Affordable Housing Finance Honors 2015 Award Winners

The magazine celebrates its Hall of Fame inductees, Young Leaders, and the nation's top affordable housing developments at AHF Live at the Fairmont Millennium Park in Chicago in November.

Affordable Housing Finance honored its 2015 Hall of Fame inductees, Young Leaders, and Readers’ Choice winners at AHF Live: The Affordable Housing Developers Summit on Nov. 19 at the Fairmont Millennium Park in Chicago. The awards ceremony was sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. View the slideshow to see the recipients.

A highlight of the Affordable Housing Finance Awards Ceremony was the induction of four industry leaders into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. The 2015 inductees are, from left, Willie Jones, retired senior vice president of The Community Builders; Sheila Crowley, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition; Jim Chandler, low-income housing tax credit director at the Virginia Housing Development Authority; and Bob Moss, principal and national director of governmental affairs at CohnReznick.

Affordable Housing Finance publisher Rob Britt (right) also honored the magazine's eighth annual Young Leader recipients. The 2015 Young Leaders are, from left, Michael Duffy, senior vice president at McCormack Baron Salazar; Andrew Bailey, executive vice president of development at The Millennia Cos.; Sasha-Gaye Angus, vice president at Telesis Corp. and former vice president of development at Michaels Development Co.; Karla Burck, vice president of acquisitions for Herman & Kittle Properties; Matt Rule, vice president of affordable housing development at National Church Residences; and John Wiechmann, president and CEO of Midwest Housing Equity Group.

The overall award winner in Affordable Housing Finance's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards is Woodrow Wilson Commons, developed by Pennrose Properties and Maestro Community Development Corp., in Long Branch, N.J. From left, Pennrose senior developer Jacob Fisher, City of Long Branch Housing Authority executive director Tyrone Garrett, and Pennrose senior vice president and partner Tim Henkel accept the award from AHF publisher Rob Britt.

The winner of the family category is BRIDGE Housing's Sage Park Apartments in Los Angeles. From left, Whitney Weller, senior vice president, and Anna Slaby, senior project manager at BRIDGE, accept the award from Affordable Housing Finance publisher Rob Britt.

Dominium's A-Mill Artist Lofts in Minneapolis takes the top honor in the historic rehab category. From right,  Mark Moorhouse, senior vice president and partner at Dominium, and co-managing partner Paul Sween accept the award from Sindy Spivak, senior credit products manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Co-developed by The Community Builders (TCB), Skilken, and TROY Enterprises, Shops and Lofts at 47 in Chicago is honored as best master-planned/mixed-use development. From left, Will Woodley, director for development of TCB's Chicago office, and Frank Petruziello, president of development services for Skilken, accept the award from  Affordable Housing Finance publisher Rob Britt. 

The winner of the preservation category is Azusa Apartments, developed by Community HousingWorks, in Azusa, Calif. Lisa Huff (right), project manager for Community HousingWorks, accepts the award from Sindy Spivak, senior credit products manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The winner of the public housing redevelopment category is Rush Crossing, developed by Pennrose Properties and the Trenton Housing Authority, in Newark. Tim Henkel (left), senior vice president and partner at Pennrose, accepts the award from Affordable Housing Finance publisher Rob Britt.

The honor for top rural development goes to Homes for America's Seton Village in Emmitsburg, Md. From right, Diane Clyde, vice president for real estate development at Homes for America, and Kathy Ebner, director of asset management, accept the award from  Sindy Spivak, senior credit products manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.   

The winner of the seniors category is Vera Haile Senior Housing, developed by Mercy Housing California, in San Francisco. From left, housing developer Ileah Lavora, housing developer Sharon Christen, and Mercy Housing president and CEO Jane Graf accept the award from Affordable Housing Finance publisher Rob Britt.

Taking the top honor in the special-needs category is SKA Marin's Metro East 99th Street in New York City.  Sydelle Knepper, SKA Marin CEO and founder, accepts the award from Sindy Spivak, senior credit products manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The winner of the urban category is Hope Manor II, developed by Volunteers of America of Illinois and Volunteers of America National Services, in Chicago. From left, Pat Sheridan, executive vice president of housing for Volunteers of America, and Nancy Hughes Moyer, president and CEO of Volunteers of America of Illinois, accept the award from Affordable Housing Finance publisher Rob Britt.

The Affordable Housing Finance editors have selected Uptown Lofts on Fifth, developed by ACTION-Housing, in Pittsburgh as their Editors' Choice Award.  Linda Metropulos (right), ACTION-Housing's director of housing and neighborhood development, accepts the award from Sindy Spivak, senior credit products manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

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