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NOW! Property Asset Management Track

Wednesday, 1:45PM - 3:15PM

In-house vs. 3rd Party Management
Affordable housing owners and developers who are looking for insight on whether self-management or third-party management is the right fit for them and their affordable housing communities. Hear points of view from both sides as well as from CHFA, investors and owners.

Speakers: Brendalee Conners
; Chief Real Estate Officer, Metro West Housing Solutions; Joe Lasser, Asset Manager, U.S. Bank; Christopher Reed, Senior VP, Mercy Housing; Debi Ross, President, Ross Management Group; Liz Smith, Manager, Multifamily Program Compliance, CHFA

Moderator: Brooke Akins, Director of Operations, Ross Management Group

Wednesday, 3:45PM - 5PM

Fair Housing Hot Topics: Animals & Accessibility
What’s the difference between service animals, assistance animals, therapy animals and pets? These legal distinctions are extremely important for avoiding legal liability, and when landlords can ask for documentation and what documentation they can request. This training will cover recent DOJ enforcement actions and why accessbility has become a “hot topic.”

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand when you can ask for documentation and what documentation you can request when a tenant requests an animal as a reasonable accommodation.
  2. Difference between service animals, assistance animals, therapy animals and pets.
  3. Impact of recent DOJ enforcement actions regarding accessibility and what you should do in order to ensure compliance.

Speakers: Mark English, President, E&A Team; Emily Harvey, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Colorado

Thursday, 10AM - 11:30AM

Preserving Affordable Rental Housing
Once the doors to affordability open, we need to keep them open! Learn about an exciting partnership established by CHFA, Division of Housing, HUD, Mile High Connects, Denver and others to preserve affordable units statewide. Hear about national preservation best practices, regional approaches and trends in LIHTC allocations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about a new partnership designed to preserve existing affordable housing
  2. Hear about strategies being used to retain affordable units
  3. Share your ideas to better preserve affordable housing in your community

Speakers: Laura Abernathy, State & Local Policy Director, National Housing Trust; Laura Brudzynski, Housing Specialist, City of Denver Office of Economic Development; Audrey Mailes, Resolution Specialist, HUD Multifamily West Region/Satellite Office; Beth Truby, Preservation Program Manager, CHFA

Moderator: Alisa Wilson, Housing Development Manager, Colorado Division of Housing

Thursday, 1:30PM - 2:45PM

Saint Francis Apartments - Housing the Homeless
This session will be a case study of Saint Francis Apartments, an affordable housing development in Denver, Colorado for formerly homeless individuals. The presentation will discuss unique partnerships with the local faith based community and how these partnerships led to the development of an LIHTC project for the formerly homeless.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Leveraging relationships to serve the homeless.
  2. Utilizing the Housing First model in LIHTC projects.
  3. Funding permanent supportive services on a long term basis.

Speakers: Zoe LeBeau, President, LeBeau Development; Tom Luehrs, Executive Director, The St. Francis Center; Nate Richmond, President and CEO, BlueLine Development

Thursday, 3:15PM -4:30PM

Compliance Period Capital Accounts
This workshop will get in depth into the requirements of capital accounts to explore mechanism for allocating LIHTCs to investors throughout the compliance period. It will explore the requirements of substantial economic effect, including deficit restoration obligations and the workings of minimum gain.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How allocations work when a partner's capital account goes negative
  2. How minimum gain works and affects capital account allocations
  3. The requirements for deficit restoration obligations as to capital accounts

Speakers: Amy Broadwater, Partner, RubinBrown; Adam M. Cohen, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP; Chris Hite, President, Sugar Creek Capital; John Wiechmann, President, Midwest Housing Equity Group

Friday, 10AM - 11:30AM

Demystifying Performance & Expense Trends of LIHTC Properties
Professionals in CohnReznick’s Tax Credit Investment Services group have analyzed the operating expenses of more than 20,000 properties. Through this research and subsequent findings, key issues, dispelling common misconceptions and overall LIHTC property operations are analyzed nationally and with specific Colorado comparisons.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the latest performance trends observed across the national LIHTC portfolio, with Colorado specific comparisons
  2. Review the latest operating expense study results, with Colorado specific comparisons
  3. Discuss industry common challenges and best practices in underwriting/asset

Speaker: Steve Boice, Asset Quality Review Loan Analyst, CHFA; Amy Dosen, Director of Acquisitions and Underwriting at National Development Council, NDC Corporate Equity Fund; Cindy Fang, Senior Manager, CohnReznick; Ashley Johnson, Asset Manager, PNC Tax Credit Capital

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