Paul serves as the President/CEO of AHC Inc., a nonprofit developer of affordable housing that provides quality homes and educational programs for low- and moderate-income families. He was formerly an Executive Vice President for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) overseeing Advisory Services, Urban Plan, Professional Development and the Awards programs. Prior to joining ULI, Paul served as Vice President at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where he led the organization’s national public-sector and community development advisory practice. Previously, he held several senior roles in government and the private sector, including Senior Vice President at Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) where he led the company’s Investment Advisory practice. He was also a Principal and Division Head at MunieMae (NYSE: MMA), managing the growth and operations for approximately $1.0 billion in institutional capital. Mr. Bernard also held senior positions at the City of Detroit, where he was appointed by Mayor Dennis Archer as the Director of Planning and Development and at Public Financial Management (PFM), where he was a Senior Managing Consultant for federal, state and local municipalities and public authorities. Mr. Bernard holds a master's in Public Policy from Harvard University, an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Tue Apr 09 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 3, Trianon Ballroom
This session will present the findings from ULI Terwilliger Center's 2024 Home Attainability Index. The Index is a data-rich resource for understanding the extent to which a housing market is providing a range of choices attainable to the regional workforce. The data can help identify gaps in home attainability and provide better context to understand residential markets; provide context by connecting housing costs to the wages earned by people with specific occupations in a region; and enable national and regional comparisons to inform housing production, policy, and financing decisions. The session will begin with Adam Ducker, CEO of RCLCO, presenting the national findings before drilling down to the local findings for each panelist. Ducker will then have panelists answer how they are addressing the particular housing needs in their market. Through this session, attendees will learn how the data can help decision-making for local economies: e.g., what type of housing is needed, and at what price point; who exactly is priced out; and how it is affecting the ability for employers to attract and retain workers.