Ben Applegate
Ben Applegate is managing partner and founding member of Applegate and Thorne-Thomsen, PC, a law firm specializing in the area of affordable housing and community development. Ben has overseen the growth of the firm from a five-attorney firm representing primarily local developers to a nationwide practice representing investors, syndicators, lenders, public housing agencies and service providers in all aspects of housing and community development. Ben has served in leadership roles for several national organizations, including the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development and the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association.
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.