The Business of Affordable Housing: Insights into Planning, Financing and Development

Please join San Jose State University's Urban Planning Coalition (UPC) speaker series to discuss "The Business of Affordable Housing: Insights into Planning, Financing and Development." with Perter Vogel of ROEM Builders in Santa Clara. ************************************************************************************ Peter Vogel, ROEM Builders Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 - 9 p.m. Clark Hall's "Fish Bowl" (Room 100H), San Jose State University SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RSVP! ************************************************************************************ How do you make much-needed affordable housing a reality? This presentation will address the roles and responsibilities of private developers and the public sector as they relate to the planning, financing, development, construction and management of new affordable housing in California. Special attention will be paid to the methods being used to finance low-income housing developments in today’s unfavorable economic climate. Attendees will learn the basics of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt Bonds and how these programs have reshaped the affordable housing industry over the past 20 years. The presentation will also cover topics such as: site selection, entitlements, project design, community outreach, and sustainability. Participants will walk away with a solid understanding of how affordable housing deals get done. Brief Bio: Peter Vogel is a Development Associate at ROEM Development Corporation, one of Northern California’s premier affordable housing developers. Over the past nine years, ROEM has successfully created over 1,400 units of quality affordable housing for low-income families and seniors here in the San Jose area. Since joining the company in July 2008, Peter has overseen the planning and financing of five new affordable housing projects totaling 380 units. Peter’s areas of focus include: pro forma and feasibility analysis, project underwriting, budgeting, debt and equity sourcing, and the securing of government loans and grants at the Federal, State and Local level. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.

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