Mark Fogarty Author Archives

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Rolling Up Rural Deals  

Preserving Aging Rural Housing Through Bond Finance

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Tax-exempt bond finance can be brought to bear on one of the nation’s most pressing needs: the preservation of aging rural housing portfolios.

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Using General Revenue Bonds to Support Workforce Housing

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Developers can partner with Public Housing Authorities (PHA) issuing General Revenue bonds to achieve workforce housing solutions that are superior to using traditional real estate finance, according to Sam Adams, managing director of capital markets at KeyBanc Capital Markets (KBCM), which issues such bonds.

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A Commerical to Residential Conversion

Jefferson Plaza Apartments in Woodbridge, VA

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The pandemic put a lot of stress on the retail sector, as health-conscious consumers turned to online shopping and started skipping trips to the local mall.

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DOE Rebate Program Gives LIHTC Deal Incentives

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Developers of Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects are used to the concept of complicated capital stacks for their deals.

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A Developer for Inner Cities

Fifty Years with The Taurus Apartments in Roxbury

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John B. Cruz III is a raconteur. You’ll learn a lot from listening for an hour to this dignified, elderly developer, head of the Cruz Companies in Boston.

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Adaptive Reuse Turns Empty Storefronts into Affordable Housing

California’s Workforce Housing Solution

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The California city of Santa Barbara is an affluent place. Oprah Winfrey lives there. President Reagan had his ranch there. But its commercial district was starting to look ragged post-pandemic, with stores going out of business due to online competition from Amazon and others.

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The Westcott in Swampscott

Mixed Financing Underlies a Building for Everyone

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It would be nice if affordable multifamily housing could be financed all in one shot, but it never is.

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Owens and Queen Manor Apartments in Dover, DE

RAD 2.0 Streamlines its Reach

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program was a big idea: to raise money to rehabilitate crumbling old public housing properties by raising private equity and converting the buildings into project-based Section 8 developments.

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Launchpad Apartments, Colorado Springs, CO

A Launchpad into Adult Life for Vulnerable Young Adults

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“Failure to launch” is a term sometimes used to describe young people who haven’t yet found their place in adult life.

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Gorman Uses In-House Design to Keep Rents Low

Jenny Wren Place is Unrestricted, but Targets the ‘Missing Middle’

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The sound environment around a housing project can be a great addition to the amenities of a property – or an albatross around its neck.

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Timbale Terrace Moves into East Harlem

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Belongó. It’s an evocative term, containing not only the English word “belong” but a Cuban one meaning to cast a spell.

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New Life Homes in Tacoma, WA

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Faith-based affordable housing development is on the rise, and a good example of it can be found in Tacoma, WA where Shiloh Baptist Church is turning two parcels of land it owns into 60 units of housing for vulnerable populations.

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