Consortium for Housing and Asset Management (CHAM) Conference

Posted by on March 30, 2009

2009 CHAM Asset Management Conference
April 22 – 24, 2009, San Antonio, Texas

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Conference Description
The Consortium for Housing and Asset Management (CHAM) Asset Management Professionals’ Conference is the only professional development and networking event devoted solely to building the capacity of affordable housing asset managers.  At dynamic workshops, plenary and peer-to-peer sessions, participants share ideas on basic and advanced topics in asset and property management, explore ways to strengthen professional skills, search out solutions to common problems, preview emerging issues and trends, and build relationships with their colleagues.  The overall goal is to maximize the potential of today’s managers to build and maintain sound real estate portfolios that satisfy the “double bottom line.”

Who Should Attend?
¨           CDC and non profit executive directors, finance directors and asset and property managers
¨           Public Housing Authority/State Housing Finance Authority/Agency representatives
¨           Enterprise, LISC, and NeighborWorks® America staff
¨           Industry experts, lenders and funders

What People Said about the 2007 Conference

¨           The presenters and moderators were very knowledgeable and were able to explain their topics in a way that even the newest attendee could understand.
¨           This was my first CHAM conference – very useful information!  I will definitely return!
¨           It was great to be around so many people that spoke the “asset management” language!  Great conference!
¨           This was a no-schmooze, 100% content-filled conference.  All sessions were right on target, and full of useful, and often leading edge, information.
¨           Well organized.  Professional.  Good presentations.  Panels usually make me snooze, but these didn’t.
¨           This conference gave me the opportunity to meet with experts in my industry.  Through educational sessions and networking events, I was able to get solutions to some of the toughest challenges I have in my portfolios.  I will definitely be back next year, prepared with a list of topics I want to discuss with my peers.
¨           I see ways that I can add and or assist our organization and what can’t be used there can be delivered by me to the community.  I will be more valuable to our consumers directly and feel good about being able to do so.  Thank you so much!
¨           CHAM is the one conference I consider the most important to attend each year.

The conference registration fee is $425.00 and is payable by Visa or MasterCard (online through April 3, 2009), Check or Money Order.  American Express is not accepted.  Visit:

The registration fee includes all conference materials and sessions, as well as continental breakfasts, award lunch and an evening reception.  It does not include the CHAM Dinner ($40) or your hotel room.  LISC will send a confirmation letter to acknowledge receipt of payment.  If you do not receive confirmation by fax or email within 10 days of registering, please call Jessica Boykin, CMP at 212.455.9325.


The fee is fully refundable if LISC is notified in writing of a cancellation by 5:00 pm EST, March 24, 2009.  An administrative fee of $150.00 will be deducted on cancellation requests after this date.  No refunds will be granted to any registrant who cancels after 5:00 pm EST on April 3, 2009, because of contractual obligations with the hotel.


LISC has secured a block of rooms at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, TX where the conference will be held.  This block will be exclusively for CHAM attendees through March 31, 2009, after which reservations may be taken on a space-available basis only and rates may vary.  In order to ensure that you receive the group rate of $169.00 (does not include local taxes), we highly recommend you secure a room early and/or by the date above.  (Reminder:  Registering with CHAM for the conference does not guarantee participants a room.  Each participant, unless a presenter, MUST contact the hotel directly for a room).

Sheraton Gunter Hotel
205 East Houston Street ? San Antonio, TX  78205
210.227.3241; 888.999.2089

SATRANS Shuttle service is available to the hotel from San Antonio International Airport, 210-281-9900, for $18 each way or $32 roundtrip.  Taxi service for $27 each way is also available. (non of this part should be bold)

Check the CHAM website or contact Sandra Abramson, LISC, 212.455.9319 or

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