Join Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors for our third annual Western Housing Conference focusing on affordable housing. The conference will provide perspectives on recent developments in the affordable housing industry presented by leaders and innovators from the West.

We are pleased to announce that Mercedes Marquez, Deputy Mayor of Housing for the City of Los Angeles, will be our keynote speaker.


  • What's Up in Washington?
  • Cliffs, Gaps, Curves, and Other Housing Market Considerations
  • Innovative Approaches for Seniors Housing
  • Preserving Affordable Housing


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Program
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Networking Reception


A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced rate of $235 for single occupancy at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel. Reserve your room online, or call 888.421.1442 by March 1, 2013. Mention the Ballard Spahr conference to receive the discounted rate. Information about the hotel is available here. Regular rates apply after March 1, 2013.

Conference Chairs

Nicole Graham, CSG Advisors

John Hamilton, CSG Advisors

Eric J. Olson, CSG Advisors

Ryan R. Warburton, Ballard Spahr


Peter H. Bell, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association

Theodore S. Chandler, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust

Michael L. Fowler, Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.

Sharon Wilson Géno, Ballard Spahr

Richard Gerwitz, Citi Community Capital

Amy M. McClain, Ballard Spahr

Michael Mullin, Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. (Housing and Neighborhood Development)

Ben Phillips, Mercy Housing California

Mark Ragsdale, PNC Bank

Ed Romero, Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority

William A. Witte, Related California

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to developers, investors, syndicators, lenders, and governmental agencies that are developing affordable housing in the West.

This is a FREE all-day seminar followed by a cocktail reception. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendees are responsible for travel and hotel accommodations.

Continuing Legal Education

This program offers Pennsylvania CLE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining CLE credit from other jurisdictions.

For more information, contact Jennifer D. Boehm at or Shellee E. Buchanan at

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Program Contacts

Jennifer D. Boehm

Shellee E. Buchanan