Peg Barringer
Partner, Director of Economic Development Consulting
Peg Barringer has over 25 years of experience in economic development research, planning, program design, implementation, evaluation and training. She has worked in over 200 communities in 40 states. Clients have included: local, state and national government agencies, community-based and national nonprofits, financial institutions, social enterprises and real estate developers. Ms. Barringer has extensive experience conducting economic and financial analysis, market research, feasibility studies and impact assessments to strategically guide projects and investment that increase economic opportunities in target communities in a sustainable way. Project types have included: downtown & commercial district revitalization, microenterprise & small business development, creative economy initiatives and commercial real estate development. She has also designed and delivered training on a variety of topics and provided other assistance to increase the capacity of organizations to undertake economic development activities. Ms. Barringer has been a faculty member at Tufts University since 1991 where she continues to teach part-time in the Graduate Program of Urban Policy and Planning. She is a seasoned project manager, experienced with complex multi-site projects and large teams of staff & subcontractors.

Contact: Peg@FinePointAssociates.com (617) 763-5952

Education: M.C.P., Master of Community Planning/Real Estate Development; B.L.A., Bachelor of Landscape Architecture/Urban Design; B.S., Land Use Planning

Certification: Economic Development Finance Professional Certification (i.e., Business Credit Analysis, Real Estate Financing, Loan Packaging, Negotiating, and Financial Deal Structuring)

Affiliation: Adjunct Faculty, Tufts University Graduate Department of Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning

Elaine Nickerson
Partner, Director of Affordable Housing Consulting
Elaine Nickerson has provided affordable housing consulting, training, management assessments, monitoring services and evaluations for real estate developers, non profit corporations, and government agencies in the US and abroad (in Ukraine and Russia). She has expertise in the development and management of rental property & homeownership projects, homebuyer assistance programs, tenant based rental assistance, housing rehabilitation, HUD Housing Quality Standards, M/WBE outreach and Section 3.  In addition, she is experienced in construction management, budget development and asset management. Ms. Nickerson has over 20 years of housing program monitoring experience and has managed large statewide contracts.

Contact: Elaine@FinePointAssociates.com (617) 543-2204                   

Education: B.A., History; Institute of Affordable Housing (real estate development, public and private financing, design, and management)              

Certification: Certified HOME Program Specialist, Regulations-2007, Certified HOME Program Specialist, Administration-2008 US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Lindsay Cohrs
Manager of Business Operations
Lindsay Cohrs has provided housing and economic development planning services, monitoring services and pre-development feasibility analyses for over 15 years.  She has expertise in the development and management of rental and homeownership projects, administration of HUD financing programs including HOME, CDBG and ESG. She also has experience conducting research, facilitating community input and developing comprehensive plans, housing needs assessments, tax credit applications, subsidy layering analyses, Consolidated Plans, Action Plans, and Environmental Reviews. As manager of Business Operations, in Addition to her role as a Compliance Monitor, Ms Cohrs oversees the operations of the Affordable Housing Division. This includes scheduling and tracking work assignments as well as implementing new technology.

Contact: Lindsay@FinePointAssociates.com (508) 340-8890

Education:  M.A., Urban and Regional Planning; B.B.A, Marketing

Certification: Certified HOME Program Specialist, Regulations-2009, US Department of Housing and Urban Development


Laurie Tickle
Manager of Affordable Housing Programs
Laurie Tickle has over 15 years of experience underwriting, scoring applications, implementation and monitoring for federal and state finance programs. She was previously the Director of a statewide Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and the Director of statewide Housing Stabilization and Capital Improvement Preservation Fund. As Manager of Affordable Housing Programs, in addition to her role as Compliance Monitor, Ms. Tickle oversees compliance monitoring reporting, technical assistance and training.

Contact: Laurie@FinePointAssociates.com (617) 548-7640

Education:  M.A., City Planning, B.S., Community Development (with minor in Geography)

Kate Joyce
Senior Compliance Analyst
Kate Joyce has over 20 years of experience managing affordable rental properties holding positions from Assistant Manager to Regional Director. She has managed projects with numerous financing sources including HOME, HSF, HIF, FCF, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Project Based Section 8 and 202. She has expertise in the development and administration of Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans, Tenant Selection Plans and budgets. Her experience also includes financial analysis, facilities management, property inspections, lease-up and relocation.

Contact: Kate@FinePointAssociates.com (508) 574-8293

Education:  B.A English with a minor in Business Administration

Certification:  CPM - Certified Property Manager, ARM - Accredited Residential Manager, SCHM - Specialist inHousing Credit Management, COS - Certified Occupancy Specialist, CCP - Certified Credit Compliance Professional, Massachusetts Notary Public

Olga Pitel
Compliance Analyst
Olga Pitel has provided housing and community development consulting, monitoring, and technical assistance services for over 25 years. She has expertise in designing and administering public financing, housing rehabilitation, first time homebuyer and lead abatement programs.

Contact: Olga@FinePointAssociates.com (508) 341-5542

Education:  B.S., Economics

Michelle Mastroianni
Compliance Analyst
Michelle Mastroianni has over 5 years of experience managing affordable rental properties holding positions from Assistant Manager to Property Manager. She has managed properties with financing sources such as HOME, HSF Project Based Section 8 and 202. Her experience also includes working in Supportive Housing.

Contact: Michelle@FinePointAssociates.com (978) 833-8437

Education:  B.S., Community Health Education, A.S. Physical Therapy Economics

Certification:  AHMC - Assisted Housing Manager Certification

Stephanie Vicino
Compliance Analyst
Stephanie Vicino has over 9 years of experience managing affordable rental properties holding positions from Assistant Manager to Property Manager. She has managed properties with financing sources such as HOME, HSF, AHTF, Project Based Section 8 and Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

Contact: Stephanie@FinePointAssociates.com (508) 423-0831

Education:  B.S., Administration of Justice with concentration in Psychology

Certification:  NALP - National Apartment Leasing Professional, CPO - Certified Professional of Occupancy, C3P - LIHTC certification, RES201 - Successful Site Management AHMC

Other Consultants & Subcontractors
FinePoint regularly partners with other consultants and subcontractors to form teams with the breadth of expertise and experience appropriate to the needs of our clients.

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