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2015 Awardee – Wells Fargo, Alan Wiener
Alan Wiener, Group Head of Multifamily Capital
Alan Wiener is the group head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, a national multifamily lender based in New York. Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital specializes in permanent and bridge debt for multifamily assets by financing through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured financing programs, and the Wells Fargo balance sheet. Alan’s career has focused on housing and community development in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Wachovia, he was the chairman of American Property Financing Inc., which Wachovia …Read more
2015 Awardee – Jessica Katz
Assistant Commissioner, Special Needs Housing
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Ibo Balton (1954-2007) was an urban planner whose career improved the lives of people through the planned rehabilitation and new construction of affordable housing, and the creation of local retail and much needed community facilities. Ibo’s work at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 1986 through 2007 took him to deprived communities in the South Bronx and Brooklyn, but he is best remembered for his groundbreaking work in Harlem, where he lived and worked. This award, named in his honor, …Read more
2015 Awardee – Howard Slatkin
Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning
NYC Department of City Planning
“Planning is the science of everything in New York City.”
Howard Slatkin, Deputy Director for Strategic Planning for the New York City Department of City Planning has always been interested in helping people make sense of how the world around us works, from the smallest scale to the largest. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Slatkin left the study of physics, which seeks to explain how matter behaves, for history, which seeks to explain how behavior matters. Howard is from northern New …Read more
Private Activity Bond Panel
Yesterday morning’s breakfast panel on Private Activity Bonds (PABs) in New York was a great success. Over 50 professionals from the housing and finance sectors came together to hear more about our report, Pump Up the Volume: Recommendations to Improve the Allocation of Private Activity Bonds to Better Support Housing in New York State.
The CHPC study is the first to examine how PABs are used in New York State, thanks to data provided by government agencies and to public records on bond issues. The study highlights the importance of PABs for housing development despite a bond allocation process …Read more
2015 Annual Luncheon
Please join us and 1,000 of New York’s best and brightest in the housing industry as we come together to celebrate the first year of Mayor de Blasio’s historic Housing New York: A Five Borough, Ten Year Plan at CHPC’s 56th Annual Luncheon.
Wednesday April 29th
New York Marriott Marquis
We will be recognizing the work of some of our City’s most dedicated public servants and colleagues committed to affordable housing across New York City’s neighborhoods.
Hon. Bill de Blasio
Mayor of the City of New York
Impact Award for Housing
Nixon Peabody Affordable Housing Group
Impact …Read more
Breakfast Panel: Private Activity Bonds in New York
Please join us the morning of Wednesday, March 18th for a breakfast panel discussion on the allocation and use of tax-exempt private activity bonds for housing, following our Pump Up the Volume report.
To register for the event, please RSVP here.
Richard Gerwitz, Citibank
Marvin Markus, Goldman Sachs
Joan Tally, Morgan Stanley
Richard Roberts, Red Stone Equity Partners
See the full report here.…Read more
CHPC Visits MyMicro Units In Production At Capsys
On Thursday, January 29, 2015, CHPC visited the Capsys production site in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to see what’s currently rolling down the line–unit modules for the MyMicroNY apartment building that will go up in Manhattan this year!
We were joined by a cohort of graduate students from the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, led by Professor Michael Gamble. Gamble’s students are participating in a three-year initiative that synthesizes efficiency and innovative design.A MyMicro module at the start of the production line
Capsys specializes in modular building of various …Read more
Making Room Virtual Tour
MAKING ROOM: A VIRTUAL TOURThe “LaunchPad” centerpiece of the Making Room exhibition
From January to September 2013, CHPC’s Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibition ran at the Museum of the City of New York, and was an unprecedented success. The exhibition covered all aspects of our Making Room initiative to date.
We were completely overwhelmed by the visitor numbers to the exhibition. The opening reception was attended by over 1,000 industry guests—more visitors than for any other exhibition opening event in MCNY history. The first Saturday of the opening week saw a 27.6% increase in attendance …Read more
A Night at the Museum
Thank you to the board members, staff, supporters and friends who came to the Museum of the City of New York last night. We filled the museum with over 150 wonderful guests, toasted all of our successes over the past year, and even gave away a few prizes. This was one of our most successful parties to date!
Check out our Facebook page for more photos.…Read more
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