CHFA Fills Key Posts

The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) has filled three management posts.

Natasha Weaver, who has worked at CHFA for 14 years, has been named manager of tax credit allocation. She was recently the agency’s manager of program compliance.

Mark Feilmeier, who has been employed at CHFA for six years, takes over as manager of program compliance after serving as the Sec. 8 compliance manager.

In another move, Heather Staggs has become the manager of Sec. 8 compliance. Staggs rejoins the CHFA team after being recently employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She had worked at CHFA for four years as an asset management officer.

Mercy Names Division Leader

Julie Gould has been named president of Mercy Housing’s Lending and Development Consulting Division.

She will be responsible for leading the organization’s strategic healthcare partnerships, a collaboration among nine large health-care systems across the nation. Gould will also oversee the national consulting staff, new business development, and the Mercy Loan Fund, a subsidiary of Mercy Housing and a national lender to nonprofit affordable housing developers.

Gould previously worked at Fannie Mae, where she was vice president for community lending and director of multifamily tax credits.

Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit affordable housing developer headquartered in Denver.

Carlisle Hires Acquisitions Director

Carlisle Development Group, the largest developer of multifamily affordable housing in Florida, has appointed Paula J. Ingram as director of acquisitions.

In her new position, she will be responsible for acquiring distressed assets, including commercial mortgage debt. She is charged with actively seeking and closing on opportunities whereby Carlisle can capitalize on its expertise in building, financing, and managing apartments throughout Florida.

Ingram was previously director of capital markets at Cohen Financial in Miami.

S.F. Hires New Housing Chief

Henry Alvarez III is the new executive director of the San Francisco Housing Authority.

He takes over the agency’s top post after serving as the head of the San Antonio Housing Authority for the past four years.

Alvarez will be charged with reforming the agency and rebuilding some of its public housing units.

Homestead Names President

Tobias W. Washington Jr. has accepted the position of president of Homestead Capital, a Portland, Ore.- based nonprofit syndicator of low-income housing tax credits.

Washington was recently a senior development officer with Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., where he was responsible for acquisitions throughout the South.

MBS Makes Moves in L.A.

McCormack Baron Salazar, a national developer of mixed-income housing, recently announced new leadership for the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Daniel Falcon Jr. has been appointed senior vice president and manager. Since joining the firm four years ago, he has overseen planning and development activities for mixed-used communities with more than 1,000 residential units. In his new capacity, Falcon will be directly responsible for the day-today operations of the office, as well as all development activities in Southern California.

The new appointment will allow Principal Tony Salazar to focus on new business development for the firm nationwide.

The firm also announced the addition of Louis A. Bernardy to the Los Angeles office. He will serve as a vice president and will be responsible for all phases of project management, as well as new business development. He was formerly president of the L.A. Housing Partnership.

HUD Gets New Leaders

Susan Peppler is the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) new assistant secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development. She recently served as deputy associate administrator in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the General Services Administration. Prior to that, she was mayor of Redlands, Calif.

Sheila M. Greenwood has become assistant secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. She had been HUD’s deputy chief of staff since last October.

David Horne has become chief of staff and will oversee day-to-day management of HUD’s $40 billion budget and 9,300 employees. He served as chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio (RN. Y.).