Donald Bernards, partner in the real estate 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 adept at creating a checklist of major issues for each project that can put a deal at risk. Immersed in the affordable housing practice, Don has a wide range of experience with projects, owners and investors and has built a wide network of contacts within the field. His enthusiasm and passion for the industry are infectious. “It’s not just about numbers,” he says, “it’s about the end product and growing capacity.” Don has worked on affordable housing transactions in twenty-six states.