2017 Annual Conference
The CHAM Annual Conference is right around the corner, and will be the PREMIER Asset Management event of 2017. THANK YOU to the sponsors, speakers and Conference registrants. Your support and participation will make this event our best ever!
Registration is NOW OPEN for this conference. Follow the links below for additional information.
Sunday June 25, 2017
6-8pm Welcome Reception
Monday June 26, 2017
9:00am - 4:15pm Sessions
6:00pm - 10:00pm Reception
Tuesday June 27, 2017
8:30am - 2:00pm Sessions
Embassy Suites by Hilton
For-Profit Organization -- $399
Nonprofit Organization -- $249
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
Frmr HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing
Michael B. Simmons
Community Realty Management
Thank you 2017 Conference sponsors!
Friends of CHAM
Sunday, June 25
6:00 to 8:00 pm | Colorado reception area
Join your colleagues at the opening reception as we kick off the 2017 CHAM Annual Conference.
Monday, June 26
Welcome Plenary — Weathering the Storm! Policy Matters and the Future of the Affordable Housing Industry
9:00 to 10:30 am | Crystal Ballroom
Significant proposed budget reductions at the federal level coupled with the prospect of tax reform have yielded a slew of challenges for affordable housing practitioners. Industry leaders will provide an important policy update as we 'batten down the hatches' in our efforts to weather the storm. All hands on deck!
Charles Wehrwein | Housing Partnership Network
Mark Shelburne | Novogradac & Company LLP
Michael Simmons | Community Realty Management
Fred Mitchell | NHP Foundation
Jennifer Seamons | Key Community Development Corporation
Karen Przypyszny | National Equity Fund
Lessons Learned at Y15: Building Better Partnership Agreements
10:45 to 12:00 pm | Crestone Salon B
This panel explores lessons learned after the initial wave of Y15 dispositions. What impact does the LPA have on an Asset Manager's workflow and what have we learned as it relates to: joint ventures, reserve accounts, partner obligations, right of first refusal language and other Y15
Chris Hornig | Kein Hornig LLP presentation
Kathy Ebner | Homes for America presentation
Charles Rhuda | Novogradac & Company LLP presentation
Michael Witt | Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Bernie Oleniacz | Bellwether Enterprise presentation
Strategic Capital Planning to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability
10:45 to 12:00 pm | Crestone Salon A
The most sophisticated organizations are very deliberate and strategic with their use of reserves to ensure the long‐term viability and sustainability of their assets. National
Church Residences and Industrial Roofing Services will describe their strategic partnership that helps ensure the long‐term viability of assets for National Church Residences across the country.
Jack Geary | Jack Geary Consulting
Steve Bodkin | National Church Residences
Keith Dippel | Industrial Roofing Services, Inc.
It's All about Risk
10:45 to 12:00 pm | Aspen Room
Risk is in the eye of the beholder. This session will explore risk from different perspectives and discuss how owners can
effectively mitigate those risks to lessen investor or lender anxieties. Recently updated AHIC standards and innovative risk assessment models will be discussed; and syndicators will share best‐in-class narratives from their watch lists to highlight the work of savvy owners.
Noreen Beiro | Enterprise Community Partners
Jacques Logan | National Equity Fund
Jen Call | US Bank CDC / AHIC presentation
Keynote Luncheon — Who Have We Been? Who Will We Be?
12:00 to 1:15 pm | Crystal Ballroom
Sandra Henriquez has sat in all the seats at the table: HUD Deputy Secretary for Public Housing, Director of Boston Housing Authority and Regional Manager for Maloney Properties.
Investors Pull Back the Curtain
1:30 to 2:45 pm | Crestone Salon A
What REALLY motivates investors within the LIHTC realm? Do investors think about Asset Management? Beyond underwriting criteria, what goes into investor decisions — markets, returns, politics, relationships...and more.
Beth Mullen | CohnReznick
Marge Novak | Cinnaire
Jon Welty | Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Dana Moore | Compass Advisors
Greg Griffin | Enterprise Community Asset Management
Commercial Space: Critical Amenity or Financial Drag?
1:30 to 2:45 pm | Aspen Room
Do we have to underwrite commercial space assuming zero income? EBALDC and Mercy Housing discuss the impact of commercial space on neighborhoods and mixed-use properties.
Erik Solivan | Housing & Opportunities for People Everywhere
Nancy Conover | Mercy Housing
Judy Graboyes | East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Cost Controls and Other Strategies to Bolster NOI
1:30 to 2:45 pm | Crestone Salon B
With declining subsidies and increasing resident needs, the importance of cost control and revenue maximization has never been more important. Panelists will explore specific strategies to reduce cost and increase revenue in an effort to bolster NOI.
Judy Weber | VIVA Consulting
Jack Howell | Ion Energy Solutions
Mark Vernon | HPN Select presentation
Katherine Gibson | McCormack Baron presentation
Jeff Robinson | Rainmaker Group
Refi's and Other Recapitalization Strategies
3:00 to 4:15 pm | Crestone Salon B
You just reached Y15 and your investor exited. Interest rates are rising and new credits are hard to get! If 9% deals are not the answer, what is? This panel will get you thinking about the latest financing vehicles, NOAHs and your regulatory environment as you prepare to reposition your property.
Laurie Gould | VIVA Consulting presentation
Michael Witt | Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Katherine Fleming | BRIDGE Housing
Len Tatem | Tatem Consulting
Asset Management Data Platforms for Small to Midsize Portfolios
3:00 to 4:15 pm | Crestone Salon A
Are you managing a small to midsize portfolio but struggling to capture data efficiently? This session will highlight an affordable technology platform that integrates the many moving parts for modest-size portfolios.
Dana Moore | Compass Advisors presentation
Amelia Hill | Nuestra Comunidad
Phil Hood | NeighborWorks America
Energy Initiatives: Making Investments and Tracking Results
3:00 to 4:15 pm | Aspen Room
What keeps us from making an investment to reduce energy consumption? How do we substantiate or validate the potential cost savings? Wegowise and Emerald City will demonstrate an integrated approach for tracking the real results from an energy investment.
Ravi Malhotra | ICAST presentation
Laila Partridge | Wegowise presentation
Kevin Warner | Emerald Cities
6:00 to 10:00 pm | Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing welcomes you to a fun-filled evening with a variety of activities including a reception with food and drink. This is a must-attend event! Shuttle bus transportation is provided. Non-stop bus services provided to and from event location!
Tuesday, June 27
Plenary — Are We Committed to Managing to the Double Bottom Line? Or Just Talking about It?
8:30 to 9:45 am | Crystal Ballroom
Building a business model for mission and margin matters across diverse portfolios.
Jenny Netzer | TCAM
Dena Xifaras | Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
Mary Corthell | Beacon Communities
Ann Clift | Foundation Communities, Inc. presentation
The RAD Program: What Comes Next?
10:00 to 11:00 am | Aspen Room
HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program created an opportunity for PHAs to revitalize their portfolios under this initiative. Experts will provide an update on the status of RAD and predict its future and consider the asset management of RAD deals.
Deborah VanAmerongen | Nixon Peabody LLP presentation
Cynthia Alvarez | Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp presentation
Cat Vielma | National Equity Fund presentation
What Makes a GREAT Asset Manager?
10:00 to 11:00 am | Crestone Salon B
A for-profit owner, an investor and a nonprofit CFO give their answers. And so do you!
Tony DiBlasi | Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Caroline Horton | Aeon presentation
Rick Wishcamper | Wishrock Group
Managing to New Realities: Strategies to Combat Lost or Reduced Subsidy
10:00 to 11:00 am | Crestone Salon A
Create a contingency plan! HUD and RD budgets are under assault — which may have a significant impact on your property with lost or reduced PBS8, RA, public housing, S+C or HCV subsidies. This panel will explore strategies to combat these potential subsidy shortfalls, while also discussing the larger strategic planning process to help an organization better plan for the future.
Kelly Perlman | Plante Moran
Blair Kincer | Novogradac & Company LLP
Thomas Buonopane I The Community Builders
Christopher Allred | NYC Housing Preservation & Development
Untapped Potential: Working with Your HFA
11:15 to 12:15 pm | Aspen Room
A responsible owner and a Housing Finance Agency share a very important goal: ensuring the long-term viability of the asset to meet public policy goals well into the extended-use period. This panel will explore best practices and identify opportunities for Asset Managers and HFAs to align their interests and work together in new ways.
Brian Miller | Colorado Housing Finance Agency presentation
Michael Dant | Kentucky Housing Corporation
Troy Gladwell | Medici Communities
Anne Marie MacPherson | MassHousing Finance Agency
Truly Managing the Double Bottom Line: Resident Services and AM
11:15 to 12:15 pm | Crestone Salon A
Leaders in the field demonstrate how resident services and asset management can create common goals, and successfully work together to lower operating costs and increase resident retention rates while also improving residents' lives.
Frances Ferguson | NeighborWorks America
Ryan Crogan | REACH
Mary Corthell | Beacon Communities presentation
Robert Torres | Urban Edge presentation
Julie Fox | National Church Residences presentation
The AM Profession: Workloads, Responsibilities, Compensation
11:15 to 12:15 pm | Crestone Salon B
IREM will present its newest publication titled Real Estate Asset Management: A Process and a Profession. Panel will also explore recent NH&RA survey results related to Asset Manager workload levels and CEL survey of compensation trends.
Judy Weber | VIVA Consulting
Dustin Read | Virginia Tech presentation
Thom Amdur | NH&RA presentation
Anne Lang | CEL & Associates presentation
Closing Luncheon — Award Ceremony and Keynote
12:30 to 2:00 pm | Crystal Ballroom
Closing luncheon and award ceremony followed by Amy Anthony (founder of POAH) who will explore the topic: " What Does Preservation Mean for Our Future?" Followed by closing remarks from conference organizers."
David Fromm | NeighborWorks America
Harold Nassau | NeighborWorks America
Amy Anthony | Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)