Building a Foundation: An Overview of the Development Lifecycle

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Baker Tilly and HAI Group are pleased to offer our upcoming webinar: Building a Foundation: An Overview of the Development Lifecycle

This first session in our Optimizing your portfolio: A development guide for PHAs series is designed to provide Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) with an overview of the development lifecycle and explore the six stages of housing development. The session will cover the core competencies and other foundational components that housing agencies need to navigate the housing development process, and will provide tips and best practices along the way. Participants will walk away with valuable information on various aspects of how this process works, and the roles and responsibilities they must understand in order to be well-prepared.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Navigate pillars for success throughout the stages of housing development
  • Incorporate best practices for development within their organization
  • Assess project viability with consideration of various affordable housing programs
  • Determine timelines and key milestones


Housing agency executives, management, development directors, human resource directors


Brian Robinson, Director, Strategic Capital Solutions
HAI Group
Brian Robinson, Director of Strategic Capital Solutions at Housing Alliance Group, HAI Group's Capital Solution is responsible for leading the company’s new initiatives of developing and implementing financial products to support public housing agencies’ redevelopment efforts. 

Don Bernards, CPA, Partner
Baker Tilly
Don Bernards, partner in the real estate transactions group with Baker Tilly, has been active in many aspects of affordable housing since 1999. He is well-versed in structuring affordable housing transactions, including the tax issues. Don is also part of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) technical assistance team providing Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) technical assistance nationwide to housing authorities.