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Tuesday, November 1

Time Description
11:00am

Developers Council Luncheon

Developers Only. Additional Catering Fee Applies.

1:00pm

Welcome & Introductions

1:30pm

Eye on the Future: Developers Roundtable

Speakers:

  • Peter Bell, NH&RA, Washington, DC Moderator
  • Gary Buechler, Michaels Development, Marlton, NJ
  • Dara Kovel, Beacon Communities, Boston, MA
  • Bart Mitchell, The Community Builders, Boston, MA
2:30pm

Networking Break

2:45pm

Affordable Housing 2.0: Solutions for Workforce Housing

Speakers:

  • Kenan Bigby, Trinity Financial, Boston, MA
  • Eliza Datta, The Community Builders, Boston, MA
  • Ken Lore, Katten Muchin, Washington, DC Moderator
  • Tim Sullivan, MassHousing, Boston, MA
  • Bill Whitman, New Community Partners, Washington, DC
3:45pm

Networking Break

4:00pm

Concurrent Session A: Affordable Housing Asset Management Update

Speakers:

  • Thom Amdur, NH&RA, Washington, DC Moderator
  • Gina Bender, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston, MA
  • Peter Desdjardins, Volunteers of America, Alexandria, VA
  • Vinnie Viola, Birch Island Real Estate Consulting, Milton, MA
4:00pm

Concurrent Session B: Historic Tax Credit Roundtable

Speakers:

  • Jerry Breed, Bryan Cave LLP, Washington, DC
  • Marshall Phillips, CohnReznick, Charlotte, NC
  • Albert Rex, MacRostie Historic Advisors, Boston, MA
  • Mary Thompson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston, MA
4:45pm

Vision Awards & Networking Reception

Open to all conference registrants

6:00pm

Optional Outside Event: CHAPA's 49th Annual Dinner

NH&RA encourages Fall Forum participants to also attend CHAPA’s 49th Annual Dinner.

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association’s (CHAPA) mission is to encourage the production and preservation of housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families and individuals and to foster diverse and sustainable communities through planning and community development in Massachusetts.

The event will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center in South Boston, which is a quick cab ride or 25-minute walk from the The Langham.

Click here for directions to the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center.

Wednesday, November 2

Time Description
8:30am

Emerging Financial Products for Developers

Speakers:

9:30am

Tax Exempt Bond Update: New Structures & Navigating Volume Cap Shortages

Speakers:

  • Chris Barnes, Dominium, Plymouth, MN
  • Karen Kelleher, MassHousing, Boston, MA
  • John Mackey, Trinity Financial, Boston, MA
  • Wade Norris, Eichner Norris & Neumann LLC, Washington, DC
  • Dan Rosen, Klein Hornig, Boston, MA
10:30am

Networking Break

10:45am

State Resources: Exploring New Incentives in the Northeast

Speakers:

  • Nora Bloch, Boston Community Capital, Boston, MA
  • Bernie Husser, The Online Incentives Exchange, South Chatham, MA Moderator
  • Roberta Rubin, Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development, Boston, MA
  • Andrew Spofford, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Boston, MA
  • Adam Stein, WinnDevelopment, Boston, MA
11:45am

Tax Credit Equity Roundtable

Speakers:

  • Rob Charest, Boston Financial Investment Management, Boston, MA
  • John Gahan, Murtha Cullina, Boston, MA Moderator
  • Drew Foster, Red Stone Equity Partners, New York, NY
  • Tom Maxwell, RBC Capital Markets, Boston, MA
  • Sue Moro, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston, MA
  • Peter Sargent, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp., Boston, MA
  • Jay Segel, R4 Capital LLC, Boston, MA
12:30pm

Conclusion of Fall Forum

1:00pm

J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation Presentation and Luncheon

Separate registration required. This event will take place at the Boston College Club.

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