I enjoy the teamwork aspect of closing a deal and knowing we've accomplished something meaningful.
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DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1996
DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1996
Pepperdine University, B.S., Business Administration, 1993
Having come from the developer side of affordable housing and tax credit transactions, I know the importance of practicality in every aspect of a deal. I represent my clients with a full understanding of the business pressures they face, and do everything I can to make sure their deals make sense for their goals, and close in an efficient and timely manner. I am primarily a deal facilitator, but can be tough when necessary. In negotiations, I know the importance of focusing on real-world issues and would rather budge on abstract concepts of less significance then to see a deal not get done.
Outside of work, I spend half my time refereeing my three kids and delivering them to sporting activities, and I also love to workout, when I can.
I represent for-profit and non-profit developers in general real estate issues, and focus on affordable housing projects financed with low income housing tax credits, tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds, and multiple layers of subordinate debt.
My background includes five years as a senior project manager for a development company, where I led multiple multi-million dollar affordable housing development projects from inception through construction, lease-up, and stabilization for one of the nation’s leading partners in affordable housing. As vice president for a residential property company, I managed mixed-financed master planned communities throughout the development process, including financial projections, acquisition, entitlements, procurement of financing, public subsidies and outside equity derived from low income housing tax credits, document negotiations and construction coordination.