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Financing Your Development Project

1pm - 1:45pm - Room Jed D. Satow


Keith Gordon - Moderator



Mr. Gordon received his BBA in Finance from Howard University and a
MBA from Harvard Business School, later founding NCV Capital Partners in
2007. He and his team are dedicated to advocating for and partnering with
non-profit and religious organizations to preserve quality housing for low-
income communities. NCV has worked to build a reputation for being agile
with various financing options in order to match developments
opportunities to each client's level of resources.

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John Gilmore

Managing Director

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John E Gilmore, IV joined Walker & Dunlop in 2018 as a Managing Director in the company’s Multifamily Finance group. He brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience focused on the development and financing of affordable housing. Mr. Gilmore has closed over 100 multifamily transactions throughout his career, which have helped to create and renovate over 22,000 units totaling more than $2 billion of debt originations. He is also highly experienced in complex deal structures including structured credit facilities, tax-exempt and taxable bonds, and federal and state tax credits.

Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Gilmore served as a Senior Vice President in the Community Development and Investment group within KeyBank Real Estate Capital. In 2015, KeyBank appointed him to the management team tasked with expanding the bank’s affordable housing lending activity to all 50 states. In this capacity, he was consistently the top debt originator and helped to establish KeyBank as the #3 affordable housing lender in the country.

Mr. Gilmore attended Morehouse College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance and a minor in economics with Cum Laude honors. Beyond the company, he is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council, the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Affordable & Workforce Housing Product Council, and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC).


Kirk Goodrich



As Genesis’ Managing Director of Development, Nicole draws on nearly 20 years of industry acumen in the public and private sectors to finance complex housing developments for the firm. In this role, Nicole crafts and executes real estate projects involving Year 15 re-syndication, conventional debt, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, LIHTCs, RAD, HOME, CDBG, and a range of other public and private funding sources. 

Prior to joining Genesis, Nicole served as a developer with Pennrose Properties and as a manager for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Before that, she worked with lenders, municipalities and nonprofits across the country as a consultant for Community Development Services. Nicole currently serves on the steering committee for the New Jersey chapter of Women in Housing and Finance. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rice University and a Master of Science of Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Nicole currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Real Estate Chamber (NYREC).

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Clarence Burleigh



Clarence is a client executive in BNY Mellon’s Real Estate and Mortgage Banking Division. He is responsible for introducing the Bank's complementary products and services to his existing clients, while also developing relationships with prospective clients. 


He has been with BNY Mellon for over twenty years and previously served as an Assistant Treasurer in the U.S. Corporate Banking Group’s Retailing Industry Division and a Vice President in the Endowment, Foundations and Non-Profits Banking Division.  Prior to joining BNYM he was a loan officer & credit portfolio management officer at Sumitomo Bank of California.  


Clarence graduated magna cum laude from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a degree in finance, has an M.B.A. in finance from N.Y.U.’s Stern School of Business and a M.S. in Real Estate from N.Y.U.’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

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