Centerline Announces CFO

Michael P. Larsen has become CFO of Centerline Capital Group.

In his new role, he will continue with the key responsibilities he held as treasurer and director of corporate finance.

His job expands to include all treasury, corporate finance, accounting, tax, and risk functions. Larsen becomes a managing director and joins Centerline's executive committee.

Larsen takes over the post from Robert Levy, who continued to serve as CFO when he became president in 2010. Levy remains president and COO.

Jacobs Rejoins NEF

Michael A. Jacobs has been named senior vice president and head of the acquisitions group at National Equity Fund, Inc (NEF). He will oversee the acquisition of low-income housing tax credit properties throughout the United States.

He recently served as vice president at Alliant Capital. Jacobs is returning to NEF, where he worked for more than 11 years and was the Midwest region vice president of acquisitions.

B. Rallis
B. Rallis

Rallis Named COO of Bayside

Basil Rallis has become COO of Bayside Communities, LLC, where he will help the new company grow by acquiring additional properties and expanding operations throughout the country, with an emphasis on the Southwest and the East Coast.

Rallis has been a managing director at the Oakland, Calif.-based firm since 2010 and assisted Bayside in acquiring the affordable housing portfolio and management operations of bankrupt A.F. Evans Co.

Previously, he was director and head of acquisitions for Cascade Affordable Housing.

D. Lacki
D. Lacki

Lancaster Pollard Hires Affordable Housing Director

David Lacki has been named managing director of Lancaster Pollard's affordable housing group.

He will lead a national effort to expand the firm's investment and mortgage banking activities for affordable rental properties. Lacki previously served as a director at RBC Capital Markets.

Wehrwein Joins NeighborWorks

C. Wehrwein
C. Wehrwein

Charles “Chuck” Wehrwein has joined NeighborWorks America as COO. He will oversee the divisions of field operations, national initiatives and applied research, training, organizational assessment, and information management.

He joins the organization from the Housing Partnership Network, where he was president of the Housing Partnership Exchange. From 2000 to 2007, he was senior vice president for strategic development initiatives at Mercy Housing.

Community Preservation Corp. Makes Executive Team Moves

Several key personnel moves have been made at The Community Preservation Corp. (CPC), a nonprofit lender for affordable housing throughout New York.

Miriam Kulnis has joined the company as chief risk officer. She was previously with JPMorgan Chase Bank, where she was executive director in the Special Credits Group.

Sadie McKeown has been promoted to COO. She was senior vice president and regional director in CPC's Hudson Valley region.

Kevin Moran will continue his role as CFO, with the additional responsibility of managing the IT and loan servicing departments.

Jaime Sharrock has joined as chief of staff to Rafael E. Cestero, president and CEO. She was recently deputy chief of staff to the commissioner at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

NHC Names President and CEO

Chris Estes has been named president and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC), a longtime affordable housing advocacy group. Estes will lead the organization's policy and advocacy work in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. He will also work closely with NHC's affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy.

He joins NHC after leading the North Carolina Housing Coalition since 2003.

Maureen Friar resigned as president and CEO last year. Jeanne Engel then served as interim leader.


Andre Perry has joined the Los Angeles Housing Partnership (LAHP) as president and CEO.

Prior to joining LAHP, he was manager of the real estate development department at Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic, Inc.

Charles Kim has also joined the nonprofit development firm as portfolio asset manager. He previously worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Los Angeles multifamily hub.