Current Focus: I am a founding member of Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen and concentrate my real estate practice in affordable housing development and finance. I have extensive experience representing developers, PHA’s, lenders and investors involved in the development of affordable multifamily housing and supportive living projects that utilize historic and low-income housing tax credits, rental subsidies and multi-tiered private and governmental loan, tax-exempt bond and grant programs. I also work with skilled nursing facility owners and operators in conjunction with HUD 232 loan program and other financing associated with such facilities, as well as commercial real estate owners and developers on a variety of industrial, retail, warehouse and mixed-use developments.
I have served on the boards of county and local organizations whose purpose is to foster the preservation and development of affordable housing and community development in and around the Chicagoland area. I continue to participate as a panelist and moderator at seminars and continuing legal education programs sponsored by national and regional organizations engaged in the business of affordable housing.
- American Bar Association
- Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
- Board Member, Oak Park Residence Corporation
- Board Member, The Alden Foundation
- Past Board Member, West Cook Community CDC