Baker Tilly US
Don Bernards, CPA, partner in charge of Baker Tilly’s affordable housing team, has been active in the industry for more than 20 years. Don works with public housing authorities, not-for-profit and for-profit sponsors of affordable housing projects across the nation. He provides solutions and strategies from project conceptualization to applying for scarce resources and advising on various debt, equity, and grant options. In addition, as LIHTC projects approach year 15, Don advises clients on exit strategies, including resyndications. In the past two years, he and his team have worked on 80 projects totaling more than 6,000 units and $1.4 billion in total development costs. Don is active in the advocacy of affordable housing programs, and testified to state legislatures on state LIHTC and workforce credits.