On April 29, 2015, CHPC hosted its 56th Annual Luncheon at the Times Square Marriott Marquis. The luncheon brought together 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.
View the full 56th Annual Luncheon program here.
Assistant Commissioner of Special Needs Housing
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Ms. Katz began her career with HPD in 2003, and started as the Production Manager for Special Needs Housing. At that time, the department was producing 400 to500 supportive housing units per year; it now produces over 1,000. Ms. Katz believes that “even those with the most severe set of challenges can be very successful in supportive housing.” Due in no small part to the on-the ground experience and dedication of Ms. Katz and others, and the recognized importance of collaboration among organizations, supportive housing in general has undergone many changes in the past ten years.
Alan Wiener, Head of Multifamily Capital
Over the past five years Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital has made available $7 billion in permanent loans in New York City. They have provided $1.5 billion in financing for
affordable units and $900 million in direct low income housing tax credit purchases. Wells Fargo has also been responsible for $3 billion in construction lending. The volume of this investment demonstrates the commitment
that Wells Fargo has to fostering growth of affordable housing in New York City.
Alan Wiener is the group head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, which is based in New York. Alan has dedicated his career to working housing and community development in both the public and private sectors.
NIXON PEABODY AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP
Each member of the Nixon Peabody team brings a level of expertise that enables them to work together to suit a wide range of client needs. Many members of Nixon Peabody’s affordable housing group started at housing
practitioners, either at a city agency or in the affordable housing sector before and after law school. Nixon Peabody is one of the first practices of its kind to hire non-lawyers in order to better understand the policy side of law and better advise clients. Their innovative approach is strengthened by a highly collaborative environment.
“The most rewarding aspect of our job is creating
units for affordable [housing] residents,” says Joe
Lynch, Office Managing Partner.
Deputy Director for Strategic Planning, NYC Department of City Planning
Howard Slatkin 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, he left the study of physics, which seeks to explain how matter behaves, for
history, which seeks to explain how behavior matters. Mr. Slatkin is from northern New Jersey, moved to New York City soon after graduation, and quickly became fascinated with the urban energy and complex life of the city. “There is something here,” he said “that doesn’t exist elsewhere, and you don’t really understand it until you’ve found it.”
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Slater & Beckerman LLP
The Arker Companies
Bell Urban LLC/ B&B Supportive LLC
Benchmark Title Agency LLC
Bryan Cave LLP
Capital One Bank
Cannon Heyman & Weiss LLP/ Jones Day
Center Development Corporation
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Citi Community Capital
Community Preservation Corporation
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
The Durst Organization
ELH Mgmt. LLC
FXFOWLE Architects LLP
GF55 Partners/ RKTB Architects
Greenberg Trauring LLP
Grenadier Realty Corporation
Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP
Holland & Knight
Hudson Companies Inc.
Hudson Housing Capital
Jonathan Rose Companies
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
MacQuesten Development Corporation
McLaughlin & Stern LLP
New York State Homes and Community Renewal
Omni New York LLC
POKO Partners LLC
Property Resources Corporation
Real Estate Board of New York
Red Stone Equity Partners