Senior Director - Affordable Housing Services
Along with his partner John Nguyen Mr. Morris is one of the leaders of Colliers Affordable Housing. This specialty group is active across the country brokering in the disposition and acquisition of affordable housing complexes coast to coast. I bring more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience to Colliers South Florida. Collectivly our group has over 50 years of experience.
In the past twelve years, I have narrowed my specialty, focusing on affordable housing property transactions. I have experience closing a broad range of project-based deals, including the Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP), Rural Development (RD 515), and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) which included both General Partner interest transfers and fee simple sales.
Building upon my foundation of knowledge and experience, the Affordable Housing division is positioned to help clients navigate the complexities of this niche property landscape - including strategic planning issues, development and tax matters, and intricacies of federal, state and local housing programs.
Executive Vice President
Los Angeles - Orange County
John L. Nguyen serves as an Executive Vice President at Colliers International and is the Director of the Affordable Housing Group. With 18 years in the industry and $750+ million in closed transactions, John is considered a leader in the affordable housing industry.
In early 2017, John and his team transitioned to Colliers International from Marcus & Millichap. Shortly thereafter, they joined forces with two other affordable housing specialists at Colliers International to create the Affordable Housing Group
Working across the country to preserve affordable housing, John has extensive hands-on experience in the sale of Project Based Section 8, HUD-Insured, state agency financed, and value-add subsidized properties. By commanding industry expertise, John is able to execute the sale and restructuring of the highly complex transactions with ease. John has a long history of successfully navigating through the maze of encumbrances, regulatory restrictions, and tenant income covenants to consummate the transaction and produce substantial value for his clients.
In ongoing efforts to create the best possible results for the clients, John and his team work with a network of attorneys, underwriter analysts, and other industry experts to ensure the best acquisition/disposition strategy for each unique deal.
As an Associate Broker for the Affordable Housing Group, Chris is helping to further build the investment sales practice throughout the United States. Chris is involved in many aspects of the broker continuum, including the research of current affordable housing owners, monitoring all sales activity within the affordable housing industry, and managing processes for transactions under contract. The affordable housing sector is highly technical, with difficult-to-navigate capital structures. From the nuances of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), the group stays on the cutting edge of ever-changing regulations, trends and market research.
While studying at the University of Central Florida, Chris interned with the Colliers International South Florida team where he worked closely with various brokerage, research and marketing teams. This work included reviewing over 100 offering memorandums in order to update lease expiration databases, consolidating the inventory pipeline for the multi-family brokerage team, and working with the City of Fort Lauderdale to provide analysis in completing their affordable housing market surveys. As a student member of NAIOP, Chris and his team competed and won 1st place in the 2019 NAIOP Case Competition.
Prior to joining Colliers, Chris supported the retail leasing team at Real Property Specialists in Orlando, FL, where he conducted commercial property reviews including canvassing, in addition to assisting with numerous property management functions. Chris has been in the commercial real estate industry since 2017, is bilingual in Spanish and holds a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License.