Conifer Development Promotes Key Team Players

To kick off the 2019-year, Conifer Realty, LLC has announced three additional promotions within their Development Leadership Team.

Lisa Kaseman, who started at Conifer in 2006, will lead Conifer’s Development activities in New York State development projects. While at Conifer, Ms. Kaseman has developed over 2,880 apartment homes within 50 communities in NYS. In addition, she developed the City of Rochester’s only low barrier homeless shelter expanding it from 19 to 82 beds. In February of 2018, Ms. Kaseman began overseeing all Development activities in Upstate New York and in that position, “she created a culture of camaraderie and accountability, exemplifying one of Conifer’s practices of doing what we say we’ll do. She will carry these values over into her expanded role, growing Conifer’s philosophy. Working with her is a privilege and I am excited for what we will accomplish together for Affordable Housing in New York State,” stated Senior Vice President of Development, Sam Leone.

Brian Ivy has been promoted to Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ivy joined Conifer in 2016 as Property Finance Director. He is a recognized and accomplished attorney in the LIHTC industry and has added expertise and professionalism to his position. Joan Hoover said of Mr. Ivy that in his three years as a part of Team Conifer, he has led “Development Accounting to achieve several important objectives and has been played a critical role in developing our talented team. Brian is a true leader and team player.”

Kyle Speece, who has been with Conifer since 2017, has also been promoted to Regional Vice President and will take on responsibility of Maryland and Pennsylvania development activities. During his time with Conifer, Mr. Speece has been responsible for new business identification and all facets of project management for Conifer’s development efforts in Pennsylvania and Maryland. We are grateful for his dedication, expertise and leadership, and look forward to his future successes.

In their roles, Lisa Kaseman, Brian Ivy and Kyle Speece have significantly improved the quality and effectiveness of many Conifer Development processes, pointedly contributing to many of the Company’s successes. It is with great honor that we share this news and with the promotion of three key players on Conifer’s Development Team, we are confident and positioned for the future of our continued growth.