NH&RA Virtual California Developers Forum (2020)


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Monday, August 10
Time Description

Pre-Conference Office Hours/Tech Orientation

All participants are welcome to join the conference early for sound check and a navigation tour of the Zoom features. (Open House)

Tuesday, August 11
Time Description

Welcome & Introductions


Fireside Chat with Anthony Zeto

  • Caleb Roope, President/CEO, The Pacific Companies MODERATOR
  • Anthony Zeto, Deputy Executive Director, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC)

Affordable Housing Developers Roundtable [Sponsored by PGIM Real Estate]

Sponsored by:
PGIM Real Estate


  • Moe Mohanna, President, Highridge Costa Development
  • Cynthia Parker, President/CEO, BRIDGE Housing Corporation
  • Ann Silverberg, Chief Executive Officer, Related California
  • Kenji Tamaoki, PGIM Real Estate, MODERATOR



Fireside Chat with Tia Boatman Patterson

Tia Boatman Patterson serves as Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency, a position she has held since 2014. Boatman Patterson has played a key role advising the administration as it has identified and rolled out its affordable housing priorities.

  • Tia Boatman, Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency
  • Geoff Brown, President/CEO, USA Properties Fund, Inc MODERATOR

Tax Credit Equity Roundtable

  • Michael Gaber, Chief Operations Officer, WNC & Associates, Inc.
  • Matt Grosz, SVP Aquisitions, Red Stone Equity Partners
  • Beth Mullen, Partner, CohnReznick MODERATOR
  • Vihar Sheth, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bancorp Community Development
  • Sindy Spivak, Western Region Market Executive for Community Development, Bank of America

Fireside Chat with Gustavo Velasquez

Gustavo Velasquez is the Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Velasquez previously was a senior director at the Urban Institute and also served as assistant secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. He previously led the Latino Economic Development Center from 2013 to 2014 and was also director of the Office of Human Rights from 2007 to 2013 and the Office of Latino Affairs from 2003 to 2006 for the government of the District of Columbia.

  • Linda Mandolini, President, Eden Housing MODERATOR
  • Gustavo Velasquez, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

Closing Remarks


Virtual Networking Reception

Join industry colleagues for small group video-chat break-out discussions on critical topics.

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