John Zeiler
Mr. Zeiler is the Chief Executive Officer and a Founding Member of Hudson Housing Capital. He is a member of the company’s Investment Committee responsible for approving all tax credit investments made by the company and its affiliates. Prior to the formation of Hudson Housing Capital, Mr. Zeiler founded and was President of Z Real Estate Partners in 1991 to capitalize on acquisition opportunities in distressed real estate assets and to make select venture capital equity investments in real estate-related operating companies. Prior to forming Z Real Estate, Mr. Zeiler was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, where he specialized in structuring real estate investments for the firm and its clients with an emphasis on government subsidized housing.
Marianne Votta
Marianne Votta is a Senior Vice President and the Asset Management Executive of the Tax Credit Investment Group at Bank of America. With her team of 25 associates, she is responsible for managing the Bank’s portfolio of more than $12.5 billion in federal and state Real Estate Tax Credit Investments, including low-income, historic, new markets, and solar tax credits. She is a past President and former Board Member of the Affordable Housing Investors’ Council; past Chairperson of the Investment Committee of Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation; Board Member of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association; and a member of New England Women in Real Estate and the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers Executive Council (at Dana Farber).
Beth Stohr
Elizabeth (Beth) M. Stohr is President/LIHTC Director of U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) managing all new investments in affordable housing for USBCDC. USBCDC is an active direct LIHTC investor. USBCDC makes tax credit-based investments (Section 42, historic, New Markets, alternative energy) nationwide, with over $13 billion composed of direct and certain fund investments. Stohr has been in real estate finance since 1980 working at predecessor banks to U.S. Bank as well as Continental Bank in Chicago and Boatmen’s Bank in St. Louis (both now Bank of America). She has been with U.S. Bancorp CDC since March 1997. Stohr served as the 2008 President of the Affordable Housing Investors Council. She currently serves on the board of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition as well as the board of Enterprise Investments.
Phillip Stoffregen
Mr. Stoffregen is one of three principal owners in the Pedcor Companies. He has been involved in commercial and residential development and financing since 1984. He current serves as Executive Vice President and COO of Pedcor Investments, LLC where he takes the lead in overseeing Pedcor's affordable housing development, finance, construction, and management activities which are national in scope. Pedcor has developed and owns more than 15,000 apartment units in 15 states and is among the nation's most prolific and respected affordable housing developers/owners/managers. In 2012, Mr. Stoffregen joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nationally recognized organization in the fields of development, land use and urban planning, where he is a member of the Affordable/Workforce Housing Council. Mr. Stoffregen has also served as a director of the Martin Luther King Community Development Corporation and as a founding member of the board of directors for Coburn Place Safehaven, Inc., a not-for-profit operating transitional housing with substantial supportive services for victims of domestic violence.
Ryan Sfreddo
Ryan Sfreddo is Managing Director of Investor Relations for Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC, and is responsible for the structuring, marketing and closing tax credit investments for the firm’s institutional clients. Prior to joining Red Stone, Ryan was a Managing Director of Centerline Capital Group (f/k/a Related Capital Company) where he oversaw its tax credit fund management business consisting of structuring, marketing and closing its institutional tax credit investment funds. Since 2002, Ryan has played a significant role in raising more than $5 billion of institutional equity for tax credit investment funds. Prior to 2002, Ryan was responsible for the acquisition of properties financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits and/or Historic Tax Credits, having directly participated in the structuring, negotiating, and closing of more than 200 real estate transactions, resulting in more than $1 billion of net equity investment and the creation and/or preservation of more than 25,000 residential apartment units. Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, with concentrations in both Finance and Pre-Medical Studies, from Boston College.
Joe Purcell
Joseph F. Purcell serves as the Chief Financial Officer of The Michaels Organization, as well as President of Continental Mortgage Corp. Until September 2013, Mr. Purcell also served as President of Prestige Affordable Housing Equity Partners (PAHEP), The Michaels Organization's tax credit syndication company. Under Mr. Purcell's leadership, PAHEP grew from early private placements to national syndication, financing more than 10,000 quality affordable housing units. Mr. Purcell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (former member of Committee for State and Local Government). In 2010, Mr. Purcell was named one of the “Top Ten CFOs” in the Mid-Atlantic Region by SmartCEO Magazine and in 2011 he was named the “CFO of the Year” by NJBiz, New Jersey’s leading business publication.
Michael Novogradac
Michael Novogradac is the Managing Partner in the San Francisco, Calif. office of Novogradac & Company LLP. He has more than 25 years of experience specializing in affordable housing, community development, and renewable energy. He is the author of numerous real estate-related tax and accounting articles and books, including the New Markets Tax Credit Handbook and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook. A frequent speaker at tax credit conferences and forums throughout the country, Mr. Novogradac is very active in advocating for the inclusion of affordable housing, historic, new markets, and renewable energy tax credits in federal and state policy and he broadcasts a weekly podcast that focuses on tax credit issues. He serves as adviser on industry and governmental affairs for the NMTC Working Group and the LIHTC Working Group, as well as on the executive committee of the Housing Advisory Group and the boards of the NMTC Coalition and Historic Tax Credit Coalition.
Bart Mitchell
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.
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.
Matt Josephs
Matt Josephs is the Senior Vice President for Policy for The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). LISC is a national non-profit organization that provides financial investments, policy support, and technical and management assistance to local community development organizations to help them to transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities. As the SVP for Policy, Matt is responsible for developing LISC’s federal policy agenda; communicating this agenda to LISC employees, board members, funders, and other stakeholders; and pursuing this agenda through engagement with members of Congress and other Federal officials. Matt joined LISC in March of 2012 after serving for 13 years at the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund--most recently as Senior Advisor for Policy, where he was responsible for coordinating policy development and implementation across the CDFI Fund’s programs, as well as planning and implementing new initiatives and interagency partnerships. Matt also served for six years as the Program Manager of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, which to date has facilitated over $40billion of private sector investments into businesses and real estate projects in the nations’ most distressed rural and urban communities. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Matt served as professional staff for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, where his portfolio of issues included public and assisted housing programs, homeless programs, FHA insurance, and HUD reform. Matt also served as a policy analyst with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s office of Public and Indian Housing. Matt received a BA in Political Science from Emory University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.