Thank you to our generous 2022 sponsors! Read below to learn about their roles in affordable housing and economic development.
Novogradac provides professional services that include certified public accounting, valuation and consulting. The organization maintains clients in a broad range of industries with a major emphasis in the real estate sector, providing a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, trust and litigation support and general consulting services.
Dirk Wallace, Partner
RBC Community Investments is a leading syndicator of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, State Tax Credits, and Workforce/Impact Housing. By creating well-structured investments, our team of experienced professionals helps create the development of affordable multifamily communities and renewable energy solutions throughout the country.
John Galfione, Director-Investment Manager
Raymond James Affordable Housing Investments was launched with the inception of the tax credit program in 1986, and has become one of the largest syndicators of low income housing tax credits in the United States, raising in excess of $1 billion annually. To date, RJAHI has raised more than $13 billion in equity for over 2,200 properties. Further, since 1999 RJAHI has partnered with more than 50 TDHEs in the development of 140 properties, representing 4,000+ units. RJAHI is a proven partner to TDHEs, and provides an experienced asset management group to partner with over the life of the project.
Ben Shockey, Associate Director of Acquisitions
U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), the community investment and tax credit subsidiary of U.S. Bank, provides innovative financing solutions for community development projects across the country. As a leading community development investor, lender and tax credit syndicator, our capital commitments contribute to the creation of new jobs, rehab of historic buildings, construction of needed affordable housing, development of renewable energy facilities and generate economic activity in underserved communities.
Laura Vowell, Senior Vice President | Director of Business Development
Ginsberg Jacobs provides business-oriented legal solutions to public and private entities in the areas of corporate, finance, litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, tax and tax credits. Our innovative business model departs from the “large firm” approach. We deliver client-focused legal services that are both efficient and of the highest quality.
Darryl Jacobs, Attorney
Hunt Capital Partners (HCP) is the syndication division of Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt). HCP specializes in the syndication of Federal and State Low-Income Housing, Historic and Solar Tax Credits. Since inception in 2010, HCP has raised over $2.6 billion in tax credit equity (including $65 million of tax credit equity for tribal housing projects).
Dana Mayo, Executive Managing Director
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 950 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.
Ingrid VanBiber, Shareholder
Red Stone Equity Partners is a leading real estate investment firm specializing in the syndication of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Renewable Energy Tax Credits to facilitate the development of affordable multifamily housing communities and renewable energy projects. Founded in 2007, Red Stone Equity has raised more than $7.8 billion in tax credit equity for the development and rehabilitation of more than 50,000 units in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The firm has offices in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and San Diego.
Matt Grosz, Managing Director
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
Lee Winslett, Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Wells Fargo’s NMTC Group
AMERIND is the only 100% Tribally owned and operated insurance provider committed to Indian Country. AMERIND provides property, liability, commercial auto, and workers’ compensation insurance for Tribal governments/businesses as well as individual coverage for Tribal members. AMERIND also provides health benefits brokerage services to assist in securing affordable, cost-effective products for employee benefit plans through AMERIND Benefits Agency and helps Tribes obtain state of the art broadband connectivity through AMERIND Critical Infrastructure division.
Tina Duncan, Business Development Manager
Bay Bank is a community bank located in Green Bay, WI, with assets of $110 million. Bay Bank is owned and operated by the Oneida Nation. Founded in 1995, the bank is governed by a five-member board of directors that includes four enrolled tribal members. Bay Bank is a full-service bank and offers a full range of banking products. Bay Bank also provides business banking services to other tribes in Wisconsin: deposit accounts, cash management services and financing for businesses, single-family homes and multifamily projects. We have provided several construction loans for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects and sponsored numerous Affordable Housing Project grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank that helped increase the funding sources for those projects. Bay Bank is the leading provider of the HUD 184 mortgage loan in the entire Great Lakes area. The HUD 184 loan is a specialty mortgage loan available only to tribal members, tribes and tribal housing entities. We have a seasoned team of lenders and support staff, and we service a $90+ million portfolio of HUD 184 loans.
Jeff Bowman, President & CEO
Bowen National Research conducts real estate market analyses on a variety of housing and commercial development alternatives in markets throughout the United States. Ranging from preliminary market assessments or full market feasibility studies, our firm’s level of analysis is customized to meet your specific needs.
Patrick Bowen, President
Clearinghouse CDFI is a full-service, direct lender financing projects that create jobs and services to help people work, live and thrive in healthy communities. Established in 1996, we address unmet credit needs nationwide, focusing on Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Indian Country. Loans include affordable housing, community facilities, small businesses and commercial real estate. Types include construction, acquisition, renovation, expansion and refinance. We offer short and long-term permanent, fixed-rates, 3-25 years and fully amortizing.
Lisa Van Ella, Business Development Officer – Arizona Specialist
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) is a member-driven cooperative helping local lenders in Arizona, California and Nevada build strong communities, create opportunity and change lives for the better. The tools and resources we provide to our member financial institutions — commercial banks, credit unions, industrial loan companies, savings institutions, insurance companies and community development financial institutions — foster homeownership, expand access to quality housing, seed or sustain small businesses and revitalize whole neighborhoods. Together with our members and other partners, we are making the communities we serve more vibrant, equitable and resilient.
Tom Dapice, Managing Director, Homeownership and Economic Development Programs
At Kappcon, we strive to build honest relationships with diverse institutional customers that allow us to use our experience, expertise and creativity to solve problems, produce quality construction and drive results that become long-lasting and profitable professional partnerships. Based in Tucson, AZ, we are proud to work with our local Tribal Nations to build quality housing.
Nathan Kappler, Principal in Charge
LACO Associates (LACO) has been honored to support development in Tribal communities for over thirty years, with our talented team of geologists, planners, surveyors and civil engineers. We offer our Tribal clients comprehensive project resources within one firm, capable of executing complex projects including infrastructure, transportation, housing, community development, economic development and natural resource management. Our team of professionals serves Tribal communities throughout California and can provide remote services, where appropriate, to Tribes across the United States. We understand that your projects are a part of your community, your neighborhood, your everyday life and your future – providing clean water, safe roads, reliable energy, new community facilities, and other vital services and programs. LACO is here to support your goals and help your community prosper. Our work with Tribal clients over the past three decades has provided us a deep understanding of the challenges you face, the intricacies of government and private funding sources, and the unique opportunities and constraints Tribes must navigate, whether developing on trust or fee land. We look forward to the opportunity to help advance the quality of life in your community for generations to come.
Kevin Doble, Director of Business Development
Pacific Builders was founded in 1979 and incorporated in California in 2006 by Nick and Tony Lucchesi. The company has enjoyed steady growth since its inception because of our strong commitment to our clients and to the communities we serve. Pacific Builders maintains its office in Arcata, California. While Humboldt County and the North Coast remain our focus, Pacific Builders has successfully completed projects throughout northern California. As builders, the company’s strength lies in our versatility and ability to work with clients and designers from the point of project conception through all the phases of construction. Pacific Builders helps clients control project costs by working with the client, architects and others to achieve budget goals. The company also supports their clients by facilitating the often daunting task of getting projects moved through the bureaucratic process to groundbreaking. We continue to work closely with clients from project beginning to completion, striving to exceed expectations at every step. While we are very proud of the hundreds of buildings and projects we have constructed since our founding in 1979, we are also thankful for the many opportunities we have enjoyed and the associations we have developed with the highest caliber of clients, architects, employees, subcontractors and suppliers.
Amber Conway, project manager
At Pavilion Construction, we understand our growth has been fueled by repeat business with satisfied clients. We have emerged as an industry leader through our focus on the client, establishing reputable contracting services at unparalleled standards. Pavilion Construction’s staff is made up of industry-leading professionals who love to build. We are unified and passionate about achieving project goals and exceeding our clients’ expectations.
Karl Smith, VP of New Construction
The Richman Group has been very excited to help finance affordable housing on Native American lands. The Richman Group is one of the country’s largest multifaceted real estate companies with syndication, development—affordable and luxury apartments, construction expertise, property management, and asset management. The Richman Group’s portfolio has approximately 1,600 properties and over 115,000 LIHTC units. The Richman Group’s senior management team each has more than 34 years of real estate experience, including 28 years of housing tax credit experience and more than 22 years with the company. Our team is one of the longest tenured in the affordable housing credit industry and has experienced multiple business cycles.
Alok Lathi, Vice President