AHF Recognizes Industry Leaders, Accomplishments

Affordable Housing Finance inducted four industry leaders into its Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. The 2011 inductees are (from left): Jack Manning, president and CEO of Boston Capital; Amy Anthony, president and founder of Preservation of Affordable Housing; the Honorable Nancy Johnson, former Congresswoman from Connecticut; and Wilfred Cooper Sr., founder and chairman of WNC & Associates, Inc.

Inductee Amy Anthony (center), president and founder of Preservation of Affordable Housing, with Christine Serlin, executive editor of Affordable Housing Finance, and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Inductee Wilfred Cooper Sr. (center), founder and chairman of WNC & Associates, Inc., with Christine Serlin, executive editor of Affordable Housing Finance, and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Inductee Nancy Johnson, the former Republican Congresswoman from Connecticut, with Christine Serlin, executive editor of Affordable Housing Finance.

Inductee Jack Manning, president and CEO of Boston Capital.

Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin (left) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Senior Vice President David Leopold (right) also honored the magazine’s fourth annual Young Leader recipients. The 2011 Young Leaders are Karyntha Cadogan, development officer at The Michaels Development Co.; Andrea Papanastassiou, director of real estate development at Eden Housing, Inc.; Jimmy Royster, development associate at The Affordable Housing Group of North Carolina; and Ken Naylor, COO at Carlisle Development Group.

Columbia Parc at the Bayou District in New Orleans was honored as both overall development and best family development in Affordable Housing Finance’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The project was developed by Columbia Residential, the Bayou District Foundation, and the Housing Authority of New Orleans. Jim Grauley, COO of Columbia Residential, thanks the audience.

Accepting the awards for Columbia Parc are Jim Grauley, COO of Columbia Residential, and Robin Keegan of the Housing Authority of New Orleans.

Two developments tied for the honor of best green development. The first winner is Branch of Hope Apartments in Chicago, which was developed by Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of Chicago. Gladys Jordan, president of Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of Chicago, accepts the award from David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The second winner in the green category is Vintage Oaks Senior Apartments in Citrus Heights, Calif., which was developed by USA Properties Fund. Pictured are Geoffrey Brown (right), president and CEO of USA Properties Fund, and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The best historic rehab honor goes to Courthouse Lofts in Kansas City, Mo., developed by The Alexander Co. Pictured are (from left) Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin; Joe Alexander, president of The Alexander Co.; Lynn Craghead, business development officer with U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp.; and Matt Meier, vice president of real estate development for The Alexander Co.

Villard Square Grandfamily Milwaukee, developed by Gorman & Co., Inc., and the Northwest Side Community Development Corp., is the winner of the master-planned/mixed-use category. Pictured are (from left) David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Ted Matkom, Gorman & Co.’s market president for Wisconsin; and Howard Snyder, executive director of the Northwest Side Community Development Corp.

The winner of the preservation category is Kukui Gardens Apartments in Honolulu, developed by EAH Housing and Devine & Gong. Marian Gushiken (right), EAH’s director of real estate development in Hawaii, accepts the award from Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin.

Foss Creek Court in Healdsburg, Calif., which was developed by Eden Housing, Inc., took the top honor in the rural category. Andrea Papanastassiou, director of real estate development at Eden Housing, Inc., accepts the award from David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The winner of the seniors category is The Coronet in San Francisco, developed by BRIDGE Housing. Cynthia Parker, president and CEO of BRIDGE Housing, accepts the award from David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The best special-needs development is Johnston Center Residences in Milwaukee, developed by Mercy Housing Lakefront. Pictured (from left) are David Lyon, Mercy Housing Lakefront’s regional director of real estate development; Cindy Holler, president of Mercy Housing Lakefront; and David Leopold, senior vice president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The honor for top urban development goes to Ten Fifty B in San Diego, developed by Affirmed Housing Group. Nicki Cometa (right), CFO of Affirmed Housing Group, accepts the award from Affordable Housing Finance Executive Editor Christine Serlin.

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