2016 Event Agenda

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Monday, May 16

Time Description
11:00am

Developers Council Luncheon

Developers only; separate catering fee applies.

1:00pm

Welcome & Introductions

1:30pm

Developers Roundtable

Speakers:

  • Peter Barker, Barker Management, Inc., Anaheim, CA
  • Yusef Freeman, McCormack Baron Salazar, San Francisco, CA
  • Cynthia Parker, BRIDGE Housing Corporation, San Francisco, CA
  • John Weld Peck, Jones Walker, Cincinnati, OH*
2:45pm

Networking Break

3:00pm

State of the Golden State: Updates from CTCAC, CDLAC, CAlHFA and CalHCD

  • Speakers:
  • Jeree Glasser-Hedrick, California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, Sacramento, CA
  • Ben Metcalf, California Department of Housing and Community Development, Sacramento, CA
  • Tia Boatman Patterson, California Housing Finance Agency, Sacramento, CA
  • Caleb Roope, Pacific West Communities, Eagle, ID*
  • Mark Stivers, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Sacramento, CA
4:15pm

Networking Break

4:30pm

Tax Credit Equity Roundtable

Speakers:

  • Matt Grosz, Red Stone Equity Partners, Carlsbad, CA
  • Gregory Hand, WNC & Associates Inc, Irvine, CA
  • Jason Hobson, Hobson Bernardino + Davis LLP, Los Angeles, CA*
  • Michael Jacobs, National Equity Fund Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Kevin Kilbane, Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc., Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Cassandra Silvernail, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Houston, TX
  • Ronne Thielen, R4 Capital LLC, Newport Beach, CA
5:30pm

Networking Reception

Open to all conference registrants.

Tuesday, May 17

Time Description
9:00am

State Legislative Update

Speakers:

  • Mary Ellen Shay, ME Shay & Company, Sacramento, CA
  • Marina Wiant, California Housing Consortium, Sacramento, CA
9:30am

Innovative Affordable Housing Debt Case Studies

Speakers:

11:00am

Networking Break

11:15am

Portfolio Reorganization & Recapitalization Strategies and Transactional Opportunities

Speakers:

  • Michael Costa, Highridge Costa Companies, Gardena, CA
  • Austin Herzog, Real Estate Development Services, Clovis, CA
  • Anand Kannan, Community Preservation Partners, Irvine, CA
  • Jeff Kunitz, CBRE Affordable Housing, Seattle, WA
  • Tim Leonhard, JLL Capital Markets, Grapevine, TX
  • Sean O’Connor, Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski LLC, Carmel, IN*
12:30pm

Networking Lunch

Open to all conference registrants.

1:45pm

Breakout Session 1A: Public Housing Joint Venture Development Opportunities

Speakers:

1:45pm

Breakout Session 1B: The Business Implications of the New Fair Housing Regulatory Climate

Speakers:

  • Thom Amdur, NH&RA, Washington, DC*
  • Rob Hazelton, Dominion Due Diligence Group, Glen Allen, VA
  • Harry Kelly, Nixon Peabody LLP, Washington, DC
  • Kim McKay, BRIDGE Housing Corp., Newport Beach, CA
3:00pm

Networking Break

3:15pm

Breakout Session 2A: New Opportunities in Affordable Housing Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Speakers:

There are new opportunities emerging for multifamily developers and owners to reap the benefits of energy efficiency investments. Developers who have successfully navigated some of these opportunities will come together for a breakout session at the 2016 Spring Developers Forum to talk about what they have achieved and what they learned from the process.

Sydne Garchik, MRK Partners, and Sean Armstrong, Redwood Energy, will present on how fuel-switching reduced their utility costs by $23,000 a year. Caitlin Rood, Mercy Housing, and Jeff Greenberger, Affordable Community Energy, will discuss their approach to the whole building retrofit process. Trisha Miller will talk about her company, Wishrock Investment’s, model for on-property solar projects and participation in community solar projects, which is an emerging opportunity in several markets across the country.

Jerome Garciano, attorney for Robinson & Cole, will moderate a discussion and Q&A with the audience following the panelists’ presentations.

3:15pm

Breakout Session 2B: Affordable Housing & State Credit Tax Roundtable

Speakers:

4:15pm

Conclusion of Conference

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