Tony Alfieri
Tony Alfieri has worked extensively in the banking industry for over 25 years, primarily specializing in real estate finance and the creation of affordable housing. As Managing Director of Tax Credit Investments for TCEG, he has substantial responsibility for all of the buy-sell activity within the business unit, along with co-heading the team of 90 professionals as a key Operating Committee member. Since joining RBC-TCEG’s management team in 2006, Tony has held positions as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for Asset Management and Chief Credit Officer for RBC’s affordable housing platform.
Todd Crow
Todd J. Crow is Executive Vice President and Manager of Tax Credit Capital for PNC Real Estate. Mr. Crow oversees all Tax Credit origination, syndication and management activities for PNC Real Estate. Mr. Crow is also a licensed securities representative of PNC Capital Markets, Inc. A 25 year veteran of PNC, Mr. Crow assumed responsibility for LIHTC syndications for PNC Real Estate IN 1998, a position he held until being named to his current position in early 2009. Mr. Crow is active in a variety of professional and industry organizations including the Urban Land Institute and National Multi Housing Council.
Michael Gaber
Michael J. Gaber is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WNC. Mr. Gaber oversees the day-to-day operations of WNC’s property investments and the Investment Management group. He has been involved in real estate acquisition, valuation, and investment activities for over 26 years and has been with WNC since 1997. Prior to joining WNC, he was involved in the valuation and classification of major assets, restructuring of debt, and analysis of real estate taxes with a large financial institution. Mr. Gaber is a member of the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and a member of the Board of Governors of the California Housing Consortium. Mr. Gaber is a member of the Housing Credit Group of NAHB and a member of the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association.
Jeff Whiting
Jeffrey A. Whiting, Chairman of the Board Jeffrey A. Whiting, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been active in the area of affordable housing finance since 1989. In 2001 he joined City Securities Corporation and created the Real Estate division. Mr. Whiting is responsible for all activities within City Real Estate Advisors. Previously, he was an officer with an Indianapolis-based affordable housing developer and bank holding company. Prior to that, he was involved in Indiana public finance, specifically multi-family housing. Mr. Whiting is a member of the Board of Directors of The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and a graduate of Indiana University.
Rick Goldstein
Rick Goldstein is a Partner at Nixon Peabody. He is a national authority on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, having been deeply involved with it since its enactment in 1986. Mr. Goldstein represents syndicators, investors and developers in housing tax credit deals, including acquisitions of project partnerships, dispositions and other “upper tier work.” Drawing on his expertise in transactions and public policy, he counsels clients on complex transactional matters and on how public policy affects current and future business matters.
Victoria Spielman
Victoria Spielman joined the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) as its Executive Director in 2005. Ms. Spielman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 135+-member organization as well as an integral part of the legislative outreach team. Ms. Spielman works to educate members of Congress on the importance of the Housing Credit and its role in creating jobs and strengthening families and neighborhoods through safe and stable housing. Prior to joining AHTCC, Ms. Spielman was a Legislative and Policy Analyst at the National Council of State Housing Agencies.
Beth Mullen
Beth Mullen, CPA, is the National Director of CohnReznick LLP’s Affordable Housing Industry Practice, and a member of the firm’s Tax Practice Executive Committee. She has more than 25 years of experience providing consulting, tax, and accounting services to real estate owners and developers and the community redevelopment industry. Beth is also a member of the Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice and the Renewable Energy Industry Practice. Beth has been involved with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program since its inception and has provided consulting services to developers, state credit agencies, and investors. She manages the CohnReznick tax requirements for private corporate funds and publicly syndicated low-income housing tax credit partnerships comprising several billion dollars in invested assets. Beth is an industry spokesperson and is frequently invited to speak at national and local industry trade conferences. She teaches internal and external courses on low-income, New Markets, and historic tax credits and has published articles in several trade magazines.
Bryan Keller
Bryan Keller is the Partner-In-Charge of RubinBrown’s Real Estate Services Group and is a member of the Assurance Services Group. His focus is on real estate audit, financial, consulting, and tax services. Mr. Keller is a featured author for various trade publications and a frequent lecturer at industry seminars and conferences. He is also a regular instructor of various in-house real estate training.
Joseph Hagan
Since joining National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF) in 2000, Joseph S. Hagan has raised more than $10.2 billion in equity investments, resulting in 131,500 new residences across the country. In an industry that has over 23 LIHTC syndicators, NEF has consistently ranked as one of the top three. Mr. Hagan has been in the housing credit business since the program began in 1986. He was the Director of Multi-Family Housing at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, which served as the housing credit allocation agency. In 1989 he founded the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) where he was President for three years. OCCH went on to be the largest state equity fund in the country, investing more than $1.3 billion. In November 2013, he was inducted into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame sponsored by Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. In 2009, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Affordable Housing Investors Council and in 2004, he was honored by Fannie Mae with the Syndicator CEO of the Year award.
Ronne Thielen
Ronne Lynn Thielen is an Executive Vice President of R4 Capital Inc., where she is responsible for running West Coast operations and acquiring housing tax credit and bond-financed properties throughout the US. Ms. Thielen has been a leader in affordable housing for over 30 years, forming the Housing Resource Connection, a consultancy based in Southern California, to assist those working in the Housing Credit industry; serving as a Managing Director in the Affordable Housing Group at Centerline Capital Group; leading the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee as Executive Director; and working at the National Council of State Housing Agencies as Deputy Director for Program and Policy Development. Ms. Thielen is a Board Member and the past Chairwoman of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and a member of the Tax Credit Advisor Editorial Advisory Board and the California Housing Consortium Policy Committee. She is also on the board of Abode Communities, a nonprofit LIHTC developer in Los Angeles.