MIAMI–The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association announced that its Board of Directors elected Robert Fein, Principal and Chief Operating Officer for Red Stone Equity Partners, as its Chair and named Thom Amdur as the organization’s new president at NH&RA’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, FL.
Bob succeeds David Abromowitz, Of Counsel at Goulston & Storrs in Boston, Massachusetts, who served as Chair from February 2018 to March 2019.
In his role as Principal and COO, Bob is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Red Stone Equity Partners’ investment activity, overseeing the acquisition of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. He is directly involved in all investor closings, and actively participates in various facets of asset management. Bob has over 30 years of real estate experience and 20 years of LIHTC syndication experience and has participated in the acquisition and syndication of approximately $6 billion of tax credit equity.
“Bob has been an invaluable member of NH&RA for twenty years and we are looking forward to working with him in this new capacity,” says Peter Bell, CEO of NH&RA. “Since its founding in 2007, Bob has helped grow Red Stone Equity Partners into one of the leading national equity syndication platforms – his transactional and entrepreneurial experience will serve NH&RA and the industry well in the year to come.”
Thom Amdur, a graduate of Tufts University, has served in various roles at NH&RA over the past 14 years, most recently as Executive Vice President and Executive Director. He has been at the forefront of the association’s expansion to provide new forums for its diversified national membership, lead creative initiatives on evolving topics, such as energy efficiency and asset management, and aggressively collaborated with other industry organizations on advocacy. Peter Bell, who previously served as President and CEO, will retain his role as CEO.
“I have watched with pride as Thom Amdur has earned the respect and admiration of the affordable housing and tax credit development industries,” says Bell. “He has been an innovative leader who is always ahead on the industry’s developments, trends and policies. And he has done a great job communicating with our members and facilitating them communicating with each other.”
“I am honored to accept this new position,” says Amdur. “I am passionate about the work NH&RA members do. I stand by in awe as they improve lives and communities. I look forward to working closely with Bob Fein and our board to provide our members with the information and access they need to continue to provide housing and service to our society.”
Additional officers elected at the Annual Meeting include Holly Wiedemann, President of AU Associates, and Geoff Brown, President of USA Properties Fund, who were selected as Vice-Chairs; Joan Hoover, Executive Vice-President for Development & Finance at Conifer Realty LLC who was elected as the Board Treasurer; and Milton Pratt, Senior Vice President, Michaels Development Company, who was elected as the Board Secretary.
Additionally, several new Directors were elected to NH&RA’s Board of Directors including: Chris Barnes, Vice President & Senior Project Partner, Dominium; Brent Barringer, Managing Director of LIHTC, Monarch Private Capital; Laura Burns, President and CEO, The Eagle Point Companies; Will Eckstein, Senior Vice-President, Greystone Affordable Development; Allison Kunis, Managing Member, Alpha Verde Holdings, LLC; Allyse Hollis, Director, Coats Rose, P.C.; and Mark McDaniel, President and CEO, Cinnaire.