AHF Live Awards Luncheon

Affordable Housing Finance honored its 2012 Hall of Fame inductees, Young Leaders, and Readers’ Choice winners at a luncheon concluding AHF Live: The 2012 Affordable Housing Developers’ Summit on Nov. 16 in Chicago. The luncheon was sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. View the slideshow to see the recipients.

Affordable Housing Hall of Fame inductee Michael Bodaken, president of the National Housing Trust.

Affordable Housing Hall of Fame inductee Patrick Clancy, former president and CEO of The Community Builders.

Affordable Housing Hall of Fame inductee Michael Levitt (center), founder of The Michaels Organization, with Christine Serlin, executive editor of Affordable Housing Finance, and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Sen. Olympia Snowe addresses the luncheon audience via video.

Bob Moss (center), senior vice president of Boston Capital, accepts Sen. Olympia Snowe’s award on her behalf from Christine Serlin, executive editor of Affordable Housing Finance, and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin (right) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Senior Vice President David Leopold (left) also honored the magazine’s fifth annual Young Leader recipients. The 2012 Young Leaders are Natalia Williams, vice president of finance for Bayside Communities; Ginger Hitzke, president of Hitzke Development Corp.; Mickey Northcutt, executive director of North Shore CDC; Michael Gilliard, former senior real estate development project manager for Habitat for Humanity New York City; and Terce Sandifer, senior vice president at Union Bank.

Emerald Springs in Detroit was honored as both overall development and best family development in Affordable Housing Finance’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The project was developed by Unified Property Group and the Detroit Housing Commission. Pictured are (from left) David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Nick Kolb, Unified development officer; Teanisha Eli, Detroit Housing Commission director of development; Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin; and Steve Falcone, Unified president.

The winner in the green category is M Station in Austin, Texas, which was developed by Foundation Communities. Pictured are Walter Moreau (right), executive director of Foundation Communities, and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The best historic rehab honor goes to Saint Luke’s Manor in Cleveland, developed by Pennrose Properties, LLC, and Neighborhood Progress, Inc. Pictured are Ryan Bailey (center), a Pennrose development officer; Sean Thomas from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency; and Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin.

Savannah Gardens in Savannah, Ga., developed by Mercy Housing Southeast, Inc., is the winner of the master-planned/mixed-use category. Pictured are Kris Bryant (right), project developer for Mercy Housing Southeast, and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The winner of the preservation category is Harold Washington Apartments in Chicago, developed by Mercy Housing Lakefront. Cindy Holler (left), president of Mercy Housing Lakefront, accepts the award from Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin.

Alta Vista de la Montana in Delta, Colo., which was developed by Community Resources and Housing Development Corp., took the top honor in the rural category. Robin Wolff, director of marketing and resource development at Community Resources and Housing Development Corp., accepts the award from David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The winner of the seniors category is Fair Oaks Plaza in Sunnyvale, Calif., developed by MidPen Housing Corp. Abby Goldware (right), a project manager at MidPen Housing, accepts the award from Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin.

The best special-needs development is The Commons at Livingston in Columbus, Ohio, developed by National Church Residences. Pictured are Michelle Norris, senior vice president and chief development officer at National Church Residences; Sean Thomas (center) from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency; and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The honor for top urban development goes to The Homes at Old Colony in South Boston, Mass., developed by Beacon Communities Development, LLC, in partnership with the Boston Housing Authority. Accepting the award from Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin are Pamela Goodman (center), president of Beacon, and Darcy Jameson (right), project director.

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