Real Estate and Urban Policy Forum

Monthly Roundtables


REUPF will be hosting two lunches this spring. Please check back for updated time and speaker information.

November 8, 2004:  "Roundtable: Henry Day Lanier, Executive Vice President of the Low Income Investment Fund."

Henry Lanier works for the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), a community development financial institution (CDFI) based in Oakland, California, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Marin County.  He focuses on developing alternative sources of capital to supply LIIF with funds to lend to developers of low income housing, charter schools, childcare facilities and other community facilities.    LIIF, which has approximately $100 million of on-balance sheet assets and the same amount off balance sheet, is one of the country’s leading CDFIs and is committed to its mission of finding ways to alleviate poverty in its areas of concentration.

Henry’s work involves New Markets Tax Credit transactions that will finance charter schools and childcare centers, lending programs with pension funds and banks for whom LIIF serves as loan originator and servicer, financing structures utilizing California’s COIN tax credit, state mortgage insurance programs, and tax exempt bond issues for CDFIs.  Before joining LIIF in 2002, Henry worked at Lehman Brothers Inc, a global investment bank where he was a Managing Director and head of the firm’s housing finance group as well as President of Lehman Housing Capital Inc, a syndicator of the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit.   He was an investment banker in the public finance field for 25 years and worked with housing finance agencies and developers across the country.  Henry is also very involved in micro finance organizations and serves on the boards of Accion New York and Accion US.  More information about LIIF can be found at www.liifund.org.

The following guest speakers attended the 2003-2004 Monthly Roundtables:

November 5, 2003: "Roundtable: Ann Kappler '86, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Fannie Mae."

November 10, 2003: "Roundtable: Robert Balachandran, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hudson River Park Trust."

December 3, 2003: "Roundtable: John Lieber '90, Senior Vice President of World Trade Center Properties."

March 30, 2004: "Roundtable: Melanie Meyers, Land Use Partner, Fried Frank.