Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors are excited to announce an inaugural Western Housing Conference.


Industry leaders will gather to explore emerging trends in affordable multifamily housing, including:

  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • Sustainability
  • Financing Tools
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Housing Legislation


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Program Sessions

  • Keynote: State of the Housing Market in the West, featuring Kurt Creager, Arizona State University Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family and past President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
  • Trends in Public-Private Partnerships, featuring special guest former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Co-Chair of Building America's Future and partner at Ballard Spahr
  • Financing Tools and Options in Affordable Housing 
  • Sustainability: Green Development and Energy-Efficient Housing
  • Transit-Oriented Development: The Housing Connection 
  • Heard from Capitol Hill: Legislative Trends

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Networking Reception with Industry Leaders


Anthony D. Cinquini, Red Capital Group
Sarah Garland, Fannie Mae
Sharon Wilson Géno, Ballard Spahr
Mary Jo George, Ballard Spahr
Nicole Graham, CSG Advisors
John Hamilton, CSG Advisors
Monique Hastings, The Alliant Company, LLC
Helmi Hisserich, Los Angeles Housing Department 
Edmond Hurst, Crews & Associates
Al Levine, Seattle Office of Housing
Julie Livingston, Housing Authority of Portland (Oregon)
Jeffrey C. Nave, Foster Pepper PLLC
Eric Olson, CSG Advisors
Chris Parr, Denver Housing Authority
H. David Prior, Ballard Spahr
Barbara Smith, San Francisco Housing Authority
Michael Steinbaum, Sunwheel Energy Partners
Ryan R. Warburton, Ballard Spahr
Bill Witte, The Related Companies of California

Conference Chairs

Nicole Graham, CSG Advisors
John Hamilton, CSG Advisors
Amy M. McClain, Ballard Spahr
Eric Olson, CSG Advisors
Lila Shapiro-Cyr, Ballard Spahr

Who should attend?

The event will be worthwhile for developers, investors, syndicators, lenders, and governmental agencies that are developing affordable multifamily housing.

continuing legal education

The course is worth 5.0 CA or PA CLE credits. Uniform certificates of attendance will be available for all other jurisdictions.