Anker Heegaard has been a principal with Compass since the firm’s inception in 1997. Prior to co-founding Compass, Anker was director of corporate communication and project management with the National Housing Partnership, then the largest private owner and manager of affordable multifamily housing in the U.S. Anker is expert at underwriting complex affordable housing transactions, and specializes in debt restructurings and workouts of troubled properties that have public financing structures.
He has been a key underwriter with the Mark-to-Market and Green Retrofit programs, the HOME ‘troubled property’ workout program, and Louisiana’s CBDG ‘Piggyback’ program. He has extensive knowledge of public policy issues, regulatory compliance requirements, financing mechanisms, developer economics, and other dynamics of affordable housing. He is a member of HUD’s College of Experts, has a HOME Program certification, and regularly trains and speaks on affordable housing issues.