Join us for an in-depth conversation with practitioners from two high-profile public-private redevelopment projects which will deliver over 3,000 units of affordable and market-rate housing in the Boston area: Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment and Clarendon Hill. The model of private developers working with public housing authorities and residents can be complex given the numerous stakeholders involved, yet it is a powerful tool to help solve the housing crunch. Learn how these practitioners have successfully navigated the challenges so elements of this model can be utilized to make an impact on housing affordability going forward.
And don't forget about networking! This panel will be held in the meeting format which will allow attendees to see, and interact, with each other during the program.
Walker & Dunlop
Greg directs site acquisition, due diligence and financing activities for our investment projects. He is skilled at identifying promising sites for new urban neighborhoods and creating development outcomes that work for all constituencies. Greg also serves as a member of the Investment Committee. Greg has over 30 years of experience in real estate development within both the public and private sectors, with a focus on the planning and permitting of large-scale, mixed-use urban redevelopment projects. Prior to joining Redgate, Greg served as Cabinet Secretary for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was actively engaged in promoting mixed-use transit-oriented developments that included multifamily housing. Under Greg’s leadership, his office received the Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Award from the Urban Land Institute in 2013.
As a Senior Vice President, Addie is responsible for the firm’s multifamily and mixed-use investments. Over the course of her career, she has been responsible for nearly $1B in multifamily ground-up development activity in the Boston market, performing all aspects of the development process including sourcing, permitting, financing, design and construction oversight, marketing and leasing oversight, and disposition. Prior to rejoining Leggat McCall, Addie was a Senior Vice President with Pritzker Realty Group (PRG), where she was responsible for the execution of $370M of ground-up development, including a 28-story high rise in the Back Bay. Prior to PRG, she was a Director with Wood Partners, a national multifamily development company, where over the course of eight years she was responsible for the development of ten projects totaling over 1,800 units and over $500M in total cost. Addie began her career in real estate as a sustainability consultant. She originally joined LMP in 2004 in a development management role.
Joe Bamberg is Director of Planning and Development at the Boston Housing Authority, where he oversees strategic planning and real estate development initiatives aimed at preserving BHA’s portfolio of over 10,000 public housing units. Much of Joe’s work for over fifteen years has focused on the transformative redevelopment of physically distressed public housing communities across Boston, including BHA’s HOPE VI and other “mixed-finance” redevelopments. Increasingly BHA is engaged in public-private partnerships to support its entire portfolio, while furthering its core mission to provide healthy and supportive housing to low-income Bostonians. Before coming to BHA, Joe worked for a non-profit community development corporation and, prior to that, a for-profit affordable housing developer. He holds a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard.
Cory is POAH's Senior Vice President for Real Estate Development, responsible for managing POAH’s development staff of project managers, overseeing the work of the development team, and leading POAH’s most complicated acquisition and redevelopment executions. She coordinates project staffing, informs key decisions on POAH’s real estate transactions, leads training and system development for the department, and serves as a subject matter expert for staff performing predevelopment assessments, financial and programmatic structuring, and project oversight. Cory possesses a broad knowledge of complex deal structuring and layered finance, and has employed most of the available federal, state, local, private and tax credit equity resources and programs to underwrite affordable multi-family housing preservation since joining POAH as a Project Manager in 2005. During her tenure at POAH, she has led POAH’s acquisition and recapitalization of fifteen properties representing nearly $250M in total development costs across three distinct geographies. Prior to joining POAH, she worked at MMA Financial in their underwriting and asset management groups, where she managed a $275 million portfolio of tax-exempt bond issuances and performed financial analysis for corporate acquisition opportunities. Cory holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Masters in Urban Planning from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
Patrick Keefe, Director, works within the debt capital markets group in the Boston, Massachusetts office. With nearly 18 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Keefe is responsible for sourcing and structuring permanent, bridge, and construction loans for all commercial real estate property types throughout the United States. Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Keefe served as Director at HFF, where he focused on originating commercial real estate loans as well as structuring equity. He previously held several senior positions at national and regional banks and has been directly involved in over $2 billion of transactions throughout his career. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and his Master of Business Administration in finance from Boston College Carroll School of Management.