Affordable & Workforce Housing Council (AWHC)

Mission

The Affordable/Workforce Housing Council’s mission is to share best practices and innovative solutions from a diverse group passionate about the creation, expansion and retention of high quality housing affordable to families, seniors and individuals.

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Interest Areas

  • Development and preservation of high-quality affordable housing
  • Affordable housing as a goal for revitalizing communities
  • Low Income, Workforce and Mixed Income Housing Products
  • Sharing best practices to provide high value for a broad constituency
  • Tax credits and other public sources of capital and subsidies
  • Private equity, debt and subsidy sources
  • For profit and non-profit development structures
  • Explore and embrace effective design solutions
  • Reduce barriers to production
  • Influence public housing policy and community barriers to affordable/workforce housing development

Members

Affordable/Workforce Housing Council (Blue Flight)

James Feild

Chair
Chief Investment Officer
Cienda Partners, LP
Dallas
TX
United States

Bob Simpson

Assistant Chair
Vice President, Multifamily Affordable
Fannie Mae
Sioux Falls
SD
United States

Gregory Melanson

Vice Chair
Managing Director
Terra Search Partners
Washington
DC
United States

Leroy Moore

Vice Chair
Senior Vice President/COO
Tampa Housing Authority
Tampa
FL
United States

Steve PonTell

Vice Chair
President/CEO
National Community Renaissance
Rancho Cucamonga
CA
United States

Joy Horak-Brown

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
President & CEO
New Hope Housing, Inc.
Houston
TX
United States

Dionne Nelson

Ex Officio
CEO
Laurel Street Residential
Charlotte
NC
United States

Blake G. Olafson

Ex Officio
Managing Partner
Asia Capital Real Estate Pte Ltd
Singapore
Singapore

Benjamin Metcalf

Special Group Member
Director
Department of Housing and Community Development
Sacramento
CA
United States

Bill Andrews

Member
Managing Director-Head of Acquisitions
Equity Resource Investments
Cambridge
MA
United States

Andrew Brand

Member
Executive Director of Development
Evergreen Housing Development Group, LLC
Seattle
WA
United States

Shelynda Brown

Member
Vice President, Real Estate
Community Preservation & Development Corporation
Washington
DC
United States

Gary M. Buechler

Member
Chief Operating Officer
McCormack Baron Salazar
Marlton
NJ
United States

Michael A. Costa

Member
President & Chief Executive Officer
Highridge Costa Housing Partners, LLC
Gardena
CA
United States

William G. Cramer, CPM

Member
Vice President
NDC Asset Management
Pittsburgh
PA
United States

Eliza Datta

Member
Principal
E3 Development LLC
Newton
MA
United States

Aruna Doddapaneni

Member
Senior Vice President of Development
BRIDGE Housing Corporation
San Diego
CA
United States

Gary P. Downs

Member
Partner
Downs Pham & Kuei LLP
San Francisco
CA
United States

Jonathan Emami

Member
President
JEMCOR Development Partners
San Mateo
CA
United States

Terry Freeman

Member
Terry Freeman & Associates, LLC
Woodside
CA
United States

Kevin Galligan

Member
Director
The Roseview Group
Boston
MA
United States

Richard Gerwitz

Member
Managing Director
Citi Community Capital
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Russell Ginise

Member
Alliant Strategic Investments, LLC
Columbus
OH
United States

Rose V. Gray

Member
Senior Vice President
Asociacion de Puertornquenos En Marcha
Philadelphia
PA
United States

James Hahn

Member
Principal
Verde Capital
Denver
CO
United States

Darcy Jameson

Member
Development Director
Beacon Communities LLC
Boston
MA
United States

Priya Jayachandran

Member
President
National Housing Trust
Washington
DC
United States

Amanda Loper

Member
Principal, Architect
David Baker Architects
Birmingham
AL
United States

Jere Lucey

Member
Principal
Oak Tree Management, LTD
Brooklyn
NY
United States

Paul Marx

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Affordable Housing and Economic Development Foundation
Honolulu
HI
United States

S Eric McClelland

Member
President
Red Stone Equity Partners
Chicago
IL
United States

John H. McClutchy, Jr.

Member
Chairman
The JHM Group of Companies
Stamford
CT
United States

Tim Mustard, Sr.

Member
Principal
TCA Architects
Irvine
CA
United States

Michael Novogradac

Member
Managing Partner
Novogradac & Company, LLP
Orinda
CA
United States

Diane Olmstead

Member
Fillmore Capital Affordable Housing
San Francisco
CA
United States

Corey J. Powell

Member
Chief Operating Officer
Dantes Partners
Washington
DC
United States

Hope Richardson

Member
Vice President, Development
EastBanc, Inc.
Washington
DC
United States

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Member
President
Jonathan Rose Companies
New York
NY
United States

John Schrader, AIA

Member
Vice President
JHP Architecture / Urban Design
Dallas
TX
United States

Scott W. Settle

Member
Managing Principal
Settle Meyer Law
Honolulu
HI
United States

Janine Sisak

Member
Senior Vice President/General Counsel
The DMA Companies
Austin
TX
United States

Stephanie Van Dyke

Member
Director of Development
Seattle Housing Authority Hope VI Community & Supportive Services
Seattle
WA
United States

Frederick P. White

Member
FW Interests
Huntington Beach
CA
United States

Stephen R. Whyte

Member
President
Vitus
Seattle
WA
United States

John Zeiler

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Hudson Housing Capital
New York
NY
United States

Hillary B. Zimmerman, Esq.

Member
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
McCormack Baron Salazar
Saint Louis
MO
United States

Affordable/Workforce Housing Council (Gold Flight)

Peter A. Nichol

Chair
Managing Director
SunTrust Bank
San Francisco
CA
United States

Rodger L. Brown, Jr.

Assistant Chair
Managing Director, Real Estate Development
Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.
Boston
MA
United States

Jeff Foster

Vice Chair - Membership
Principal
GGLO Design
Seattle
WA
United States

Todd J. Crow

Vice Chair
Executive Vice President
PNC
Prospect
KY
United States

Michelle Boyd

Graduate Student Fellow
MBA Student
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Oakland
CA
United States

Chris Akbari

Member
CEO/President
ITEX Group
Houston
TX
United States

Richard F. Burns

Member
CEO, President & Trustee
The NHP Foundation
New York
NY
United States

Rebecca F. Clark

Member
President & CEO
LINC Housing Corporation
Long Beach
CA
United States

Lisa Davis

Member
Portfolio Manager and Executive Director
PGIM, Real Estate
Brooklyn
NY
United States

Tamara Dudukovich

Member
Catalyst Communities
Pittsburgh
PA
United States

Allen Feliz

Member
Managing Director
TCAM, LLC
SOMERVILLE
MA
United States

Joanna Frank

Member
President & CEO
Center for Active Design
New York
NY
United States

Suman P. Gera

Member
Aegon Management
San Francisco
CA
United States

John Gilmore, IV

Member
Managing Director
Walker & Dunlop
New York
NY
United States

Bryon Gongaware

Member
Managing Director - Affordable Housing
Security Properties
Seattle
WA
United States

Stephen Ho

Member
Managing Partner
Spira Equity Partners
Vancouver
BC
Canada

Warren Horvath

Member
Vice President, Capital Markets
The Michaels Organization
Marlton
NJ
United States

Hans W. Juhle

Member
Managing Partner
Integra Property Group
Seattle
WA
United States

Paulius Kudirka

Member
Senior Vice President Acquisitions
Fairfield Residential Company LLC
San Diego
CA
United States

Thomas Lee

Member
Senior Vice President
Hunt Companies, Inc
Honolulu
HI
United States

M.A. Leonard

Member
Vice President and Market Leader
Enterprise Community Partners
Seattle
WA
United States

David Leopold

Member
Vice President, Affordable Sales and Investments
Freddie Mac Multifamily
Mclean
VA
United States

Trisha Malone

Member
Chief Investment Officer
Anton DevCo
Sacramento
CA
United States

Linda Mandolini

Member
President
Eden Housing Inc.
Hayward
CA
United States

Joe Manning

Member
Director of Project Management
US Bancorp Community Development Corporation
St. Louis
MO
United States

Anne Segrest McCulloch

Member
President and CEO
Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Washington
DC
United States

Stephanie McFadden

Member
Managing Director
CBRE
San Francisco
CA
United States

Bart Mitchell

Member
President & CEO
The Community Builders, Inc.
Boston
MA
United States

J. Michael Pitchford

Member
Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC)
Silver Spring
MD
United States

Joseph F. Reilly

Member
President & CEO
The Community Development Trust (CDT)
New York
NY
United States

Carmen Romero

Member
VP of Real Estate Development
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Arlington
VA
United States

Daniel Rosen

Member
Partner
Klein Hornig LLP
Boston
MA
United States

Jun Sakumoto

Member
Chief Operating Officer
Avanath Capital Management
Irvine
CA
United States

Robert L. Sheppard

Member
Managing Director, Vice Chairman
CBRE Affordable Housing
Seattle
WA
United States

Steven Sherman

Member
Chief Financial Officer
The Related Group
Irvine
CA
United States

Ali Solis

Member
President and CEO
Make Room Inc.
Silver Spring
MD
United States

Sindy Spivak

Member
Senior Vice Presdient; Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Phillip J. Stoffregen

Member
Executive Vice President & COO
Pedcor Investments
Carmel
IN
United States

Nathan D Taft

Member
Managing Director Acquisitions
Jonathan Rose Companies
New York
NY
United States

Christopher Thomas

Member
Partner
Tidwell Group, LLC
Austin
TX
United States

Anne Torney

Member
Partner
Mithun
San Francisco
CA
United States

George Weidenfeller

Member
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
Washington
DC
United States

Jeremy Wilkening

Member
VP of Real Estate Development
Capitol Hill Housing
Seattle
WA
United States

Evan Williams

Member
Senior Vice President
Capital One Bank
New York
NY
United States

R. Kyle Winning

Member
Managing Director
3G Capital Advisors
Little Rock
AR
United States