Joan Hoover is President and a principal of Conifer Realty, LLC where she is responsible for the overall performance of the development company managing a talented multidisciplinary team of development, legal and finance staff.
Ms. Hoover leads Conifer’s Senior Leadership Team, a diverse team of experts who focus on establishing Conifer’s global strategic initiatives and creating a collaborative culture that encourages leaders to rise at every level of the Company.
Prior to assuming responsibility for the development company, Ms. Hoover was responsible for the closing and due diligence functions of the company as well as equity and debt financing of Conifer’s affordable housing portfolio. Ms. Hoover is also involved in asset management, acquisition, and disposition of real estate and business interests.
From 2003 through 2006, Ms. Hoover served as Deputy Commissioner for Community Development at the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and President of the New York State Housing Trust Fund where she managed New York State’s housing and community development programs. Previously, as the Controller of the Affordable Housing Division at Home Properties, she supervised the financial, development, disposition and investor relation functions for a portfolio of 10,000 units of affordable housing.
Ms. Hoover has over 25 years of experience in the financial management and development of affordable housing. A certified public accountant by training, Ms. Hoover has held a number of positions with a variety of prestigious financial consulting and real estate development firms where she gained extensive experience in the use of low-income housing credits for the development of affordable housing.
Ms. Hoover has been an active member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing since 2001, where she served as Vice President. She currently serves as a member of the Community Leadership Council of PathStone Corporation and most recently served on the Housing Work Group for the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. Ms. Hoover is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association and has served on the Developers Council Year 15 working group.