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Wednesday, July 17

Time Description
9:00am

Pre-Conference Symposium on Preservation Strategies

NH&RA’s 2019 Pre-Conference Symposium on Preservation Strategies will focus on creative approaches to meeting the ever growing need to recapitalize the existing LIHTC and HUD-Assisted portfolio.  The program will explore a multitude of financing strategies and products as well as explore current and prospective policy resources to meet the ever growing need for preservation resources.  The Symposium’s mix of case-studies, transaction-based education and collaborative policy dialogue makes this a can’t miss event for affordable housing developers, financing professionals, Housing Finance Agencies and preservation stakeholders.  Click here to view the Symposium Agenda.

6:45pm

Board of Directors Dinner

NH&RA Board of Directors & spouses only. Separate registration required. 

Thursday, July 18

Time Description
9:00am

Board of Directors Meeting

NH&RA Directors only. Separate registration required. 

11:00am

Developers Council Luncheon

Developers only. Separate registration required.

1:00pm

Welcome & Introductions

1:30pm

Multifamily Developers Roundtable

Leading affordable housing developers will share their challenges and opportunities for the remainder of 2019 and look ahead to 2020. Panelists will forecast how they see the industry evolving from their unique vantage points and detail how their companies are changing to stay ahead of the curve.

Speakers:

  • Bob Fein, Red Stone Equity Partners
  • Matt Mittelstadt, EA FISH Development
  • Milton Pratt, Michaels Development Company
  • Holly Wiedemann, AU Associates, Inc.
2:30pm

Networking Break

2:45pm

Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Roundtable

Panelists will walk through the myriad of new, innovative bond execution types and case studies. The panel will also explore strategies for better utilizing bond volume cap in states that have excess and managing volume cap in resource-constrained states.

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4:00pm

Networking Break

4:15pm

LIHTC Equity Roundtable

The LIHTC equity market is ever-evolving. Hear from some of the largest affordable housing equity providers on what’s keeping them up at night, new trends and developments in the marketplace and get the latest scoop on credit pricing.

Speakers:

  • Robert Charest, Boston Financial Investment Management
  • Drew Foster, Red Stone Equity Partners
  • Kim McLaughlin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Michael Murray, CREA
  • Marshall Phillips, CohnReznick LLP
5:30pm

Conclusion of Sessions

5:30pm

Opening Reception

We invite conference attendees and their families to join us!
The reception is included in your conference attendee. Separate registration is required for guest(s). 

Friday, July 19

Time Description
8:45am

Shining a Spotlight on Solar: New Approaches To Leveraging Photovoltaics in Multifamily Portfolios

Bring your sunglasses to this session to learn about solar’s bright future in the multifamily, affordable housing industry. Learn about the tax credits and grants available to developers and hear how organizations like the National Housing Trust and Winn Development are partnering with industry experts like New Partners Community Solar to reduce or even eliminate energy costs and transition to a greener footprint with a clean, renewable energy source.

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9:45am

Networking Break

10:00am

Historic Tax Credit Update: Case Studies & Program Developments

Learn about the upcoming changes to and priorities for the Historic Tax Credit taking place on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures as well at the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Offices. This panel will also showcase two innovative affordable housing adaptive-reuse case studies.

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11:15am

Networking Break

11:30am

Opportunity Zones: Case Studies & Lessons Learned from Early Transactions

Gain insight from the professionals on the ground who closed the first Opportunity Zone transactions.  Learn about the latest set of regulations released by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury as well as the departmental and Congressional efforts around data collection.

Speakers:

  • John Gahan, Sullivan & Worcester
  • Jill Homan, Javelin 19 Investments
  • Nicholas Irmen, Spencer Fane
  • Matthew Kelley, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Chris Martiner, The Strategic Group
12:30pm

Conclusion of sessions

5:00pm

Scenic Cliff Walk and Dinner

5:00pm departure from Hotel Viking.

Saturday, July 20

Time Description
9:00am

Catching the Rental Assistance Demonstration Wave: Program Development & Case Studies

This panel will explore the soon-to-be-released RAD Revision 4 changes, the once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity as NYCHA RADs its portfolio, as well as strategies and lessons learned that can be applied to future RAD transactions around the country.

Speakers:

  • Polina Bakhteiarov, Public Housing Recapitalization Specialist
  • Suzie Cope, Hunt Real Estate Capital
  • Cindy Hamilton, Heritage Consulting Group
  • Monica Sussman, Nixon Peabody LLP
10:00am

Networking Break

10:15am

Strengthening your Affordable Housing Company through Diversity & Inclusion

Cinnaire recently partnered with V. Randolph Brown Consulting to increase diversity and inclusion within its company. The panelists will explore lessons learned from their partnership, provide recommendations on how others in the affordable housing industry can engage in this important work and demonstrate how hiring people with a broad array of life experiences can strengthen a company’s bottom line and mission.

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11:15am

Networking Break

11:30am

Bending the Construction Cost Curve: Construction & Development Strategies

Skilled labor shortages are leading to rapidly increasing labor costs for affordable housing development and nearly every other type of development. Learn how new construction approaches like modular housing, pre-fabricated building components and light weight metal framing can improve construction efficiency, lower costs and improve sustainability in affordable housing development.

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12:30pm

Summer Institute Conclusion of Sessions

5:00pm

Closing Reception

All conference attendees and guests are welcome to join us for our closing reception.

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