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October 12, 2020

Community Development with Ron Moelis

Our recent episodes have focused on policy and innovations to address housing affordability. In this podcast, Steve and Corey focus on how these practices drive change for residents, neighborhoods and communities. They are joined by Ron Moelis, CEO and founding partner at L+M Development Partners  – a leading affordable housing developer in the NYC area; Washington, D.C.; and California. Their discussion covers numerous topics ranging from gentrification, racial and social justice, mixed-use and mixed-income housing, as well as special considerations due to the pandemic.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 - 4:00 – Background on L+M Development
  • Chapter 2: 4:00 - 10:30 – Recent examples on mixed-income housing
  • Chapter 3: 10:30 - 19:30 – Considerations for new projects
  • Chapter 4: 19:30 - 34:00 – Recent recessions and the current pandemic
  • Chapter 5: 34:00 - 41:00 –Racial and social justice factors
  • Chapter 6: 41:00 - end – Looking ahead beyond the pandemic

Listen to other episodes in the series.


This podcast is for informational purposes, and is not advocacy, legal interpretation, nor a statement of policy. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Freddie Mac unless explicitly stated. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Freddie Mac employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of Freddie Mac or any of its officials.

About the Podcast Hosts

Steve Guggenmos

Steve Guggenmos
VP Research & Modeling

Steve leads multifamily research at Freddie Mac. In this role he performs research related to national and market-specific multifamily conditions. His team supports the multifamily business by developing models and quantitative approaches that determine risk-based capital allocations. The models capture loan level risks and also the benefits of the diversification and structural credit support for pools of multifamily mortgages, supporting the core business strategies of Freddie Mac Multifamily.


Corey Aber

Corey Aber
Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy

Corey is the Senior Director of Mission, Policy and Strategy at Freddie Mac Multifamily. In this role, he oversees our Duty to Serve initiatives as well as research and development activities that further our support for affordable housing and underserved markets nationwide.


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