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Kristin Niver


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

New York
917 684 5681 917 684 5681 direct

Kristin is a versatile commercial real estate and finance attorney, concentrating her practice in all aspects of commercial real estate finance and development.

Kristin has 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.

In addition to her broad background in commercial real estate finance and development generally, Kristin has had 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 in community development lending, impact finance syndications and programmatic and policy issues related to affordable housing, and routinely provides legal advice to profit and nonprofit developers, financial institutions, investors, and community development entities engaged in all types of complex real estate development and financing transactions, specifically social impact investing and tax credit finance.

Thompson Coburn Publications

‘Supercharging’ Office to Housing Conversions: New Federal Resources Available to Speed Conversion of Downtown Buildings


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


Moderator, “Powering Progress: Unleashing the Potential of Commercial Real Estate with PACE Financing,”
ABA RPTE National CLE Conference, May 10, 2024

Moderator, “Nuts and Bolts of Preferred Equity in Affordable Housing Transactions,”
ABA RPTE National CLE Conference, May 9, 2024

Moderator, “Supercharging Office to Housing Conversions,”
ABA RPTE National CLE Conference, May 9, 2024

Moderator, "Dinner with GFP, Alchemy Properties, TPG, Twin Oaks Equity Partners & Hudson Valley Property Group,"
Young Jewish Professionals New York, April 9, 2024

Moderator, "DMV Affordable Housing Summit,"
Bisnow, April 4, 2024

Moderator, "Inclusionary Zoning: A Discussion with Three Practitioners,"
ABA RPTE Sponsored Webinar, February 7, 2024

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