Julie Everitt
PathStone Corporation
7 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607

“CCA staff worked with our staff to obtain financing to purchase and rehabilitate a 188 unit HUD development in upstate New York.”

“Their expertise with HUD and tax exempt financing enabled PathStone Corporation to close this development in the midst of the recent financial crisis. We greatly appreciated their expertise and professionalism.”

Kathy Warren
Portsmouth Redevelopment Hsg. Authority
801 Water Street Ste. 200
Portsmouth, VA 23704

“Chesapeake Community Advisors has helped the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority during the past several years secure funding and low-income housing tax credits which has allowed us to successfully implement our HOPE VI program and construct other multi-family communities.  They played an integral role in preparing the applications for funding as well as helping to ensure that the closings with investors were timely and most importantly, that our projects were completed on time and under budget.”

Louis Prues
Lutheran Social Services Michigan

“I cannot imagine what Lutheran Social Services Michigan (LSSM) would do without CCA. Few faith-based non profits have expertise in the tax credit market. CCA does. We challenged CCA with our two biggest problems – a very large 202 that needed substantial rehabilitation and a LIHPRA 236 that needed refinancing. CCA found ways to make both happen. When asked what words I would use to describe CCA, I would say “they don’t quit; they know numbers; they have access to answers you need; they’re fun to work with.” My first call for help is always to Ben and Lisa because they already know what I will never learn.”

Mark McDaniel
President and Executive Officer
Great Lakes Capital Fund Nonprofit Housing Corporation
1000 South Washington, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48910

“I have worked with the principals of Chesapeake since the inception of Great Lakes Capital Fund in 1993. They have proven to be the most highly skilled and knowledgeable group of professionals we have ever worked with in this industry. Their creative and entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and finance have made them the number one choice for the Capital Fund to assist us in complex and difficult real estate transactions. The use of Chesapeake in our Housing Tax Credit Year 15 disposition strategies has produced results  for our investors that were beyond their expectations and has been a model we use in all of our disposition strategies. They are real estate experts extraordinaire with the added benefit of being socially minded. They not only care about the investor and owner benefits but also take into account a positive outcome for the residents.”

Patricia Green
RPS Corporation

“RPS engaged CCA in 2005 to assist in the disposition of RPS’s affordable housing portfolio, which consisted of over eighty properties, located throughout the country. The successful conclusion to our portfolio disposition is in large part attributable to Ben and David and their team at CCA.  Though faced with a multitude of problems, including properties with extensive deferred maintenance, difficult  regulatory agencies and severely distressed financial markets, CCA brought resolutions to our issues that were consistently satisfactory to all parties concerned. The depth and scope of CCA’s expertise in the many facets of the affordable housing industry proved invaluable. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with such a group of professionals.”