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Kristin Niver


Washington, D.C.
202 585 6937 202 585 6937 direct

Kristin concentrates her practice in all aspects of commercial real estate finance and development, with a career-long focus on affordable housing and community development, both as a real estate and commercial finance attorney, and formerly as an urban planner specializing in affordable housing finance and policy.

She has extensive experience not only in community development lending, impact finance syndications and programmatic and policy issues related to affordable housing, but she also has a broad background in commercial real estate finance and development generally, with almost a decade of legal experience representing banks, insurance companies and debt funds in construction and permanent loans, debt restructurings and secondary market transactions, as well as working with market-rate and affordable housing developers and owners on financings, acquisitions and sales, joint venture arrangements, condominium regimes, and leases for all product types, including multifamily, retail, office and hotel, and frequently as part of complex mixed-use development and redevelopment and master planning projects nationwide.

Kristin maintains a particular focus on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transactions, and provides legal advice to financial institutions, investors, community development entities, nonprofits, lenders and profit and nonprofit developers engaged in community development lending, social impact investing and tax credit finance.


Changing the Face of Urban America: Assessing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
102 VA. L. REV. ONLINE 48, 2016


Moderator, "The Amazon Effect: Amazon HQ2’s Effect on Real Estate and Housing in the D.C. Metro,"
ABA RPTE National CLE Conference, May 12, 2023

Moderator, "Greening Your Practice - Developments and Opportunities in Sustainable Real Estate,"
ABA RPTE National CLE Conference, May 11, 2023

Moderator, "Office to Housing Conversions in Downtown DC,”
ABA RPTE Sponsored Webinar, March 28, 2023

Moderator, “Role of Affordable Housing Programs in the Biden Administration’s Social Safety Net Legislation,”
ABA RPTE National CLE Conference, April 28, 2022