Zeilinger to Head USICH

Laura Green Zeilinger has been appointed executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), moving up from deputy director.

She had been managing the implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, an effort that includes coordinating federal homelessness policies among 19 departments and agencies. Prior to joining USICH in 2011, she was deputy director for program operations at the District of Columbia Department of Human Services.

Zeilinger will replace Barbara Poppe, who leaves the post in March after four years.

Satellite Names COO

Tom Earley has become the first COO at Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA), where he will supervise resident services, property management, human resources, and operations.

Earley joins the affordable housing developer and owner after 13 years with BRIDGE Housing.

Based in Berkeley, Calif., SAHA operates 56 communities and provides services to more than 2,700 households. It was formed by the recent merger of Satellite Housing and Affordable Housing Associates.

National CORE Hires COO

Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo has been appointed COO of National Community Renaissance (CORE), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developers.

Pinedo recently served as associate superintendent of business services and economic development for the Chaffey Community College District.

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based CORE manages nearly 9,000 housing units across four states.

Boston Financial Adds to Syndication Team

Kim McLaughlin has become senior vice president of syndication at Boston Financial Investment Management.

McLaughlin joins the firm from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she handled low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) originations along the East Coast. In her new role at Boston Financial, she will be responsible for managing investor relationships.

CREA Announces Acquisitions Director

Charles G. Anderson has been promoted to director of acquisitions at City Real Estate Advisors in Indianapolis.

He will be responsible for overseeing originations for the firm’s LIHTC platform and coordinating the efforts of the origination staff. Anderson joined CREA in 2007 and was recently senior vice president.

Lancaster Pollard Expands Affordable Housing Group

Lisa Vecchietti has joined Lancaster Pollard to expand the firm’s investment and mortgage banking finance activities for income-restricted and subsidized rental properties.

She will be responsible for clients in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas. She will be based in the firm’s Austin, Texas, office.

Vecchietti previously worked at Apartment Realty Advisors as a senior financial analyst in its affordable housing group. She also worked for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in various roles, including program administrator in the Tax Credit Assistance Program.

Dosen Joins Alliant Capital

Amy Dosen, a veteran of the housing tax credit industry, has joined LIHTC syndicator Alliant Capital as senior vice president of originations.

She previously served as a vice president at WNC and equity sales manager at Key Community Development Corp.

Nixon Peabody Expands Tax Credit Practice

Rajesh Bandla has joined Nixon Peabody’s tax credit finance and syndication practice in New York City, focusing on housing tax credits.

Bandla previously worked at Invest Detroit, an organization that promotes economic development within the city of Detroit, and as an associate at Proskauer Rose.

Bellwether Enterprise Announces Three Hires

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, the commercial and multifamily mortgage banking subsidiary of Enterprise Community Investment, has made three new hires.

Jonathan Futrell, formerly an assistant vice president at Red Capital, joins as a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) underwriter with experience in both refinance and new construction products. Futrell will be located in Charlotte, N.C.

Christina Ryan joins Bellwether Enterprise as an analyst with experience in multifamily, student, and seniors housing within both Fannie Mae and FHA product lines. Formerly an analyst at Red Capital, Ryan will be central in the training of other analysts on the FHA loan programs. She will also work in the Charlotte office.

Heather Cox will support the affordable housing underwriting efforts as a loan processor. She comes to Bellwether Enterprise from Red Capital and will work in Bellwether’s Columbus, Ohio, office.

Toni Jackson Joins New Firm

Antoinette “Toni” M. Jackson has joined Jones Walker’s real estate practice group as a partner and member of the affordable housing team. She is based in the Houston office.

She was most recently a director at the Coats Rose law firm.

Jackson has more than 20 years of real estate law experience in both the private and public sector, focusing primarily in commercial and affordable housing transactions. She currently practices in the areas of commercial real estate development and affordable housing financing, representing both for-profit and nonprofit developers and public housing agencies.

Pennrose Management Hires President

Lee John Felgar has been named president of Pennrose Management Co.(PMC), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pennrose Properties.

He will oversee the company’s management services for its more than 150 affordable, market-rate and senior residential communities in nine states.

Felgar joins PMC after serving as president of Boston-based Preservation Housing Management, the housing operations company of Preservation of Affordable Housing. Before that, he held senior executive positions with Volunteers of America and other conventional and affordable multifamily housing companies.

McShane Construction Announces Promotions

Mathew R. Dougherty has been promoted to executive vice president and regional manager of McShane Construction Co.’s Rosemont, Ill.’s headquarters. A 14-year veteran of the company, he recently served as vice president.

In his new post, Dougherty will be responsible for the management of McShane’s project management personnel and support teams, the development and expansion of new business opportunities, and the strategic planning and execution of the firm’s growth within the Midwest. At McShane, he has worked on numerous construction projects from affordable and supportive housing to luxury apartments and mixed-use complexes.

In other moves, McShane promoted Anthony V. Cincinelli from project executive to director of business development at the firm’s headquarters. He will secure new assignments across different market segments, including multifamily.

James N. Robinson Jr. was promoted to project executive. He will lead a team specializing in the multifamily and senior-living projects.

Greystone Adds to Team

John Marr has joined Greystone as a managing director to boost loan origination in the Northeast and Midwest. He will focus on originating debt-financing solutions utilizing the firm’s  multiple lending platforms.

Based in Connecticut, Marr joins Greystone from Alliant/ACRE Capital, where he served as senior vice president.

Arbor Appoints V.P.

Patrick Boyle has been appointed vice president at Arbor Commercial Mortgage. Based in Bel Air, Md., he is responsible for originating multifamily loans nationwide, utilizing the firm’s entire product line.

Boyle recently served as vice president of a private Washington, D.C.-based lender specializing in commercial real estate financings nationwide.

ULI Names Senior Visiting Fellow

Michelle McDonough Winters, president of Winters Community Strategies and former senior manager for green strategies at NeighborWorks America, has joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as a senior visiting fellow.

Winters, who has worked for nearly two decades on issues such as housing finance and policy, will participate in a range of research and events in order to advance ULI’s housing initiatives. She will help the Terwilliger Center conduct research on housing markets, policies and best practices with a focus on affordable rental housing.