The affordable housing industry has always been considered a unique property type, with its own set of risks and limited financial rewards. But a housing shortage and an emphasis on ESG investing is pushing many traditional property companies to look for opportunities in the affordability crisis.
Join us as we take on this important topic. Our expert roundtable will discuss how innovative thinking, private/public collaboration and technology can make affordable, subsidized and workforce housing more accessible – and profitable – for new and traditional real estate investors.
Where does affordable housing fit into most real estate portfolios?
How can technology help identify hidden opportunities?
What are some ways that investors can simplify asset management?
How do transportation and sustainability affect affordable housing?
Franco has an MBA in entrepreneurship and has worked with companies on their branding and content strategy. He has worked in real estate as an agent, manager, and investor. He writes about the intersection between the physical and digital world and is a co-founder of Propmodo.
Beth Mullen, CPA, is the National Director of the Firm’s Affordable Housing Industry Practice and a member of the Project Finance and Consulting team. She has more than 30 years of experience providing consulting, tax, and accounting services to real estate owners, developers and investors. A significant portion of Beth’s time is devoted to helping clients to facilitate transactions by structuring public/private partnerships that are financed in part by Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the federal and state historic tax credit programs, opportunity zone equity, the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program, and energy tax credits.
Vik is the General Manager at Blueprint, and Chief Platform Officer of Connectiv, Blueprint’s parent company. He’s been an active principal investor & developer in residential real estate for nearly a decade, and previously the founder of Clothes Horse, a venture backed technology firm based in NYC that he led through a merger and then an exit to Rakuten. He also works as an advisor to teams at both amazing startups and the world’s largest companies to help create new businesses.
Allen is the Vice President of MRI’s Affordable and Public Housing business unit, providing strategic direction for six legacy software groups (ie. Tenmast, Happy, HAB, Lindsey, Bostonpost and IPM). Allen is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Affordable/Workforce Housing Council and a Director for New Hope.
Brad is the Founder and CEO of Common, a residential brand that designs and manages multifamily apartments. Before founding Common in early 2015, Brad was the co-founder of General Assembly, a global education institution with campuses in more than 15 cities worldwide. Brad has been named to Ernst and Young’s 2020 “Entrepreneur of the Year” award; Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment”; Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100”; and Crain’s 2017 “40 Under Forty.”