DELIVERING AFFORDABLE AND
A Discussion Panel Moderated by Professor Nicolas P. Retsinas
Director, Harvard University Joint Center For Housing Studies
Professor, Harvard Business School
Gund Hall, Portico 123
Tuesday, April 20th, 6:30 – 8:30
networking reception to follow
President, New Atlantic Development
Peter Roth is a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Founder & President of the New Atlantic Development Company, a Boston-based development company focused on adaptive re-use, historic preservation, affordable housing, and community economic development. His work particularly emphasizes service-enriched housing for special needs populations. Mr. Roth earned Master’s degrees in both Architecture and Real Estate Development from MIT.
Executive Director, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
Mr. Thal has been active in the community development movement for more than 25 years, and assumed his current role as Executive Director of the JPNDC in 1994. The JPNDC’s mission is to promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people. The JPNDC has become one of the most successful non-profit CDCs in the state, developing more than 480 homes and creating more than 1000 jobs.
Joseph L. Flatley
President and CEO, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
Joe Flatley has led the MHIC since it was founded in 1990 as a private non-profit whose mission is to be an innovative financier of affordable housing and community development. Since its inception, MHIC has invested over $1.35 billion in 320 projects for the creation of more than 13,500 units of affordable housing, and more than one million square feet of commercial space, and has been a leader in the creative utilization of the New Markets Tax Credit program. Mr. Flatley is a graduate of MIT and Harvard University, where he earned degrees in city planning.
Lark Jurev Palermo
President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston
Ms. Palermo was appointed as President and CEO of Habitat Greater Boston in November, 2005. Prior to joining Habitat, she was General Counsel at The Community Builders, a nonprofit affordable housing development company. She is the former Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and a former partner in the real estate department of WilmerHale, LLP. She is currently a Trustee at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and is a graduate of Boston University and Suffolk University Law School.
Chief Operating Officer and Loan Fund President, Boston Community Capital
Ms. Regan joined Boston Community Capital in 2005. As Chief Operating Officer, she provides leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, financial management and budgeting efforts of the organization. As President of the Loan Fund, she has overall responsibility for the Loan Fund’s lending activities. Becky brings to her position more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, with a focus on community development.