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Wednesday, 1:45PM - 3:15PM

Bricks and Sticks: Costs of Building Affordable Housing
Managing affordable housing construction costs – especially in Colorado- is a significant challenge. We’ll share 20 project cost savings tips, discuss CHFA’s upcoming LIHTC cost study and how to get your project completed on time and on budget.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn what it costs to build LIHTC housing.
  2. Structure your team so that everyone has a stake in completed on time and with-in budget
  3. Discover ways to design, build and complete a project on a tight budget

Speakers: David Beckner, Associate Principal, Kephart; David Carnicelli, Associate Principal, RNL Design; Josh Russell, Director of Development, Medici Communities; Bob Thayer, Owner, B.C. Builders

Moderator: Tasha Weaver, Manager, Tax Credits, CHFA

Wednesday, 3:45PM - 5PM

Acquiring and Rehabbing Year 15 Projects
Come join top Colorado professionals as they go over Year 15 scenarios and everything from basic to advance acq/rehab topics. Hear about issues surrounding IRC Section 42, eligible basis, lease-up, tax credits and tax-exempt bonds. Learn insight from past acq/rehab properties as well as one in construction right now.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the ins and outs of acq/rehab projects
  2. Learn about structuring the new partnership
  3. Learn how to maximize first year credits

Speakers: Mark Berry, Owner, Law Office of Mark Berry; Darcy McClure, Project Manager, Fort Collins Housing Authority; Jeff Nishita, Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP Partner; Dipika Patel, Principal, Novogradac & Company LLP

Thursday, 10AM - 11:30AM

Bye-Bye “Senior” Housing; Hello “Boomer” Housing
Using presentation and brainstorming, this workshop will encourage participants to reimagine future “senior” housing. To address the huge pending gap between needs and resources available for housing and services, we need radically different approaches built upon the baby boomer values of mutual support, community building and resource sharing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Why it is critical to think both more broadly and further into the future for affordable housing solutions for our older community members as the Colorado 60+ population explodes over the next 10 years.
  2. Learn about some of the most current thinking now being incorporated into the design of affordable “senior” housing properties.
  3. Through individual brainstorming, participants will be encouraged to dip into their own well of creativity and intuition; to think far ahead and boldly to imagine new types of housing solutions for our older population.

Speakers: Elisabeth Borden, Principal, The Highland Group; Yong Cho, Principal, Studio Completiva; Elizabeth Johnson, Principal, ej architecture; Michael Reis, Executive Director, Longmont Housing Authority

Thursday, 1:30PM - 2:45PM

Structuring a RAD Deal
This workshop will present basic RAD deal structure of a 4% LIHTC/PAB, lessons learned about RAD and working with HUD on dispositions, and how best to navigate the complexities of comprehensive renovation. Review case studies from Boulder Housing Partner’s and the Fort Collins Housing Authority’s recent conversions of public housing sites to a tax credit partnerships.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How best to work with HUD on a RAD transaction
  2. Tips and lessons learned
  3. Manage occupied renovation and relocation in a competitive housing market

Speakers: Kristin Fritz, Fort Collins Housing Authority; Nicole Mansour, Senior Vice President, FirstBank; Laura Sheinbaum, Senior Project Manager, Boulder Housing Partners; Catalina Vielma, VP, Public Housing Denver Office, National Equity Fund

Thursday, 3:15PM -4:30PM

Harnessing Savings from Solar and Geothermal Energy
Highly sustainable communities use solar and geothermal heating/cooling systems that pay for themselves. Learn how integrating renewable energy into your housing portfolio can increase NOI, benefit residents and lower your carbon footprint. This session provides case studies and resources for incorporating solar and geothermal systems into new or existing developments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate to stakeholders how on-site solar and geothermal energy projects, as well as off-site solar gardens, can lower operating costs.
  2. Understand the various models, best practices and funding resources and incentives available for incorporating solar and geothermal into new and existing housing projects.
  3. Why constructability reviews and quality control during installation are critical steps to ensuring that the systems provide long-term energy savings.

Speakers: Jake Bobrow, Development Officer Multi-Family Housing, GRID Alternatives Colorado; Norrie Boyd, Senior Planning Division Manager, Boulder County Housing Authority; Darren Hinton, Construction Executive & Senior Vice President, Milender White; Chris Jedd, Portfolio Energy Manager, The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver 

Moderator: Adam Mack, Construction Executive & Vice President, Milender White

Friday, 10AM - 11:30AM

Charrettes 2016
See the innovative results of the 2016 Deisgn by Community Charrettes. Showcasing the collaborative efforts of design, development, finance, construction professionals, graduate students and community stakeholders.

Speakers: Charrettes Team Leaders

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