Webinar: Debt Market Update & Latest Executions
October 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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What We Will Cover:
This webinar will include a legislative update, including the proposed competing PAB uses, 50% test changes and recycling rules. Interest rate trends and bond market dynamics will also be discussed. Additionally, panelists will review case studies on popular bond executions.
Who Should Participate?
Developers, Property Owners, Consultants, Advisors, Attorneys
10:00 am – Introductions
10:05 am – Presentation
11:15 am – Q&A
11:30 am – End
Moderator & Panelists
Greg Goldberg, RBC Capital Markets Community Investments
Greg Goldberg has arranged financings for hundreds of affordable LIHTC, mixed-income and senior housing projects as well as community facilities with an aggregate par value of over $3 Billion. Mr. Goldberg has served as underwriter on both tax-exempt and taxable financing structures utilizing public offering as well as private placement / direct purchase executions. His expertise includes financings utilizing FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank, and Bond Insured financing programs. Most recently, Mr. Goldberg has specialized in bond recycling techniques for workforce and “80/20” developments and not-for-profit developments financed with multifamily non-rated tax-exempt bonds. His clients include both for profit and nonprofit developers, state and local Issuers, and Housing Authorities.
Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Mr. Goldberg was employed by Citi Community Capital and its predecessor firms, Capmark Finance, and Newman & Associates for nearly two decades. Earlier in his career, he was a seniors housing developer and a financial advisor to non-profit retirement community sponsors. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder and his MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. As a registered representative, Mr. Goldberg holds both Series 7 and a Series 63 licenses from FINRA.
Ethan Ostrow, Norris, George & Ostrow, PLLC
Ethan Ostrow, a founding partner of Norris George & Ostrow PLLC, has practiced with Messrs. Norris and George since July, 2013. Mr. Ostrow has served as underwriter’s counsel, purchaser’s counsel and issuer’s counsel in connection with a range of tax-exempt and taxable affordable multifamily housing bonds and loans, including public offerings and private placements of rated as well as unrated bonds. These financings have involved loans and mortgage backed securities backed by FHA, Ginnie Mae (GNMA), Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other credit providers.
Mr. Ostrow worked with Mr. Norris, Fannie Mae and its counsel and other parties in developing the structure and documentation for Fannie M.TEBs tax-exempt bond product, and in serving as underwriter’s counsel on the first transaction for a project in Chicago called Fullerton Court Apartments closed in January, 2015, and in the next eight such financings closed over the ensuing two and a half years. He is also a leading underwriter’s counsel on financings which use short-term cash-backed tax-exempt bonds to provide 4% low income housing tax credits on projects using low-rate taxable FHA and other taxable loans in the current interest rate environment.
Prior to July, 2013, Mr. Ostrow served as counsel with several major Chicago based firms to a range of parties in real estate and real estate financing transactions, with particular focus on distressed situations, in which he has represented Chapter 11 debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditor committees, equity holders, and asset purchasers, as well as parties to bankruptcy-related litigation in bankruptcy courts throughout the country. He has advised clients and investors in industries ranging from telecommunications to healthcare.
Mr. Ostrow also has significant experience in the area of asset-backed securitization, including several SEC-registered offerings under Regulation AB and Rule 144A placements of fixed and floating rate bonds secured by receivables derived from retail installment sale contracts and loans.
Mr. Ostrow graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1996 with a B.A. in Russian and History. In 2003, he received his Masters in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and in 2006, he received a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, the Wisconsin Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the bars of the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.
Michael Hopps, R4 Capital
Michael Hopps is an Associate on R4 Capital Funding’s tax-exempt originations team. Since joining R4 Capital Funding in 2017, Mike has worked on the origination and execution of over $700 million in private placement tax-exempt and taxable mortgage debt for 4% tax credit transactions, representing over 4,500 units across 12 states.
In his current capacity at R4CF, Mike specializes in the origination, structuring, and public sector coordination required to create and preserve affordable rental housing, with a primary focus on the Southwest and Southeast United States. Previously, Mike worked as a public accountant for a regional Tampa-based accounting firm, focusing on corporate and individual tax matters.
Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of South Florida.