Chaundi Randolph - Affordable Housing & Real Estate Attorney - Nixon Peabody LLP

Chaundi Randolph



Chaundi Randolph is counsel in Nixon Peabody’s Affordable Housing and Real Estate group. He advises clients on the development and operation of affordable housing. Chaundi draws on his prior 12-plus years of experience at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he served as lead counsel on several programs for the HUD offices of Public Housing and Multifamily Housing, including the Public Housing Mixed Finance Development program. Accordingly, Chaundi advises clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters involving the acquisition, financing, development, asset management, and preservation of public, HUD-assisted, and multifamily housing developments.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on the development and operation of affordable housing and real estate transactions, finance and investments, and HUD statutory and regulatory matters.

Regulatory advice

During my practice at HUD, I advised both the offices of Public Housing and Multifamily Housing on all manner of statutory and regulatory issues. These experiences have positioned me well to assist clients in navigating HUD processes to achieve their objectives in structuring novel transactions, repositioning projects, and maintaining operational compliance in existing projects.

Affordable housing transactions

I advise on all manner of affordable housing transactions. During my tenure at HUD, I negotiated and closed transactions that included various financing sources including public housing capital funds, public housing operating funds, tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits, FHA financing, and conventional debt. I am also well versed in and assist clients with the development, preservation, and repositioning of HUD Assisted Housing developments including those assisted with the Section 202 elderly, Section 811 disabled, and Project Based Section 8 programs.

What do you see on the horizon?

As the nation’s affordable housing stock continues to age, I see an increased focus on creative ways to recapitalize, reposition, and preserve affordable housing assets. Accordingly, I think it will remain important to exercise flexibility in terms of funding and recapitalization sources, partnerships, and innovative operations methods to preserve these assets.

Aside from preservation matters, I expect a blitz of new funding for affordable housing development. Congress and the current administration has made it clear, in both the infrastructure bill and the proposed Build Back Better Act, that there is a focus to expand affordable housing across all subgenres over the next decade. Accordingly, with new funding and HUD programs on the horizon, I see new opportunities for development and the expansion of the nation’s affordable housing stock.

Lastly, in the post pandemic population shift from urban centers to areas once thought of as rural or suburban, I sense there will be a rise in the need for affordable housing in these areas, which were once affordable, but are now less affordable due to market pressure from high wage remote workers and low inventory. These shifts will provide both new challenges and unique opportunities to further develop the housing infrastructure within these communities to accommodate the needs of all.

Presentations

  • “2022 HUD 202 Program: Updates and Opportunities,”LeadingAge Florida's 59th Annual Convention and Exposition, Orlando, FL, July 20, 2022
  • “2022 HUD 202 Elderly Housing Program: Updates and Opportunities,” LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Annual Meeting + Expo, Atlantic City, NJ, June 2, 2022
  • “Hot Topics – Public and Assisted Housing,” ABA—2022 Forum on Affordable Housing Annual Meeting, May 27, 2022
  • “Washington Update,” IPED’s Learn the Basics: Housing Tax Credits 101, Boston, MA, March 24, 2022
  • “Closing RAD for PRAC Transactions,” HUD Field Counsel Training Parts I and II (2021)
  • “Hot Topics in Assisted Housing,” ABA—Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (“ABA Forum on Affordable Housing”) Annual Conference (2019)
  • “Rental Assistance Demonstration Expansion—202 Elderly Housing,” 2019 HUD Annual Closing School (2019)
  • “Hot Topics in Assisted Housing,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing Annual Conference (2018)
  • “Power Purchase Agreements and Third-Party Contracts,” 2018 HUD Annual Closing School (2018)
  • “Cell Tower Leases and Contemporary Issues,” 2015 HUD Annual Closing School (2015)
  • “Careers in Affordable Housing Law,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing, University of D.C., Clark School of Law (2011)

Real estate lawyers on the move

Law360 | January 19, 2022

This column on notable industry moves features the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice

People on the move

Affordable Housing Finance | December 15, 2021

This column on notable industry moves features the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also includes a brief description of each attorney’s practice.

People in the news

McKnights Senior Living | December 14, 2021

The following roundup article on notable industry moves feature the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also features a brief description on each of their practices.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | December 13, 2021

The following roundup article on notable industry moves feature the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also features a brief description on each of their practices.

Nixon Peabody adds three more lawyers to Affordable Housing, Real Estate bench

The American Lawyer | December 09, 2021

This article features the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also quotes AHRE practice group leader Denise Pursley on recent growth across the practice and the increased demand for legal services.

Contact

Chaundi S. Randolph

Counsel

Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8830


Fax: 833-415-2210

University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Real Property Development

Florida A&M University College of Law, J.D.

Widener University/University of Nairobi International Law Institute

Florida A&M University, B.S.

District of Columbia

Florida

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing, YLD (2009–present)
  • National Bar Association (2009–present)
  • Guardian Ad Litem 11th Circuit of Florida (2007–2009)
  • DC Bar Pro Bono Small Business Advice & Referral Clinic (2010–present)
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