Affordable Housing

Accelerate your success in Affordable Housing

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), we stay on the cutting edge of ever-changing regulations, trends and market research.

By bringing together our expertise and proven track record to focus on your specific needs, we can help you successfully navigate every step of the process, whether you’re looking to acquire, dispose of, renovate, refinance or develop affordable housing.

Your Colliers affordable housing expert can provide you with a range of solutions, including acquisition and disposition sales strategies, Valuation and Advisory Services, underwriting and due diligence, and customized marketing strategies to attract high-quality buyers.

Our Expertise


 
  • Project-based Section 8 disposition/acquisition
  • Tax credit property disposition/acquisition
  • General partner interest transfers
  • Investor services
  • Strategic planning issues
  • Tax credit allocation
  • Non-profit representation
 
  • Government subsidies
  • Financial analysis
  • Debt & equity placement
  • Use restrictions
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Legacy preservation
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Affordable Housing Leadership
John Nguyen
Senior Vice President
Los Angeles - Orange County

John L. Nguyen serves as a Senior 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.

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James Lampman
Senior Vice-President
Seattle

Jim Lampman has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience specializing in affordable housing “AH” nationwide. His specialization covers all forms of housing for seniors, both affordable and care provider facilities, and affordable housing for families. Specifically, affordable housing projects include assets under IRS Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties and federally subsidized properties under HUD’s Section 8 program.

Prior to joining Colliers, Lampman worked for 25+ years at CBRE,  focusing exclusively in affordable housing where he handled transactions in over 28 states. Prior to joining CBRE, Lampman was head of commercial lending and part owner of several banks in Colorado. Jim is married and has two grown daughters  both of whom work in the areas of commercial banking or commercial real estate. 

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Kevin Morris
Senior Director - Affordable Housing Services
Fort Lauderdale

Along with his partners John Nguyen and James lampman, 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. 

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Affordable Housing Experts
Jesse Elsanhuty
Vice President
Los Angeles - Orange County

Throughout his career, Jesse has been a top performer with a track record of consistently meeting and exceeding client expectations. Jesse began his expertise in market rate apartments in Southern California, consulting on 1031 exchanges and exclusively representing private investors and public institutions in dispositions and acquisitions. With over 7 years of successful experience and increasing responsibility, Jesse has made a name for himself as he continues to demonstrate a keen knowledge of his product type. Jesse recognized a demand in communities across the nation for affordable housing and quickly decided to transition his skill set into this highly focused specialty. He joined the Affordable Housing Team and re-positioned his target to the brokerage of project-based Section 8 properties and government subsidized housing. Now a HUD-Affordable Multi-Family specialist with the Affordable Housing Team, Jesse and his team exclusively represents and advises a wide-spectrum of owners spanning from non-profits, to developers, and institutional clients in HUD-affordable housing transactions nationwide under the mentorship of John L. Nguyen. His success can be attributed to detailed analysis, accountability to his client’s business goals, and the consistent delivery of value-added results.

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Connor Canale
Broker
Los Angeles - Orange County

Connor joined the Affordable Housing Group as an Associate. With experience in sales and real estate, Connor brings experience and a vision to the group. Focusing primarily in the Southwest to Southeast regions, Connor has made a strong impact on both the Affordable Housing Group  and his clients.  Progrssive thinking and adaptive learning are two reasons Connor has been able to develop strong business relationships.. 

Connor is energetic in expanding his industry expertise and developing into the role of affordable housing specialist. His ability to forge strong client relationships, his industry perspective, and his tenacity are just a few of the things that enable him to excel. 

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Samuel Lacebal
Associate
Los Angeles - Orange County

Sam Lacebal is an Associate with the Affordable Housing Group. With prior experience in real estate and sales, Sam brings a new dimension of industry insight to the group. From non-profit and institutional owners, to developers and syndicators, Sam knows how to navigate the complexities of both Section 8 and LIHTC transactions, and provides each client with a custom real estate strategy to  assist them in achieving their goals. Sam’s passion for preserving affordable housing,  market knowledge, and his aggressive marketing approaches are just a few of the assets that set Sam apart from his competitors.

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Doron Peled
Associate
Los Angeles - Orange County

Ron Peled joined the Affordable Housing Group as an Associate. With a background in commercial real estate and business administration, Ron is focused on providing advisory services and working closely with his clients to craft creative acquisition and disposition strategies. Ron’s experience in real estate sales has armed him with a strong foundation upon which he has built his affordable multifamily specialization. Remaining highly attentive to his client’s individual goals, Ron is skilled in procuring the buyer best fit for the deal. His ingenuity and his ability to form strong relationships is what sets Ron apart from his competitors.

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Drew Caban
Broker
Los Angeles - Orange County

Drew joined the affordable housing team as an associate. With a background as a commercial real estate analyst using ARGUS Enterprise to underwrite deals, Drew understands the importance of comprehensive service knowledge and expertise to successful relationship building and acquisitions.

With prior experience in affordable housing asset management, Drew sets himself aside from competition by offering an in depth understanding to the complexities involved with affordable housing sales. Drew provides professional grade communication that is necessary in order to create value through customer acquisition. He is extremely extroverted and driven, and his work ethic provides his clients with unparalleled services. Drew is not interested in simply performing transaction services, but rather developing broad- based real estate strategies for his clients, which ultimately creates the best possible economics. 

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