Bart Mitchell is CEO of The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), one of the country’s largest nonprofit developers and owners of mixed-income housing. TCB owns over 11,000 apartments in 14 states in the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic US. Bart has been active in housing and community development since 1984. Prior to running TCB, he served as CEO of Mitchell Properties LLC, as COO of Beacon/Corcoran Jennison Partners, and in other housing and community development roles in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. He is a frequent panelist at national conferences concerning mixed-income housing, neighborhood revitalization, and opening up high-opportunity suburbs to low and moderate income Americans. Mitchell is a board member of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, and of New Lease for Homeless Families, and he is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
James E. McDermott is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office and serves as the Section Leader for the firm's Business Section. He concentrates his practice in tax and business transactions with an emphasis on the equity financing of affordable housing projects eligible for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and projects of all types eligible for the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. He has represented numerous investors, developers and syndicators for more than 30 years in these matters. He is a frequent speaker at industry and legal conferences on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
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.