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.
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.
Scott Hoekman is President & CEO of Enterprise Housing Credit Investments, LLC, Enterprise’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit syndication business. He oversees the acquisition, underwriting and placement of more than $800 million annually in Housing Credit transactions as well as the asset management of Enterprise’s $10.6 billion Housing Credit portfolio. Scott has been in the Housing Credit business for over 24 years. He began his Enterprise career in 1994 as a syndication underwriter, and from 1999 to 2003 he managed acquisitions in a 10-state area. From 2004 to 2018 he served as senior vice president and chief credit officer, and in 2017 he assumed interim leadership of the asset management team. Upon the formation of Enterprise Housing Credit Investments, LLC as a distinct entity in October 2018, he was named president & CEO of this newly defined member of the Enterprise family of companies. Since inception, Enterprise has deployed $13.4 billion of Housing Credit equity into 2,300 Housing Credit developments, creating and preserving more than 150,000 affordable homes. Prior to joining Enterprise, Scott was an affordable housing lender with Boston Community Capital. He holds a master’s degree from the Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College.
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.
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.
Jeffrey A. Whiting, President and Chief Executive Officer of City Real Estate Advisors (CREA), 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.
As a Partner at Holland & Knight, Alan Cohen represents syndicators and corporate investors in structuring real estate investments with an emphasis on the low-income housing and historic rehabilitation tax credits. For more than thirty-five years he has advised clients in tax-advantaged real estate investments, providing private equity counsel in structuring multi-investor syndications, public-private partnerships for urban neighborhood revitalizations, and investments for corporate treasury and tax departments.
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.
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.
Laura Bailey is Senior Vice President of Community Finance and Community Affairs at Capital One, leading the company’s loans, investments, philanthropy and volunteer service for communities. Before joining Capital One, Laura’s experience included serving as Regional Executive, Community Development Banking at Bank of America, and as Vice President, Corporate Banking at JP Morgan Chase. Laura is a Trustee on the board of Enterprise Partners and serves on the board of the Capital One Foundation, where she chairs the Finance & Audit Committee. Ms. Bailey earned concurrent degrees in Finance from the Wharton School and in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.