Filling the Gaps in Redevelopment Resources

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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The goal of this interactive session is to collaboratively identify gaps in your city and/or CRA policies that have an adverse impact on underserved populations in your community. What about hiring and employment, housing, access to investment capital, zoning, code en- forcement, philanthropy and other disparities in funding or programs? Once these gaps are identified, we will discuss solutions to assist you in closing the gap to address issues of poverty, affordable housing, small business development and job training in your community. This is a group think, and we hope it will produce some useful takeaways.

Discussion Leaders: Denyve Boyle, MBA, CFRE, Director of Philanthropy, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay; Joseph Bonora, CEO and President, Catalyst Community Capital, Inc.; Felix C. Deloach, Director of Florida Operations, Torti Gallas; Sherod Halliburton, CEO, Manatee Federal Credit Union; and Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., FRA-RA, Executive Director, City of Delray Beach CRA, and Board Member, Florida Redevelopment Association

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Joseph Bonora Mr. Bonora is the CEO and President of Catalyst Community Capital Inc. Joe has over 20 years of experience in real estate finance and development and is responsible for the strategic direction of the companies, including the planning, development, and implementation of the firm’s various verticals. He is particularly well versed in government funding programs and public-private partnerships and is well known within the industry for his ability to engineer complex capital structures and create innovative new ways to finance projects.
Prior to forming Catalyst, Joe was the co-founder and Managing Director of Aileron Investment Management, a national specialty finance firm focused on government guaranteed loan programs, and developer of multifamily, senior housing and mixed-use properties. From the time he formed the company in 2010 until 2018, Joe led Aileron in providing over $550 million in funding to small business owners nationwide. The company also developed over $200 million in multifamily and commercial real estate.
Joe lives in St Petersburg, FL with his wife and two children. He is mediocre at golf but has been boxing and training in Muay Thai for over 15 years, so he is granted unlimited mulligans. Joe is on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, and a member of several community-focused organizations including the Attainable Housing Coalition and the Tampa Downtown Partnership.

Felix C. Deloatch Mr. Deloatch has led Torti Gallas’ Tampa, Florida office since it opened in 2015. As Director and Project Manager, Mr. Deloatch has gained extensive experience working with both small and large-scale projects starting in the schematic stage through construction. This work has ranged from small-budget university facility renovations to multi-million dollar new construction. His role at Torti Gallas involves direct interaction with the Client and consultants as the project team leader working to meet fiscal and construction milestones. His recent work has focused on large and complex mixed-use buildings usually including a combination of residential, retail, office and parking.
Felix also has experience in resilient design, not only as it relates to climate change or natural disasters in coastal areas, but also in terms of economic and social equity resilience. The development of new affordable housing in a once blighted neighborhood and the revitalization of an empty downtown into a thriving destination. Both of these are examples of resilient design that correspond with Mr. Deloatch’s philosophy that all communities should have a design identity that is sustainable and ever evolving.
Mr. Deloatch holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabeth City State University and a Master’s of Architecture from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects and the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Mr. Deloatch has recently worked on the neighborhood revitalization vision for the Greater Ridgecrest Area in Pinellas County, Florida.

Sherod Halliburton is a Community Development Finance expert currently serving as President/CEO of Manatee Community Federal Credit Union (MCFCU). Halliburton was hired by MCFCU in February 2012 as Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives where he guided the organization successfully through the process of becoming a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). He was promoted to President in July 2013and prior to that Halliburton served as the Executive Director of the Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency for over seven years where he launched three successful economic development organizations (CareerEdge Workforce Funders Collaborative, Central Economic Development Center (CEDC), and Suncoast Community Capital (SCC). CEDC and SCC support entrepreneur development while SCC also focuses on asset attainment for low income individuals. CareerEdge is nationally acclaimed and focuses on innovative workforce readiness strategies for unemployed and under employed individuals in partnership with employers and educators. Prior to that Halliburton served as Community Liaison for the Bradenton Front Porch Council, a community revitalization initiative operating out of the office of then Governor Jeb Bush. Halliburton utilizes extensive inside knowledge of credit gained from working in management at Equifax Information Services for five years. Halliburton is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXXV and holds numerous state appointments including: the Florida Community Development Finance Agency (CDFA) Advisory board, Florida Policy Institute, Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development, and the Florida Prosperity Partnership. Halliburton serves on the Innovations Committee of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and he holds leadership positions on numerous local boards including the Treasurer of Manatee Community Action Agency, President of the Board of Directors for Manatee Educational TV, and Chairman of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. Halliburton has received numerous awards and recognition throughout the years most recently the Unity Award for Championing Diversity 2017 from 941CEO magazine and People to Watch 2014 by Biz941 Magazine. Halliburton has been a presenter and speaker at numerous local, regional and national events including the 2014 National Federation for Community Development Credit Unions Annual Conference, the CDFA 2014 Florida Annual Conference, the 2017 Management Institute and the 9th Annual Florida Prosperity Partnership Conference. Halliburton attended Morehouse College for two years and graduated from Georgia State University where he earned a BS degree in Marketing with a minor in Corporate Communications. Halliburton has completed the CUES CEO Institute I Program at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, the CUES CEO Institute II Program at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University, and the CUES Institute Program III at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Renée A. Jadusingh Ms. Jadusingh is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, recently promoted from Assistant Director. Alongside her work with the Delray Beach CRA, Renée serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Redevelopment Association. Prior to working with the Delray Beach CRA, Renée was Staff Counsel for the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency where she oversaw all legal matters and was responsible for drafting grant agreements, leases, board resolutions, and other legal documents. She has extensive experience in the public and private sector working with redevelopment and management in the South Florida area. She is dedicated to working for the public interest and revitalizing communities in the areas in which she serves. Ms. Jadusingh received her Juris Doctorate and LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights – Cum Laude from St. Thomas University School of Law and serves on the Board of Directors for Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.