NOW! Policy Track

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Wednesday, 1:45PM – 3:00PM

Developer Panel – How to Handle the New Normal

As of the start of this conference, it has been ten months since the tax reforms took effect. How are developers handling the challenges and opportunities these changes have created?

Learning Objectives:

·         Are developers looking at other opportunities created by tax reform?

·         How are developers handling challenges caused by tax reform?

·         What strategies are developers using regarding pricing changes and filling funding gaps?


Speakers: Jennifer Cloud, Development Directors, Steele Properties; Kimball Crangle, Colorado Market President, Gorman & Company


Wednesday, 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Financial Modeling for Affordable Housing- Post HR-1

The rules on creating financial models for affordable housing projects have changed with the passage of tax reform. This panel will review and discuss how things have changed in creating financial models.

Learning Objectives:

·         How tax reform affects affordable housing.

·         Creating affordable housing models after tax reform.

·         What has changed in creating financial models?

Speakers:  Amy Broadwater, Partner, RubinBrown; Dave Herdlick, Partner, RubinBrown, LLP; Dana Mayo, Senior Vice President & Senior Managing Director, Hunt Companies; Jon Peterson, Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.


Thursday, 9:45AM – 11:30AM

Emerging Issues

The Emerging Issues workshop will feature a panel of experts who will discuss LIHTC income averaging and the new depreciation rules impacting multifamily developments. Hear what CHFA’s policy will be regarding the new income averaging option. The panel will also provide an overview of tax law changes that have affected
the affordable housing industry.


Speakers:  Joseph Wallace, Tidwell Group; Tasha Weaver, CHFA; Catalina J. Vielma, Senior VP of Equity Production, Boston Financial Investment Management
Moderator: Meghan Anderson, Wells Fargo

Thursday, 1:30PM – 2:45PM

Colorado Affordable Housing Tax Credit Showcase

The Colorado state LIHTC is reaching the end of its fourth year. Learn from developers as they showcase their completed state credit projects. What challenges have they faced? What lessons have they learned? How has the credit impacted affordable housing in Colorado? Additionally, CHFA will discuss any proposed changes to the program.

Learning Objectives:

·         Best practices when structuring state credit deals.

·         How has the state credit changed affordable housing development in Colorado?

·         Where is state affordable housing tax credit program headed in 2019?

Speakers: Sam Betters, Executive Director, Loveland Housing Authority; Josh Russell, Medici Consulting Group; Doug Snyder, Senior Development Director, Volunteers of America; Tasha Weaver, Manager, Tax Credits, CHFA

Thursday, 3:15PM – 4:30PM

Equity Panel

A seasoned panel will provide their perspective on the equity market, and what is in store for next year. The panel will discuss trends in investing, and new opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

·         Give perspective on the equity markets. 

·         Understanding investment trends. 

·         Deal structuring and expectations.

Speakers: Aaron Krasnow, RBC Capital; Nancy Morton, Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski; Ruth Sorrel, Advantage Capital; Tasha Weaver, Manager, Tax Credits, CHFA

Friday, 8:30AM – 9:30AM

 Preference Policies & Fair Housing

In exchange for approvals, local zoning and funding bodies sometimes ask developers to commit to renting affordable units only to local residents and workers. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss current law and best practices when engaging in these conversations.

Learning Objectives:

·         Hear current law on residency and employment preferences.

·         How to use demographic data to design (or, if necessary, resist) preference policies.

·         Learn how to minimize the risk of liability when crafting and implementing preference policies.


Speakers:  Heidi Aggeler, Managing Director, BBC Research & Consulting; Ruth Becker, General Counsel, Boulder Housing Partners; Ben Doyle, Deputy County Attorney, Boulder County; Laura Sheinbaum, Director of Real Estate Development, Boulder Housing Partners; James Whiteside, Attorney, HUD/Region VIII


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