President and Treasurer
As the partner-in-charge of Plante Moran’s real estate practice, Mr. Edwards works with partners across the firm serving a broad array of real estate clients. He also specializes in housing and community development, where he works with investors, syndicators, developers, project owners, and management companies to maximize the positive impact of tax credits and other incentives.
Clients appreciate Rob’s extensive knowledge of low-income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits, historic tax credits, and HUD financing. Considered a close partner to many clients, he can draw on his deep industry expertise to counsel them at a high level and provide solutions to complex problems.
Within Plante Moran, he is known for his ability to lead a highly collaborative team of professionals who work in multiple disciplines within the industry. For nearly a decade, he was the leader of the housing and community development (HCD) group, during which time the group grew 400 percent and experienced a significant growth of the team, client base, and service offerings available to clients. The HCD practice distinguishes Plante Moran as one of the few firms to be recognized nationally for its expertise.
Mr. Edwards is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences on financial incentive topics, such as structuring historic tax credit deals and the challenges and benefits to mixed-income and mixed-use developments. He is a member of the AICPA, and the MICPA. He is on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity – Capital Region and the Grange Acres Non Profit Housing Corporation.
Jennifer A. Everhart serves as Executive Vice President and is the Chief Underwriter of Cinnaire. Ms. Everhart has been with the Fund since 1997, and has 20 years of experience in affordable housing, community development and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations. Cinnaire has channeled more than $3 billion of equity and debt into affordable housing developments in Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Delaware. Ms. Everhart is responsible for overseeing the underwriting and investment of equity and debt for Cinnaire. Prior to joining Cinnaire, she worked at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority administering technical assistance programs to nonprofit housing development corporations and local units of government. Before working in Lansing, Ms. Everhart worked in Detroit for a community development corporation where she helped package applications for several Low Income Housing Tax Credit financed developments. Ms. Everhart earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI and took post graduate coursework at Pratt Community Economic Development Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Mr. Shadley is a Regional Manager and Senior Consultant at SES Environmental, and has served clients in the Midwest and Southeast United States since 2001. He specializes in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Chapter 9 projects and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Environmental review requirements.
His focus includes providing developers, attorneys, and lenders with environmental due diligence services such as Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment (ESAs), Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs), due care plans, NEPA compliance assessments, asbestos-containing material and lead-based paint surveys.
His areas of expertise include:
• Data collection, site investigation, and preparation of Phase I ESAs and Transaction Screen projects
• Experience in implementation and completion of various site assessment standards and professional protocol and commercial lending requirements (ASTM E—1527, ASTM E—1528)
• Project Investigator and preparer of Phase II ESAs
• Project Investigator and preparer for BEAs and due care plans in accordance with the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, P.A. 451 of 1994, Parts 201 and 213
• Asbestos operations and maintenance plans
• Demolition inspections for commercial and residential properties
• Completion of NEPA assessments in accordance with federal regulations 24 CFR Part 50 and 24 CFR Part 58
Gerald A. Krueger is the President, founder and sole shareholder of American Community Developers, Inc. Mr. Krueger has participated as a principal in the development, acquisition and rehabilitation of various real estate properties including over 11,000 multifamily units in 10 states. ACD was founded in 1980 and has been primarily involved in the preservation of existing affordable housing developments and the revitalization of the properties from both the owner's and tenants' perspective. ACD is the parent corporation to St. Clair Construction Company, a general contractor that specializes in apartment rehabilitation.
Mr. Krueger received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Detroit. He is currently an Active Member in the National Leased Housing Association and currently a board member on the Michigan Housing Council.
Mr. Tandy is a Regional Vice President for KMG Prestige, Inc. and oversees a portfolio of 2,400 multifamily apartments located in the southeastern Michigan area. I began my career in property management 25 years ago as a grounds person, and now have experience that includes a full spectrum of operations in all programs related to the affordable housing industry, as well as market rate developments.
Mr. Tandy is a member and past president of the Detroit Metropolitan Apartment Association and sits on the board of directors for the Property Management Association of Michigan.
Elaine Simpson is the Owner of Occupancy Solutions, LLC, an operations, leasing, marketing, and training specialist company.
Elaine Simpson has been employed in the housing industry since 1986. Starting on site as a leasing agent, she moved up, working as assistant manager, site manager, executive director and finally senior regional manager with communities in several states and portfolios containing more than 1400 units. Ms. Simpson has worked for local and national industry leading companies and throughout her career, has trained new managers across the country, assisted in creating “Best Practices” and procedure manuals, participated in numerous task forces during national mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and headed “turn around” teams assigned to troubled communities, successfully increasing income while decreasing expenses and allowing the property to recover economic viability.
With almost 30 years of experience in the multi family industry, Elaine Simpson founded Occupancy Solutions, LLC to provide on site operations, human resources, housing program compliance, maintenance, marketing, leasing, training and consulting services for multifamily professionals of market rate, senior and affordable housing communities throughout the United States. Occupancy Solutions assists communities by providing proven, cost-effective techniques and strategies that achieve increased occupancy, improve resident retention, minimize expenses and increase net operating income.
Ms. Simpson is a licensed real estate broker in Michigan and Arizona, a Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist, a National Apartment Association Education Institute Faculty Member, an Accredited Resident Manager and a Certified Assisted Housing Manager. Occupancy Solutions is proud to be a Women Business Enterprise Network certified business.
With an extensive knowledge of housing finance with an emphasis on low income housing tax credits, Ted S. Rozeboom brings experience in state and federal government to the Loomis Law Firm. His practice handles affordable housing developments, historic preservation, federal and state historic tax credits, community development and real estate tax exemption. Mr. Rozeboom has been a frequent speaker to various trade associations on affordable housing, community development and tax credit issues.
A graduate of George Mason University School of Law, Mr. Rozeboom spent more than 20 years with various state and federal agencies and committees including the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the U. S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Mr. Rozeboom joined the Loomis Law Firm in 2006 and became a shareholder in 2008.