welcome & Introductions


11th Annual Vision Awards Presentation

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association instituted its Annual Vision Awards in 2004 to honor affordable housing and community development leaders for their invaluable contributions and years of dedication to providing affordable apartments to American families.  Our awardees have continually exhibited great foresight and incredible perseverance in addressing affordable housing matters. 

2014 Vision Award Honorees

  • Public Sector Award: Andrea Daskalakis, Chief Investment Officer at the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC)
  • Private Sector Award: David M. Abromowitz, Director and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Group at the Boston-based law firm Goulston & Storrs, P.C.

Click here to learn more about NH&RA’s Vision Awards.


Networking Break


Keynote Address: Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Patrick appointed Aaron Gornstein to serve as the Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development in December 2011, and he started his new position on January 31, 2012. Mr. Gornstein oversees the Department of Housing and Community Development, which administers nearly $1 billion in state and federal funds for a variety of programs for affordable housing production, community development, municipal assistance, local and regional planning, energy conservation, rental assistance, public housing, and others. He also serves as the chief housing policy advisor to the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development and to the Governor, and serves as Chairman of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, which provides technical and financial assistance to non-profit developers of affordable housing.

Prior to his recent appointment, Aaron served as the Executive Director of Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) from 1990 to January 2012. CHAPA is a private, non-profit research and advocacy organization working on affordable housing and community development issues in Massachusetts. During his tenure, CHAPA spearheaded the passage of major state and federal legislation and program reforms, conducted important research studies, sponsored hundreds of training’s for practitioners, organized new coalitions that connect affordable housing to other policy areas, and launched programs to increase home-ownership and rental opportunities for low and moderate income residents. 

Prior to becoming Executive Director of CHAPA, Aaron was a neighborhood planner for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts and the director of housing for the Tri-City Community Action Program, a community agency in Malden, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his graduate degree from Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy. 

He has received nearly 20 local and national awards and fellowships for his work in advancing affordable housing and community development initiatives and has served on numerous local and national advisory boards and commissions.


Multifamily Developers Roundtable

Amy Anthony, POAH, Boston, MA
Peter Bell, NH&RA, Washington, DC
Pam Goodman, Beacon Communities, Boston, MA
Lopa Kolluri, Pennrose Properties, Philadelphia, PA


Networking Break


Preserving Affordable Housing with Private Equity

David Cohen, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Chicago, IL
Chris Herrmann, Enterprise Community Investment, New York, NY
Bart Lloyd, POAH, Boston, MA
Tim Rafalovich, Wells Fargo Bank, San Diego, CA
Jacques Sandberg, Related Midwest, Chicago, IL

Session Materials


Tax Credit Equity Roundtable

Ben Applegate, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL
Bev Bates, The Community Builders, Boston, MA
Brenda Champy, Boston Capital, Boston, MA
Rob Charest, Boston Financial Investment Management, Boston, MA
Bob Fein, Redstone Equity Partners, Cleveland, OH
David Leopold, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Washington, DC
Kyle Wolff, Stratford Capital Group, Boston, MA

Session Materials


Opening Reception: Langham Hotel

The Fall Developers Forum Opening Reception will be hosted off-site at the Langham Hotel, located at at 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110, a short walk down the street from the Bank of America Building

Tuesday, October 7
Time Description

Registration Opens


Year 15 Exit Negotiations: Navigating Capital Accounts

Mark Einstein, CohnReznick, Bethesda, MD
Jeff Rahn, Boston Financial Investment Management, Boston, MA 
Stephen Roger, Affordable Housing Preservation Advisors, New York, NY
Mark Sween, Dominium, Plymouth, MN


Networking Break


Evolving Transactions: Navigating State Tax Credit Structures

Bernie Husser, Richman Group Affordable Housing Corporation, Boston, MA 
Michael Gardner, Gardner Capital, Clayton, MO
Dan Kraus, Holland & Knight, Chicago, IL
Charlie Rhuda, Novogradac & Company, Boston, MA


Networking Break


Restructuring State Housing Finance Agency Debt

Jeff Kunitz, Tax Credit Group of Marcus & Millichap, Seattle, WA 
Peter Munkenbeck, Munkenbeck Consulting, Boston, MA
Dan Rosen, Klein Hornig, Boston, MA
Tim Sullivan, MassHousing, Boston, MA
Gilbert Winn, WinnCompanies, Boston, MA

Session Materials


J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation Awards Luncheon: Boston College Club

The The J. Timothy Anderson Awards honor outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects evaluating several criteria, including overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, and market success.

NH&RA created the “Timmy Awards” as a tribute to Boston architect and preservation advocate J. Timothy Anderson, whose legacy includes numerous Boston area projects as well as the seminal study that helped launch preservation efforts in the Art Deco South Beach District of Miami Beach in the late ‘70s.

The 2014 Timmy Awards will be presented at an awards luncheon on October 7, 2014 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm at the Boston College Club, located in the Bank of America Building at 100 Federal Street, in Boston’s Financial District.

Please note that there is a $125 catering fee to attend the Timmy Awards Luncheon.Registration for the Timmy Awards Luncheon is NOT included in the Fall Forum registration and needs to be purchased as a separate item.   You do not need to register for the Fall Forum to attend the Awards Luncheon; however, registration for the Luncheon is handled through the Fall Developers Forum Registration Page.

Previous Timmy Awards Competitions


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