Jacob Bean represents for-profit, nonprofit, and public owners and developers
of affordable housing and mixed-use projects from application through
disposition. He focuses on finding creative and efficient solutions to the various
tax and regulatory issues presented by the federal and state tax credit and
financing programs used in affordable housing, historic rehabilitation, and
energy production projects. In particular, he works with clients to
acquire, restructure, or resyndicate troubled or at-risk affordable housing
projects throughout the country.
Prior to law school, he worked for several years in the affordable
housing industry, both as the chief underwriter of a state housing finance
agency and as a project manager for one of the nation's largest nonprofit
owners and developers of affordable housing. Both of these positions allowed him to see deals of all shapes and sizes from different perspectives, which helps
him navigate clients through the affordable housing financing process.
“LEED AP” from the United States Green Building Council
“Certified HOME Program Specialist – Regulations” from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs.