JASON HOBSON, ESQ., CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Mr. Hobson is a founder partner of Hobson Bernardino + Davis LLP, and is an experienced executive and developer of affordable housing as well as an attorney specializing in real estate, public-private partnerships, utilities, bonds and tax credits. Jason has developed over 1,000 units of affordable housing for low-income families and seniors, including Garvey Court Apartments, a LEED Platinum and the first wellness-focused community for low-income seniors in Los Angeles which features a health clinic and free services for the residents.
As a founding partner of Hobson Bernardino + Davis LLP, an “AV Preeminent” rated law firm and a Certified B (Benefit) Corp. for its socially responsible practices, Mr. Hobson represents developers and investors, utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt Bonds to finance “community impact” projects. To date, he has structured over $750,000,000 of tax credit and bond transactions across the United States. Jason was previously senior legal counsel and an officer of a national tax credit syndication firm engaged in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Solar Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit equity investments throughout the United States. Jason was also previously an attorney and a key member of the Affordable Housing Teams practice teams of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Cox, Castle and Nicholson LLP. Most of the projects which Jason provides assistance involve numerous layers of public and private funds, tax credits, and complex regulatory requirements. Jason routinely advises clients on commercial real estate projects and finance matters involving significant real estate assets across the state.
Recently appointed by the California Public Utilities Commission in a 5-0 vote to its Low Income Oversight Board to advice on the $5 Billion public-private partnership programs for low-income residents of California. In addition to his law practice, Jason is a board member of Synergy Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation engaged in the preservation and development of affordable housing. Jason is a 5-Time finisher of the Ironman Triathlon.