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BuzzHouse: What municipalities want multifamily housing developers to know

Baker Tilly’s podcast series specifically for professionals in the multifamily housing industry

What effects will COVID-19 have on available multifamily housing funding by municipalities? What strategies are municipalities bringing to the table? What information should developers provide to municipalities when starting projects? Baker Tilly’s municipal advisors Terri Heaton and Mikaela Huot join our hosts to discuss multifamily housing from a municipality viewpoint and everything municipalities want you to know as a developer. They will answer these questions and more to prepare you for your next public housing project.


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Special guest:

Terri Heaton, Principal at Baker Tilly

Terri Heaton has more than 30 years of experience in local government finance and economic development. Her primary focus is with metropolitan suburbs and regional centers. She has assisted clients with the issuance of more than 500 bond issues to finance government facilities, roads and streets, utilities, economic development projects, hospitals, theaters, community centers, civic centers, airports, transportation systems and park and recreation amenities.

Mikaela Huot, Director at Baker Tilly

Mikaela Huot is a member of Baker Tilly’s housing and economic development practice group specializing in economic development, redevelopment and housing programs for municipal and non-profit clients. Some of her specific experience lies in assisting communities with public policy development, developer review and negotiations, project feasibility and financing, property tax and sales tax increment financing, community development authorities and more.

Meet the hosts:

Donald N. Bernards, Partner at Baker Tilly

Don Bernards, the partner in charge of Baker Tilly’s housing transactions team, has been active in affordable housing since 1999. He is well-versed in tax issues, structuring affordable housing transactions and identifying major risks in a project. He has worked on affordable housing transactions in 26 states.

Garrick Gibson, Partner at Baker Tilly

Garrick Gibson, a partner on Baker Tilly’s housing transaction team, specializes in partnership tax concepts and tax-incentivized real estate for development projects. He uses his 15 years of experience to structure, model and analyze transactions, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganization of real estate, primarily representing developers.

Resource center:

Baker Tilly specialists understand your industry and how an unplanned event such as the COVID-19 outbreak can affect your organization. Visit our real estate coronavirus resources for additional tools and advice.

For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly specialists can help, contact our team.

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