Join us at the AHF Live: Housing Developers Forum as we bring together owners and developers, legislators, and housing finance leaders to provide solutions to the growing rental housing crisis.
AHF Live is the leading conference and exposition serving the affordable housing community nationwide. This groundbreaking event was specifically designed to meet the professional needs of owners and developers looking to meet the continuously growing needs of low-income residents.
Industry leaders, including some of the nation's top developers and owners, will bring their insight and real-life solutions to today's most pressing challenges. This interactive forum also will give attendees the opportunity to share their top strategies during each panel so everyone goes home with a wealth of tips for their next deal.
A major component of AHF Live is networking. Affordable housing professionals will have plenty of opportunities to swap ideas and build relationships with peers, industry leaders, and financial and service providers.
A new landscape confronts affordable housing developers this year, and their concerns are growing about debt and equity resources being slashed and federal gap financing sources drying up. Executives from the nation’s leading affordable housing developers will share anxieties, challenges, and areas of opportunity for their businesses this year, their plans to counteract the stresses, and the innovative ways they aim to continue to create affordable housing.
Ed Holder, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Mercy Housing California
With a new administration in place and promising wholesale change, Capitol Hill insiders will break down the first critical 100 days of the Trump administration that will set the stage for the next four years and what that means for the affordable housing industry. They will delve into the potential for tax reform as well as what’s expected from the Department of Housing and Urban Development under new secretary Ben Carson. Our expert panelists will share the latest news on federal legislation that may impact the industry as well as their strategies for the most effective messaging that can help protect these critical housing finance programs.
Bob Moss, Principal and National Director of Governmental Affairs, CohnReznick
Get the latest on the changing low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) landscape. The usually steady LIHTC market was rocked by the November election. Availability and price of tax credit capital looks to be a major concern in early 2017. A veteran panel will help dissect what’s happening and share their insider knowledge to help developers with their housing credit deals. Panelists will also break down potential effects of tax reform, including explaining what different tax rates might do to credit pricing.
Mark Shelburne, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Novogradac & Co.
Hana Eskra, Florida Market President, Gorman & Co.
Jeff Weiss, President, Alden Capital Partners
With many gap financing sources drying up, it’s getting more difficult for affordable housing deals to pencil out. A panel of top developers will share some of the most promising sources for soft money and their tips on how to compete for the limited share of the well-established programs.
Deborah VanAmerongen, Strategic Policy Advisor, Nixon Peabody
Patrick Sheridan, Executive Vice President, Housing Volunteers of America
Affordable housing owners continue to work to preserve and maintain their aging properties, enhance their residents’ lives, and grow their businesses. This panel of veteran owners will share the challenges and opportunities on the preservation side as well as some of the innovative strategies they are undertaking to improve the quality of life at their properties.
Mark Sween, Vice President and Project Partner, Dominium
A veteran panel will look at key funding sources and strategies beyond the venerable housing tax credit. Speakers will discuss new investment funds and critical loan products that are helping to finance affordable and workforce housing across the country. They also will share their moves on acquiring properties that can be renovated without government subsidies to provide naturally occurring affordable housing.
Tom Capp, COO, Gorman & Co., Inc.
Jim Grauley, President and COO, Columbia Residential
With the overall multifamily market continuing to grow to above pre-recession levels, rentals have helped to boost the housing recovery. The industry continues to see strong performance, with multifamily lending on the rise and low vacancy rates nationwide. However, affordable housing remains elusive for many Americans. This panel will bring together some of the multifamily industry’s brightest economists to discuss the latest market research and highlight potential changes on the horizon, particularly the economic forecast for affordable housing
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