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Managing Staff Members

Ron_Griffith

Ronald M. Griffith
President & CEO

Since 2007, Mr. Griffith has served as President and CEO of Century Housing. Prior to his current position, Mr. Griffith was Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Century, he was a partner in a national law firm specializing in all aspects of real estate law and finance. He also established the office of general counsel at Union Federal Bank. Earlier in his career, Mr. Griffith served as Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Griffith graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University and holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Mr. Griffith was the recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam.

 

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Alan R. Hoffman
Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hoffman is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Century Housing and its affiliates. With 26 years of experience in management and finance, Mr. Hoffman is currently responsible for all corporate finance, risk management, investments, financial planning, tax, and IT functions.

Mr. Hoffman has spearheaded capital markets and corporate finance functions for such companies as Exxon Corporation, GM-Hughes Electronics, K & B Home Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Finance Corporation. To date he has raised $4.5 billion in debt and equity capital for companies in various industries in public and private markets, including 3 IPOs.

Mr. Hoffman received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Political Science and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Social Systems’ Science from UCLA. He has also instructed as an adjunct professor of finance in Pepperdine University’s M.B.A. program and at UCLA Extension.

Mr. Hoffman first moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and is active in the Los Angeles finance community.

 

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Brian D’Andrea
Senior Vice President,
Housing

As Senior Vice President of Housing, Brian oversees Century’s affordable housing preservation, investment and development activities.  In this capacity, Brian serves as president of two Century affiliates,  Century Villages at Cabrillo and Century Affordable Development, Inc.  Mr. D’Andrea is responsible for the 27 acre Villages at Cabrillo campus that is home to more than 1,000 individuals on any given night. Overseeing the campus’ fundraising efforts, Mr. D’Andrea is also actively involved with expanding the collaboration of some 20 nonprofit and government agencies that operate at the Villages.  Mr. D’Andrea oversees all of Century’s real estate preservation, investment and development efforts on the campus and beyond.

In 2009, Mr. D’Andrea completed the $32.5 million Family Commons at Cabrillo tax credit development, consisting of 80 affordable permanent homes, along with the recapitalization of the $9.0 million Academy Hall development, consisting of 45 affordable permanent homes.  In 2010, Mr. D’Andrea completed a $1.0 million kitchen renovation on the CVC campus. In 2012, Mr. D’Andrea completed the development of a $5.0 million homeless shelter.  In late 2013, he closed on the $33 million Cabrillo Gateway partnership and started construction on this 4th phase of permanent supportive housing development at the Villages.

Prior to Century, Mr. D’Andrea worked for Toll Brothers, a public homebuilder, where his responsibilities varied from acquisition finance to project management. Previously, Mr. D’Andrea was a Program Manager for an economic development organization.

Mr. D’Andrea graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a liberal arts degree. In 2005, Mr. D’Andrea earned his MBA in real estate and finance from UCLA’s Anderson School and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of California since 2010.  He is a 2012 graduate of NeighborWorks America’s Achieving Excellence in Community Development, an 18 month performance-driven leadership program administered in collaboration with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

 

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Josh Hamilton
Vice President,
Lending

As Vice President of Lending, Mr. Hamilton is responsible for loan originations throughout Century’s California footprint. Mr. Hamilton has over 15 years of experience in affordable housing finance. Prior to Century Housing, Josh was a loan officer with PNC Real Estate where he was responsible for originating more than $300 million in permanent financing primarily for affordable housing properties through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA.

Josh has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from UCLA and a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) through the University of Southern California.

 

 

 

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Karen
Bennett-Green
Vice President,
Loan Administration

Ms. Bennett-Green, Vice President of Loan Administration, is responsible for managing Century Housing’s loan portfolio. Has more than 16 years of real estate loan experience, including commercial, multifamily, and affordable niches. Has extensive experience in working with tax credit terms, tax-exempt bonds, and Fannie Mae “Direct Underwriting Service” transactions. As a previous housing specialist for the Housing Authority of the City of Inglewood before going to the Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group in Long Beach where she oversaw all aspects of risk management for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) of an 8,000-unit Section 42 portfolio.

Ms. Bennett-Green serves as Vice President of Century Affordable Development Corporation and Century Community Lending Company, LLC. Ms. Bennett-Green is an advisory member of HSGP, Inc., a community based advocacy organization in the Harbor Gateway South Community. She is working with the community leaders to secure the acquisition of land and develop a safe and secure recreational area for a community that has been identified as needing an environmentally green facility. Also, Ms. Bennett-Green is a member of the Women in Real Estate, an international organization, and a member of Leader to Leader since 2003.

Finally, she has been a board member of the View Heights Block Club and previously served on the Inglewood YMCA board of directors prior to the closure.

Ms. Bennett-Green received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles.

 

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Rosa Cardona Menart
Vice President and Corporate Controller

Mrs. Menart is Vice President and Corporate Controller for Century Housing. She has over 18 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. Mrs. Menart is responsible for all corporate accounting, treasury functions, investments, housing and loan accounting. She manages the day-to-day activities of the Finance/Accounting department and Loan Accounting. She also oversees the Housing groups Finance/Accounting team. She coordinates, formulates, and manages a capital and operational expense budget of over $20 million. Mrs. Menart coordinates the annual audit and tax returns of Century Housing and all affiliates. She oversees the Loan Accounting department, which is responsible for a loan portfolio up to $200 million. She is responsible for monitoring, recording and reconciling the investment portfolio. Mrs. Menart is also responsible for financial and compliance reporting.

Prior to her employment at Century Housing, Mrs. Menart worked as a Planning Assistant to a prominent Financial Advisor at American Express and as a Financial Assistant for a top producing Farmers Insurance agent.

Mrs. Cardona Menart graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a Bachelor of Science (with honors) in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

 

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Fern Hendrickson
Vice President,
Human Resources

Ms. Hendrickson has been with Century Housing since 2001 and is responsible for directing Human Resources functions. Her responsibilities include identifying sources for talent acquisition, implementation and monitoring of compensation and rewards systems required to retain talent, and assuring the health and welfare of employees. She is responsible for the management of policies to provide a supportive employee environment including maintaining good employee relations and providing equal opportunity. Ms. Hendrickson manages the Human Resources budget and staff along with the general administrative staff.

Ms. Hendrickson is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as SPHR-CA and a graduate of California State University, Dominquez Hills, where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration with honors. She is an active member of Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Before joining Century Housing, Ms. Hendrickson worked for two multinational manufacturing firms, a microwave engineering firm, in banking, and in sales training.

 

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Tim O’Connell
Senior Director,
Policy and Advocacy

As Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy, Mr. O’Connell is responsible for representing the interests of the Corporation, its affiliates, partners, and clients at the federal, state, and local levels, including matters relating to funding, regulation, and oversight. Mr. O’Connell is Century’s primary liaison with elected representatives, legislative staff, and appointed administrative officials in the on-going effort to assure that meeting the demand for affordable homes and related issues remain public policy priorities.

Prior to coming to Century Housing Corporation, Mr. O’Connell served with the San Diego Housing Commission, the City Manager, and the Mayor of the City of San Diego.

Mr. O’Connell earned his law degree in 1978 from the University of San Diego and earned his baccalaureate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

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Steve Colman
Executive Director,
Century Villages at Cabrillo

Steve Colman is the Executive Director of Century Villages at Cabrillo and is responsible for all operational aspects of the 27-acre campus. Mr. Colman has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of office operations, facilities management, and financial analysis.

In the five years prior to joining Century Housing, Mr. Colman supported the Sr. Director of Global Real Estate and Risk Management at Korn/Ferry International, assisting the office operations in 21 cities across North America and directly managing the office operations of Korn/Ferry’s corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Colman was Operations Manager-West Coast for The Conde Nast Publications and from 1986 to 1993, held successive roles as Financial Analyst, Administration Manager, and Director of Administration for Knapp Communications Corporation, then publisher of Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit magazines. Before moving to the for-profit sector, Mr. Colman spent five years as a caseworker for Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles.

Mr. Colman received his B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and is an alumnus of Leadership Long Beach, a civic improvement organization designed to educate and develop community leaders. His past volunteer activities included local PTA, Cub Scouts, and coaching youth baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and football programs.

 

Howard Chan
Controller,
Housing

As Controller at Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC), Mr. Chan is responsible for all aspects of accounting, tax and financial reporting for CVC’s portfolio of assets.  Mr. Chan also assists in the asset management functions of the housing projects.  Mr. Chan joins the team with over 10 years of experience in the affordable housing and low-income housing tax credit industry from his tenure at Novogradac and Company and Highridge Costa Investors.  Mr. Chan began his professional career at KPMG LLP and also worked at The Walt Disney Company and a private real estate investment management company in the greater Los Angeles area.

Mr. Chan received his B.S. degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.  He earned his Masters of Business Taxation degree with high honors from Golden Gate University.  Mr. Chan is a certified public accountant in the State of California.