Join the CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable on May 2, 2017 for a special one-day conference hosted at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Illinois economy going forward.
Register today to reserve your spot at the 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference.
2017 CDFA Illinois Conference Agenda
Monday May 01, 2017
|Mon 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
The Latest in the Illinois Bond Market - Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Bond Financing remains the bedrock finnace tool for economic development in an ever-evolving market. This session will explore the recent trends in bank purchase and other private placement transactions.
David Cohen, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chad Doobay, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Renee M. Friedman, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Michael G. Melzer, Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Milton Wakschlag Esq., Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Tuesday May 02, 2017
|Tue 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
|Tue 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks & Introduction
The CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off the conference, CDFA and our partners will deliver welcoming remarks.
|Tue 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
The Latest in Illinois Public-Private Partnership Deals
As budgets are stretched and new rules are created, it can be difficult to pull together funding for necessary infrastructure improvements and community facilities. Join industry experts from around the state as they present case students and explore proven approaches for implementing a successful P3 project.
Adam Stroud, Project Planner, Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc.
|Tue 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
The Impact of Tax Increment Financing on Illinois Communities
One of the most popular topics at the Illinois Financing Roundtable is how tax increment financing is used to finance projects across the state. We'll feature that topic again this year, but with a twist. This session will explore the broader implications of TIF and consider how this tool can be used in Illinois communities to combat population decline, support disinvested communities, and create social impact through job creation and economic development.
Kate Crowley, Senior Managing Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Maureen Barry, Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President, Ehlers, Inc.
Herb Klein, President, Jacob & Klein; Economic Development Group
|Tue 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
|Tue 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Financing Solutions for the Illinois Housing Market
The changes and trends in the affordable housing industry have a large impact on Illinois communities. Continuing to provide an adequate number of homes affordable to low and moderate income households is increasingly difficult. Luckily, there are a number of financing strategies for these developments. This session will discuss the latest in the Illinois housing market, and how agencies are responding to low income housing tax credit market changes.
Donald Bernards, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Andrew DeCoux, Director, Multifamily Housing, Illinois Housing Development Authority
Ann McKenzie, Senior Rental Assistance Demonstration Director, Chicago Housing Authority
|Tue 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Utilizing a Diverse Capital Stack
Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential project. This session will explore projects in Illinois that have successfully navigated these programs and applied creative capital stacks.
|Tue 01:15 PM - 01:30 PM
|Tue 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
State Programs and Legislative Update
Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. This session will feature a panel discussion on the fate of various proposals and the latest from Springfield and Washington, DC.
James Durkin, Partner, Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Thomas Henderson, Executive Director, Illinois Tax Increment Association
Stanley Luboff, Program Manager - Advantage Illinois, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
|Tue 02:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Katie Kramer, Vice President, Council of Development Finance Agencies
The 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Tower Self Park
211 W. Adams
Additional entrance on Franklin
Contact 312-782-5570 for information and rates
Getting to Seyfarth Shaw in Willis Tower
Enter from either Franklin Street or Wacker Drive entrances. Proceed to security desk with valid Photo ID to receive a visitor pass. You will be directed to the visitor’s security entrance.
-Proceed to the 80th Floor:
-Follow the signage to the 66-102 elevator bank
-Proceed to the 66th floor Sky Lobby
-Follow the signage to the 66-81 elevator bank
-Proceed to the 80th floor
To register for the 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.
Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program
, Presented by PFM
and submit your application today.
CDFA Member: $145
For information about sponsoring the CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus
and complete our sponsorship agreement
. For questions, please contact CDFA