Next Generation Leadership Initiative

With the Next Generation Leadership Initiative, NH&RA seeks to:

  • Engage the voices of rising executives in a conversation about what’s next for affordable housing.
  • Create connections and opportunities for the next generation of industry leaders.
  • Sustain the success of affordable housing and ensure NH&RA continues our legacy of helping members expand their business.

The Initiative brings together mid-career professionals who are rising, or have risen, to executive level positions within their organizations. The group includes developers, syndicators, investors, lenders, accountants, attorneys, and other affordable housing professionals.

Since its launch in December 2014, NH&RA has brought up-and-coming affordable housing executives together with Ben Metcalf, while he served as HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs; David Smith, founder and chairman of Recap Real Estate Advisors and the Affordable Housing Institute; and James Stockard, former curator of Harvard University’s prestigious Loeb Fellowship.

The group will continue to meeting regularly, both independently and  in conjunction with NH&RA’s quarterly meetings. If you are interested in joining or recommending someone for this committee, please e-mail

Steering Committee

Kenan Bigby, Trinity Financial
Sean Caron, The Community Builders
Josh Cohen, Beacon Communities
Rachel Edwards, WinnDevelopment
Josh Greenblatt, Vesta Corporation
Gary Jennison, Corcoran Jennison
Albert Rex, MacRostie Historic Advisors
Dan Rosen, Klein Hornig, LLP