Brinshore Boosts Texas Team

Emily Abeln has been named senior vice president of development at affordable housing firm Brinshore Development.

Emily Abeln
Emily Abeln

She is based in the company’s Houston office, where she will direct the development process, including predevelopment, design, financing, public policy, entitlement and permitting, and community outreach.

Abeln will take the lead on Brinshore’s Texas multifamily projects under development. Additionally, she will manage future development opportunities in the region as well as establish a permanent presence for the company in Houston.

Abeln joins Brinshore with 17 years of nonprofit real estate experience, ranging from property management to federal compliance oversight to development. She spent the last 10 years as vice president of real estate and corporate secretary for New Hope Housing.

Headquartered in Illinois, Brinshore’s portfolio includes 10,000 affordable rental housing units valued at more than $1.5 billion in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Homeport Names VP of Real Estate Development

Aaron Wasserman has been appointed vice president, real estate development, at Homeport, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Columbus, Ohio. The position was previously held by Leah F. Evans, who has become Homeport’s president and CEO.

Aaron Wasserman
Aaron Wasserman

Wasserman joins the organization from the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, where he was an underwriting analyst, financing a wide range of affordable housing in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Previously, he was director of real estate development for The Neighborhood Developers, a NeighborWorks America organization in Boston.

LIHTC Veterans Champy and Pereira Join CREA

Brenda Champy, executive vice president of acquisitions, and Tom Pereira, executive vice president of syndications and business development, have joined CREA. Their appointments support the strategic expansion and growth goals that strengthen the company’s acquisition and syndication platforms.

Brenda Champy
Brenda Champy

Champy recently served as senior vice president, director of acquisitions, at a national low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndicator and was responsible for managing acquisition efforts by leading the originations team, overseeing account managers, and collaborating with sales and capital teams to optimize deal placement. Prior to that, she spent 15 years managing nine deal teams and overseeing the screening of all LIHTC investment risk parameters relative to guidelines, while assessing specific risk sensitivities of investors.

Tom Pereira
Tom Pereira

Pereira recently served as senior vice president, director of investor relations, at a national LIHTC syndicator, where he was responsible for identifying and securing institutional capital for national and regional multi-investor and proprietary fund offerings. Prior to that, he spent 17 years serving as senior vice president, director of sales and structured finance, directing the sales efforts by working closely with the acquisitions team to grow new investor initiatives and expand the syndications platform.A LIHTC syndicator, CREA has raised over $8.3 billion in equity from its investors and manages funds on their behalf. The firm is headquartered in Indianapolis and has offices in Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; New York City; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; and Sarasota, Florida.

Nuveen Appoints Head of Asset Management

Jason Acosta has joined Nuveen Real Estate as senior director, head of asset management. He will work to drive consistent, proactive asset management and ensure resources are allocated optimally across the entire portfolio. Acosta is based in Newport Beach, California.

Jason Acosta
Jason Acosta

The head of asset management is responsible for preserving the affordability of the Nuveen Real Estate Impact portfolio of apartment communities to represent the financial goals and social mission of Nuveen Real Estate. The company is one of the largest global housing investors, a TIAA Company.

Acosta was previously with the Foundation for Affordable Housing.

Fairfield Homes and Gorsuch Construction Hire VP

Pamela Harris has joined the executive leadership team at Fairfield Homes and Gorsuch Construction as vice president of operations.

Pamela Harris
Pamela Harris

She will oversee all aspects of Gorsuch Construction, including talent management, business development, operational excellence, financial management, safety and compliance, and ensure that quality construction is delivered to clients on time and within budget. Harris will also serve as a strategic adviser and mentor to human resources operations for the sister companies. She will be responsible for setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies, procedures, and best practices, and identifying and implementing long-range strategic talent management goals.

Previously, Harris worked 17 years for LBC, the largest U.S. supplier of charitable gaming products.

Fairfield Homes is a full-service property management company present in over 113 communities with more than 4,700 units throughout Ohio and in neighboring states across the Midwest. It specializes in the development, construction, and management of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.

HousingToHome Names CEO

Hannagh Jacobsen has been named CEO of HousingToHome (HTH), which provides resident and commercial relocation, resident engagement, and other services to owners and residents of affordable, public, and mixed-use housing throughout the country.

Hannagh Jacobsen
Hannagh Jacobsen

A co-founder and co-owner of the firm, Jacobsen is experienced in various local, state, and federal resident relocation guidelines including Uniform Relocation Act, Section 18 Demolition/Disposition, and Rental Assistance Demonstration regulations and compliance.

Katie Provencher, co-founder and co-owner of HTH, will continue to lead the organization with Jacobsen.

NewPoint Expands Senior Housing Financing Platform

NewPoint Real Estate Capital has hired Sean Huntsman as senior managing director, seniors housing originations, and Katherine Stewart as managing director and lead for the company’s seniors housing agency platform.

They expand NewPoint’s senior housing and health care lending platform, which aims to meet the capital needs of investors and operators across the full continuum of care.

The team will target expansion into the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seniors housing space in addition to originating proprietary bridge loan solutions for independent and assisted living properties. Huntsman and Stewart will be based in NewPoint’s Southern California office.

With a career origination volume totaling more than $5 billion, Huntsman brings more than 30 years of experience originating agency, bridge, and construction loans for multifamily and seniors housing communities. He joins NewPoint from M&T Realty Capital Corp., where, as executive managing director, he expanded the bank’s West Coast health care lending group.

Stewart has over 20 years of real estate lending experience, 15 of which have focused on building and managing agency seniors housing platforms. She has analyzed over 1,500 transactions during her career and has been instrumental in the origination and closing of over $2 billion in seniors housing loans. She joins NewPoint from M&T Realty Capital Corp., where she was a senior vice president focused on structuring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debt products.