Annual Conference Presentations & Handouts


2021 Joint ELA/SMAC Virtual Conference (April 13-15, 2021)

2021 ELA/SMAC Conference Agenda

NE Regional Production, Process, Hot Topics and Bears, oh my! – Part 1 

NE Regional Production, Process, Hot Topics and Bears, oh my! – Part 2

Headquarters Update

The Green New (MIP) Deal - Revisited

Environmental Changes in the 2020 MAP Guide

Environmental Panel Handouts:
CPD 16-02 ML: Maintenance & Environmental Regulations 2.8.2016
Section 106 Delegation Memo 3.18.2021

ABC - Always Be Closing

Southeast Region Update - A Floodway of Deals

Managing Timeframes and Workloads in a Remote Working Environment


 2020 ELA Conference (March 11-13, 2020)

2020 ELA Conference Agenda

Welcoming Remarks

HUD Headquarters Update

Don't Get Burned! Hot Topics from the Northeast Region

Northeast Region Panel Handouts:
AFHMP Common Mistakes Deficiencies
AFHMP HUD Checklist
AFHMP Yvette Jackson
CNA eTool Required Attachments
Concept Meeting to Assignment of UW
Delays & Rejections

Environmental Overview - Chapter 9 MAP Guide: Proposed and Current

Environmental Panel Handout:
CPD 16-02 ML: Maintenance & Environmental Regulations 2.8.2016

Opening Remarks by Brett Wise (delivered by Bob Iber)

Guest Speaker – Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group – “The Return of the Economist”

The Green New (MIP) Deal

Northeast Markets and the Draft Chapter 7

Opportunity Zone Case Study

Opportunity Zone Handout:
Housing Notice 2019-07

Chapter 14 LIHTC/Affordable Housing

LIHTC/Affordable Handouts:
MBA LIHTC Recommendations for Removing Barriers for Affordable Housing
LIHTC Pilot Case Studies


 2019 ELA Conference (March 11-13, 2019)

2019 ELA Conference Agenda

Mortgage Credit Training – REO Analysis & Best Practices

Welcoming Remarks

HUD Headquarters Update

Hot Topics – Opportunity Zone and Davis Bacon Wages

Affordable Housing – The 221(d)(4) Pilot and Other Initiatives

Guest Speaker – Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group – “To All The Economists I’ve Loved Before”

Closing Panel

Did You Ever Know That You’re My HEROS? And Other HUD Environmental Topics (Presentation and handout)

Is There A Market For My Deal?

Where’s My Firm And What’s Holding It Up?

Asset Management – “A Systematic Approach to Asset Management”

The Nuts & Bolts of Servicing a 221(d)(4) Construction Loan

Plans and Specs for Closing Policy and Procedure 2019


 2018 ELA Conference

2018 ELA Conference Agenda

Welcoming Remarks

CNA and e-Tool Update

Affordable and LIHTC Panel

HUD Headquarters Update Q&A

Guest Speaker – Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group – “Northeast U.S. Economy and
Multifamily Real Estate”

Hot Topics: Davis-Bacon, Environmental, Mortgage Credit, and Beyond

Northeast HUD Region Update

Market Disruptions

Closing Panel

Green MIP

Lean/Healthcare Update


 2017 ELA Conference

2017 ELA Conference Agenda 

Welcoming Remarks

HUD Headquarters Update Q&A

221(d)(4) Topics: Markets, Noise, Contaminated Sites and Davis-Bacon issues

LIHTC Pilot/Affordable Housing

Guest Speaker – Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group – “Northeastern Economy and Multifamily Real Estate”

Hot Topics: Flood Zones, Wetlands, Environmental Issues / CNA E-Tool Update

Green Panel – Q&A’s with HUD

Green Panel – Case Studies

Loan Closings

2016 Lean Update