ULI Philadelphia: COVID-19 Effects on Affordable Housing Markets


Thursday, June 4th, 2020
9:30am - 10:45am EDT


ULI Philadelphia Virtual Event


Standard Pricing Until June 5 Members Non-Members
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Under Age 35 FREE FREE
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Hear development, financing and operating perspectives on how COVID-19 is affecting affordable housing markets in the Philadelphia region.



Tony Lyons

VP Relationship Manager, National Equity Fund

Tony Lyons serves as a vice president for National Equity Fund. With 30 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, Lyons has managed investor relations and acquisition activities for its East region since 2002. Prior to joining NEF in 1997, he was a senior project manager with the Community Builders in Philadelphia and a rehabilitation specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in D.C. Lyons earned a graduate degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a master’s of urban and regional planning from the University of Oregon.


Vidhi Anderson

Executive Director of Housing and Development, Presby's Inspired Life

Vidhi Anderson is the executive director of housing & land development, a critical leadership post designed to advance Presby’s Affordable Housing. Vidhi is responsible for strategically expanding the footprint of Presby’s Affordable Housing ministry in greater Philadelphia. Her responsibilities include seeking potential development opportunities, securing tax credits, local, state and federal funding and operating subsidies. She oversees the development of new affordable housing projects, acquisitions and refinancing of Presby’s existing HUD portfolio. Vidhi’s exceptional real estate acumen and strong knowledge of the complex affordable housing funding processes, particularly tax credits, make her an invaluable asset to the Presby’s Inspired Life Affordable Housing ministry. Vidhi continues to successfully expand and enhance Presby’s housing portfolio by securing new financing as well as overseeing the refinancing of HUD communities. The most recent project, Cantrell Place, was nominated by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the “Best Real Estate Deals” in greater Philadelphia in 2018. Dedicated to revitalizing the Philadelphia housing landscape, Vidhi spent the first decade of her career with city-based firms specializing in housing development, with a focus on HOPE VI and LIHTC communities. Vidhi holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning, with a concentration in community and economic development, from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. She is a sought-after speaker and panelist and a trusted resource for area journalists reporting on the trends of real estate and senior living. She is also on the Steering Committee of Women in Housing & Finance PA.


Kyle Speece

Conifer Realty, LLC

Kyle Speece is the Regional Vice President of Development for Conifer Realty, LLC, a nationally ranked, full-service developer, owner, builder and manager of high-quality housing communities. In this capacity he is responsible for new business identification and all facets of project management for Conifer’s affordable and mixed-income development efforts in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and identified expansion states. He has experience with myriad financing sources including the low-income housing and historic tax credits, federal HUD and FHA programs, and numerous state and local multifamily sources. He has worked in partnership with all manner of federal, state, and local agencies as well as public and private financing, design, and construction partners. Since the outset of his involvement in real estate development, Kyle has participated in more than 40 distinct developments in five states totaling 3,200+ units and more than $835 million in total cost. He holds a degree in Communications with double-major in Economics from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University. He is a board member with the Pennsylvania Developers’ Council and an active participant with the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition and the Urban Land Institute.