Years of experience and industry knowledge are behind each person on our team.
Judy is an attorney who has specialized in affordable housing, community development, and related issues since 1998. As the leader of VDC, her duties include all real estate matters, site selection and negotiation, development budgets, community relations, organizational and operating matters, deal structuring, and due diligence with equity investors. In addition to her duties with VDC, Judy is the sole member of Van Dyke & Company, LLC which has served as developer and/or consultant for over 600 units of affordable housing in the southeast United States.
Avery Werner Smith was promoted to Development Coordinator in May of 2016 and since then has played an active role in assisting our clients convert through HUD’s RAD program and obtaining funding via LIHTC applications. She has previously submitted successful LIHTC applications in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, and is now shifting her focus to LIHTC applications in Alabama and Georgia. Her additional skills in ArcGIS, data analysis, environmental policy and sustainability make her a valuable asset to the VDC Team. Avery graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Geography in 2010 and also holds an HCCP certifcation.
Krissy is an experienced office manager who brings many levels of experience to our team. She has a background in residential and commercial property management, construction management, and almost 20 years of bookkeeping experience. She helps keep our team organized, prepared, and in budget.
As Development Coordinator, Kim Golden is responsible for getting projects from step one to completion, from initial application to final closing. Her expertise is in Alabama LIHTC and RAD developments. Her leadership in tracking multiple closing requirements, HUD deadlines, and meeting RAD milestones keeps our projects on time and within budget. She ensures that projects meet due diligence requirements established by HUD, lenders, grant funding, and equity providers. She has been the lead on a number of RAD transactions and has successfully obtained funding for multiple Alabama 4% and 9% LIHTC developments. She holds a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) certification from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Kim also has skills in planning for and coordinating tenant relocation.