Richard Burns
Richard F. Burns is Chief Executive Officer of The NHP Foundation, a nonprofit affordable housing developer and owner with over 6,000 units in 12 states and the District of Columbia. He is a real estate investment professional with over 40 years of experience managing money for pension funds and other institutional investors, both domestic and foreign. While a partner in one of the largest affordable multifamily investment firms, Mr. Burns gained experience with the various government programs available for affordable housing. This experience, combined with his in-depth knowledge of apartments and years of work on nonprofit boards, allows him to lead The NHP Foundation in its mission to provide quality, affordable rental housing and resident services for low- and moderate-income families and seniors.
Emily Cadik
Emily Cadik is Director of Public Policy at Enterprise Community Partners, where she oversees policy and advocacy related to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit, rental assistance and public housing. Prior to joining Enterprise she was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she served as program coordinator for the Moving to Work demonstration and in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. She earned a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. www.enterprisecommunity.org
David Carr
David Carr is Vice President of Investor Relations at Churchill Stateside Securities with over 25 years’ experience as a senior financial manager focused primarily on tax structured investments. Mr. Carr previously was CFO for a real estate private equity company where he had primary responsivity for its New Markets Tax Credit Program. While there, he was responsible for raising, investing and managing $134 Million in NMTC structured investments. Prior to this, Mr. Carr was the CFO for the syndication group inside a large regional bank, where Mr. Carr had direct responsibility for syndicating, structuring and negotiating in excess of $1 Billion in Low Income Housing Tax Credit investments. Mr. Carr has also previously held senior positions in property and asset management groups. http:// http://www.csgfirst.com/
John Casey
John P. “Jack” Casey, Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman, and Chief Operating Officer of the Meridian Companies and Chief Executive Officer and President of METS, is a 1971 graduate of Boston State College (University of Massachusetts). Mr. Casey is responsible for business development and new products and he directs Meridian’s Government Relations and Industry Trade Associations activities. Prior to the formation of Meridian, Mr. Casey was involved in the structuring, administration, and marketing of limited partnership interests in government housing and energy programs. He is a Director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and a Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia). Mr. Casey manages the Washington, D.C. office of Meridian. http://www.meridianinvestments.com/
Alan Cohen
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. http://www.hklaw.com
Fred Copeman
Frederick H. Copeman is Senior Vice President of Equity Production for Boston Financial Investment Management where he has responsibility for the firm’s preservation funds, its acquisition of LIHTC portfolios and government relations, among other matters. Fred joined Boston Financial after a thirty year career in public accounting with Ernst & Young LLP and CohnReznick LLP. Fred started the LIHTC investor due diligence practice at Ernst & Young in 1993, the only one of its type among the national accounting firms, and used that platform to undertake a series of industry performance studies which have had considerable impact on how investors and regulators view the risks and rewards in LIHTC investment. Mr. Copeman has received the Affordable Housing “Vision Award” from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. He graduated with honors in Government from Georgetown University, earned a Masters in Taxation from Bentley College and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the New England School of Law. http://www.bfim.com/
Larry Curtis
Lawrence H. Curtis is the President and Managing Partner of WinnDevelopment, where he has led a full range of real estate development and acquisition activities for more than 25 years. He has been instrumental in helping the company grow its portfolio from 3,000 units in 1986 to more than 90,000 units under management in 23 states. While maintaining a range of real estate interests, Mr. Curtis’ primary focus is on the creation of affordable housing, as well as historic rehabilitation and adaptive re-use projects. He served as President of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association. Mr. Curtis was recently named to the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is also a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. http://winncompanies.com/
Thomas Giblin
Tom Giblin specializes in tax credit syndication and real estate finance, federally assisted housing and other aspects of affordable housing and community development. He advises investors, developers, syndicators, lenders, housing authorities and property owners who utilize federal and state tax incentives to promote housing and community development. www.nixonpeabody.com
Jeff Kittle
As President and CEO, Jeffrey L. Kittle directs the senior management team, strategic initiatives, new opportunities, and financial results of Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. He is also responsible for the ownership and management of over 122 HKP properties in thirteen states, which include over 11,500 apartment homes and over 6,000 self-storage units, representing more than $750 million in investments. With Mr. Kittle’s help, HKP was recognized as Affordable Housing Finance’s 8th largest affordable housing developer. Over the last several years Mr. Kittle has been active within the apartment industry, including sitting on the steering committee for the National Association of Home Builders Housing Credit Group, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, and Indiana Affordable Housing Council. Mr. Kittle is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Board Member of Park Tudor School, and Board Member of Kittle’s Home Furnishings Center, Inc. http://www.hermankittle.com/
Scott Kotick
Scott Kotick is the Executive Vice President and a Co-Founder of Alliant and has been involved with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit since 1987. Mr. Kotick is responsible for identifying, structuring, and acquiring properties. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Kotick was the Director of Acquisitions for a nationally recognized tax credit syndication firm. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Kotick was the Director of Acquisitions for M.P.I. Inc., a private multi-family firm in Beverly Hills, California. From 1976 to 1986, he was involved in the real estate consulting and tax consulting fields, including the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. He is a frequent speaker for various national affordable housing seminars and conferences. Mr. Kotick received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. http://www.alliantcompany.com/