America First Multifamily Investors CEO reveals retirement

by Candyd Mendoza24 Nov 2020

America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX) CEO Chad Daffer has announced that he is stepping down from his position after five years leading the company.

Daffer will officially retire on December 31, 2020, and Chief Investment Officer Kenneth Rogozinski will assume Daffer’s role on an interim basis. Regozinski will take reins on January 01, 2021.

“With his deep background in investment management and capital strategies, the board of managers is confident that Ken will be a great leader for ATAX as we search for a permanent successor,’’ said Steve Rosenberg, founder and CEO of Greystone and the chairman of the board of Greystone Manager.

Rosenberg said that the board is undertaking a process to consider both internal and external candidates to become the permanent chief executive officer of ATAX.

In addition to Daffer’s announcement, the board of managers of Greystone AF Manager (a general partner of ATAX), has named seasoned mortgage leader Deborah Wilson as director of ATAX and member of the audit committee. She will be replacing William Mando Jr., who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Drawing on her extensive experience in the mortgage lending industry, Wilson currently assists existing and potential owners of commercial mortgage banking companies as principal at Ramshead Advisors. She has also held senior leadership roles at Walker & Dunlop, Fannie Mae, and KMPG.

“Deborah’s addition will complement the skills, expertise and experiences of our existing board members and we look forward to her contributions,” Rosenberg said. “We also want to thank outgoing board member Bill Mando for his service and wish him all the best in his future pursuits.’’