NeighborWorks Capital was a silver sponsor of the Consortium for Housing and Asset Management (CHAM)’s Annual Conference, “Asset Management for Growth,” held June 17-19 in Nashville. This year’s conference drew nearly 400 industry professionals from 41 states.
Several NeighborWorks Capital staff were in attendance, as well as NC Board MembersCaroline Horton of Aeon and Jeff Reed of Community Housing Partners, who presented “Structuring Your Asset Management Functionality.”
Asset management in the affordable housing field is ultimately about investing to improve people’s lives over the long term, and CHAM addressed this from multiple angles, looking at building stronger communities holistically—from neighborhood focused healthcare to integrating resident services. CHAM’s workshops, panels, and plenaries were informative, well-attended, and applicable for multiple experience levels. We also had the chance to network and connect with customers.
“This was my first experience at CHAM and it was so welcoming and resourceful,” said Tricia Nevard, from NeighborWorks New Horizons. “The sessions were informative and insightful, but most of all, it was the strong support from all that made the conference. I felt everyone was there to answer questions and see Asset Management thrive and make a difference to everyone’s organization.”
When CHAM asked for the audience to highlight challenges they would most want addressed during the next conference, popular topics were “real estate financing” and “resident services.”