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CDFA National Sponsors

CDFA National Sponsors represent the leaders in the development finance industry. These sponsors are given a unique opportunity to champion all of the efforts of CDFA and play an integral role in the ongoing development of the organization. National Sponsors make a yearlong sponsorship commitment of $10,000 to CDFA and receive prominent, high-level recognition at CDFA’s National Development Finance Summit and all courses offered through the CDFA Training Institute. CDFA National Sponsors also receive recognition on the CDFA home page and within CDFA's widely popular Development Finance Review Weekly e-newsletter that is sent weekly to over 29,000 professionals. In addition, CDFA National Sponsors receive a complimentary membership. The benefits offered to CDFA National Sponsors total over 100 individual offerings and all forms of media and marketing.

Meet CDFA's National Sponsors:

Baker Tilly
More than 2,800 talented and passionate individuals strong, Baker Tilly is a top 15* full-service accounting and advisory firm with specialized professionals who connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Their focus on industry and service specialization means you can expect to work with business advisors who understand the issues you face. Their project finance team works with a variety of federal, state, and local tax credit and incentive programs, negotiated incentives, and loan programs to bring development projects from concept to completion.
BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is the world's leading provider of corporate trust and agency services, administering $28.5 trillion in outstanding debt from 69 locations in 39 countries.
Bricker & Eckler LLP
Bricker & Eckler LLP, is one of Ohio's leading law firms, representing corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, health care facilities, school districts, and municipalities, as well as individuals.
Brownfield Superfund Advisory, Inc
Brownfield Advisory is a non for profit alternative asset advisor that believes in leveraging innovation to deliver outcomes that enhance the common good while managing risk; specifically environmental, social, and governance related.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Formed by the combination of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner, global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is purposely structured in a way few other law firms are, as a fully integrated international team that provides clients with clear, connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it.
Business Oregon
Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick is the 11th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. CohnReznick serves a large number of industries and offers specialized services for Fortune 1000 companies, middle-market firms, international enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and other key market sectors.
FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC, a consulting affiliate of the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, acts as an independent registered municipal advisor and assists government entities and borrowers in creating the best financing solutions for projects in the areas of infrastructure, economic development and redevelopment, real estate, health care and public-private partnerships.
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Across their eight-state footprint, Frost Brown Todd LLC offers a deep, talented roster of legal professionals. Committed to their clients, the firm leverages technical and legal knowledge and experience to serve a diverse client base, from global to entrepreneurial companies.
gener8tor’s turnkey platform for the creative economy connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences and fellowships. gener8tor operates 45 small business accelerators annually across 27 cities, 13 states/provinces and 2 countries. To date, gener8tor's 500+ startup alumni have cumulatively raised more than $600M in follow-on financing and employ more than 5,000 people.
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is the only national law firm in the U.S. whose practice is devoted primarily to public finance and public projects. The firm has more attorneys engaged in the full time practice of public finance and projects than any other law firm in the country, constituting an unparalleled resource for clients.
Ice Miller LLP
Ice Miller is nationally recognized for its public-private partnerships (P3s), municipal bond and economic development experience. Ice Miller is a full service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals in seven offices, we advise clients on all aspects of complex legal issues across more than 20 practice areas. Our clients include emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits.
KeyBanc Capital Markets
KeyBanc Capital Markets is an investment banking firm serving issuers of tax-exempt debt for over 40 years. Their team identifies opportunities, designs financing structures and develops an array of solutions that meet and exceed clients' financial and strategic objectives.
Kutak Rock LLP
Kutak Rock LLP is a national law firm of more than 500 lawyers with offices from coast to coast. The firm's primary practice concentrations are business and corporate law, public finance, litigation and real estate law, with numerous areas of specialization.
With 1000 lawyers and 21 strategically located offices worldwide, McGuireWoods LLP, uses client-focused teams to serve public, private, government and nonprofit clients from virtually every area of the law.
MuniCap, Inc.
MuniCap, Inc. is a public finance consulting firm based in Columbia, Maryland that specializes in the public finance aspects of redevelopment. MuniCap is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with additional offices located in Dallas, Texas, Charleston, South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia. As a result of MuniCap's commitment to and specialization with public financing related to real estate development, MuniCap is one of the most experienced firms in the country in this field. This high degree of expertise has resulted in MuniCap having the opportunity to assist with over 294 projects in more 30 states and the District of Columbia.
NW Financial Group, LLC
NW Financial Group LLC is the premier Financial Advisory / Municipal Underwriting firm in the Northeast whose experienced professionals provide unparalleled expert advice to States, Local Governments, and Authorities. The professionals that make up NW Financial possess a diverse set of experiences in both the public and private sector and demonstrate a long-term commitment to the business of municipal finance.
PGAV Planners, LLC
PGAV is a global leader in planning, design, and development consultation to public, corporate, and institutional clients. For more than fifty years, PGAV has created unique approaches and solutions to community planning and development issues, and orchestrated public/private partnerships to address redevelopment challenges. We are experts in development finance, economic studies, community planning, and public engagement.  PGAV provides communities with an integrated approach to planning and development finance.  PGAV has helped facilitate more than $3 billion in development across the country over the past decade.
SB Friedman Development Advisors
SB Friedman Development Advisors is a real estate and development advisory firm specializing in development strategies and public-private partnerships. Founded in 1990, they work with public, private and institutional clients. Their mission is to guide and enable their clients to create high-quality places through the practice of real estate economics, development finance and urban planning.
Stern Brothers
Stern Brothers is the nation's largest certified 100% woman-owned business enterprise ("WBE") investment bank. As one of the few remaining independent, private investment banks in the country, they provide successful Underwriting, Private Placement, Financial Advisory, Credit Enhancement and Remarketing Services for there clients across the country.
Stifel Nicolaus
Stifel Nicolaus is a full-service securities firm dedicated to development finance. Stifel Nicolaus has developed innovative public financing structures for private developments, saving millions of dollars for their public and private sector clients.
U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (USB), with $416 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank with more than 65,000 employees, and 3,151 offices in the United States.
Wells Fargo Securities
Wells Fargo Securities offers a comprehensive set of capital markets services, including originating and distributing public debt and equity, hedging interest rates and commodity and equity risks, advising on mergers and acquisitions, and originating structured lending facilities and municipal bonds.

National Sponsor Benefits

CDFA is proud to offer the following sponsorship opportunities to CDFA National Sponsors. All offerings are completely negotiable upon review, and CDFA will do its best to ensure that each sponsor receives the highest level of service.

CDFA Web Site

CDFA’s National Development Finance Summit CDFA Training Institute
National Sponsors receive recognition at CDFA Training Institute courses (both in-person and online courses) offered throughout the year. In 2017, CDFA expects to reach over 1,200 professionals directly through the Training Institute. At each training course, National Sponsors receive the following: CDFA Development Finance Review Weekly (newsletter)
CDFA National Sponsors are recognized individually throughout the year in CDFA's widely popular Development Finance Review Weekly e-newsletter. The e-newsletter is sent each Thursday to over 27,000 subscribers and is considered the industry's best development finance resource. Individual sponsor logos are included in approximately seven newsletter issues each year.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunity for 2017

Exclusively for National Sponsors, CDFA offers a special "add-on" sponsorship opportunity to be recognized at CDFA State Roundtables.

State Roundtables
National Sponsors have the option to add on one or multiple CDFA State Roundtable sponsorships to their National Sponsorship at a discounted rate. These State Roundtables currently include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York/New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. National Sponsors can be a Premium Roundtable Sponsor in any state for just $1,000, which represents a $500 savings per state. Premium Roundtable Sponsors receive prominent recognition during all state specific CDFA Financing Roundtable activities throughout 2017. This includes visibility in all newsletters, event marketing, and on the CDFA website. Other benefits include:

>>>Become a National Sponsor Today

For more information about National Sponsorship, email CDFA or call (614) 705-1302.

CDFA National Sponsors

  • Baker Tilly
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Brownfield Superfund Advisory, Inc
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Business Oregon
  • CohnReznick
  • FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • gener8tor
  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Kutak Rock LLP
  • McGuireWoods
  • MuniCap, Inc.
  • NW Financial Group, LLC
  • PGAV Planners, LLC
  • SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Stern Brothers
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • Z. The Bond Buyer
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