Key Personnel

To each assignment, CCG professionals bring established reputations for value-added solutions based on strong analytical skills and technical expertise. They have specialized knowledge and in-depth industry experience in all facets of historic rehabilitation, new markets and solar energy tax credit deal origination, structuring, negotiation, and closing.

Each member of the management team holds an advanced degree in either finance or law with a broad range of professional experience in the following disciplines:

  • Real Estate Finance

  • Corporate Finance

  • Marketing

  • Asset Management

  • Corporate Law

  • Strategic Planning

 

Management Team

 Paul M. Hoffman, Managing Director

Paul M. Hoffman
Managing Director

Mr. Hoffman has been actively involved in real estate development, finance and acquisition since the late 1980's. Prior to co-founding CCG, he spent 3 years as the senior acquisitions associate for the low-income housing group of Edison Capital (formerly Mission First Financial), a pioneer and leader in the tax credit industry since its inception. During this time, he was directly responsible for closing more than 50 partnerships and investing approximately $275 million in the low-income housing program nationally. Additionally, Mr. Hoffman structured and closed a $38 million private placement syndication with a single corporate investor, which was one of the first syndications within the industry to provide a credit-enhanced guaranteed yield.

Mr. Hoffman has significant experience in structuring both conventionally and tax-exempt bond financed transactions, negotiating partnership agreements, performing and reviewing economic and market related financial due diligence, and comprehending highly technical tax issues. This experience is frequently solicited by government entities, developers, lenders, consultants, appraisers, tax professionals and corporate investors who require answers to questions related to tax credit transactions.

Mr. Hoffman holds a computer science engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a masters degree in finance from the Marshall Graduate School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with highest honors.

 William L. Hoffman, Esq., Managing Director

William L. Hoffman, Esq.
Managing Director

Mr. Hoffman has specialized in real estate litigation, finance, and tax matters since beginning his legal career in the late 1980's. Prior to co-founding CCG, he maintained an active legal practice at Stark & Stark, a prestigious central New Jersey law firm. Mr. Hoffman has represented numerous sophisticated corporate clients in the areas of federal and state civil litigation, including real estate, commercial litigation, Internet law, copyright, trademark and tax.

Mr. Hoffman is skilled in negotiating contracts, facilitating agreements, reviewing corporate documents, and resolving complex commercial issues. In addition, he has significant experience troubleshooting regulatory matters and interfacing with government officials.

Mr. Hoffman received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, graduating with high honors, majoring in english and minoring in economics. He obtained his J.D. from Cornell Law School, graduating cum laude, with a concentration in business law. Prior to entering private practice, he served for two years as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.

Mr. Hoffman served three full terms on the Board of Directors of Preservation New Jersey, and was especially active on its Public Policy Committee where he has co-authored proposed legislation for a New Jersey State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. Mr. Hoffman is a current member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and also a past member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

 Robert A. Plotka, CFA, Managing Director

Robert A. Plotka, CFA
Managing Director

Mr. Plotka has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, MIS consulting and financial analysis.

Before co-founding CCG, Mr. Plotka managed the development and implementation of new business opportunities at Automatic Data Processing/Brokerage Information Services Group (ADP/BISG). His activities included mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, deal structure negotiations, company and systems integration, and corporate re-engineering. During this time period, he also managed the design and development of two market intelligence databases for ADP/BISG's intranet, performed in-depth strategic explorations into electronic exchanges, frame relay networks, and the value of information content, and supervised the corporate and systems integration of a newly acquired fixed-income back office processing company.

Prior to obtaining his graduate degree, Mr. Plotka served as a MIS consultant for Andersen Consulting's Financial Services Group and a mortgage-backed securities analyst for Thomson McKinnon Securities.

Mr. Plotka holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a masters degree in finance and marketing from the Marshall Graduate School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with high honors and received the Albert T. Quon University and Community Service Award. In addition, Mr. Plotka is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Professional Staff

 Michelle Cormack, Accountant

Michelle Cormack
Accountant

Ms. Cormack has almost two decades of experience as a financial and accounting professional in the public and private sector.

As a member of the Accounting Department, Ms. Cormack handles the accounting and book-keeping. Among her current assignments, Ms. Cormack serves as the liaison to outside accountants and auditors and responds to inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies. In addition, Ms. Cormack tracks all investments for delivery of tax returns, K-1's and financial statements and works with the CCG asset management team to resolve any discrepancies.

Ms. Cormack began her career at Arthur Andersen, LLP and subsequently served as Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting and Reporting at Tenet Healthcare, Assistant Corporate Controller of Dole Food Company, Vice President and Corporate Controller of LTC Properties, Inc. and Corporate Controller and Senior Director of Finance at ExcrypTix, Inc. Ms. Cormack's experience includes leading the corporate accounting and consolidated internal and external financial reporting functions for several Fortune 500 companies, managing the design and implementation of a consolidated worldwide financial accounting and reporting system and establishing the financial and human resource functions for a start-up company.

Ms. Cormack holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

 Anya Baum Davis, Asset Manager

Anya Baum Davis
Asset Manager

Ms. Davis has specialized in publicly supported real estate development with a focus on tax credit finance since the mid 1990's.

As a member of the CCG Asset Management Team, Ms. Davis is responsible for the asset management of tax credit transactions in CCG's ever-growing investment portfolio. This includes the review and analysis of each individual project's results, the monitoring of day-to-day issues raised by sponsors, annual operating budget review, tax return and financial statement review, tax credit compliance review, and preparation of quarterly performance and compliance reports for each of the institutional clients.

Before joining CCG, Ms. Davis worked as a project manager for Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation where she managed real estate loans and tax credit investments from initial review through closing while assisting in the preparation of their New Markets Tax Credit Applications resulting in awards totaling $130 million. Prior to Genesis, Ms. Davis worked as an assistant project manager for Simpson Housing Solutions where she managed affordable multi-family housing construction closings financed with a combination of tax-exempt bond debt and low income housing tax credit equity.

Ms. Davis holds a bachelor's degree in architecture and urbanism from Smith College, a master's degree in finance from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA, and a master's degree in urban planning from School of Public Policy and Social Research at UCLA. She is actively involved with the Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy and the American Planning Association.

 Kaiya K. Fox, Asset Manager

Kaiya K. Fox
Asset Manager

Ms. Fox has more than a decade of real estate experience, including real estate development, acquisition and asset management.

As a member of the CCG Asset Management Team, Ms. Fox is responsible for the asset management of tax credit transactions in CCG's ever-growing investment portfolio. This includes the review and analysis of each individual project's results, the monitoring of day-to-day issues raised by sponsors, annual operating budget review, tax return and financial statement review, tax credit compliance review, annual site visits, and preparation of quarterly performance and compliance reports for each of the institutional clients.

Previously, Ms. Fox worked as an assistant director of leasing for GDA Real Estate Services overseeing more than 2 million square feet of commercial properties. During this time, she also gained significant real estate acquisition experience by analyzing potential purchases, generating pro forma statements to support the evaluation process, and working extensively on the due diligence process.

Ms. Fox received her undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, majoring in neuroscience.

 Charmaine E. Latapie, Asset Manager

Charmaine E. Latapie
Asset Manager

Ms. Latapie has more than a decade of real estate experience, including transactional law, finance and acquisitions and dispositions on behalf of institutional investors.

As a member of the CCG Asset Management Team, Ms. Latapie is responsible for the asset management of tax credit transactions in CCG's ever-growing investment portfolio. This includes the review and analysis of each individual project's results, the monitoring of day-to-day issues raised by sponsors, annual operating budget review, tax return and financial statement review, tax credit compliance review, and preparation of quarterly performance and compliance reports for each of the institutional clients.

Prior to joining CCG, Ms. Latapie worked as a director in the acquisitions group at CB Richard Ellis Investors, where she oversaw all due diligence for single building and portfolio acquisitions totaling over $2 billion. In this position, she negotiated purchase contracts and directed the financial, structural, physical, environmental, leasing and legal due diligence from initial underwriting through closing. Prior to CBRE Investors, Ms. Latapie was a manager of due diligence at American Realty Advisors, where she also managed acquisitions due diligence. Ms. Latapie also has experience in mortgage lending, where she closed over $250 million in financing at George Smith Partners, Inc., and has over three years of transactional real estate experience.

Ms. Latapie holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA, a juris doctorate from UC Hastings College of the Law, and a master's degree in business administration from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.

 Barbara Long, Accountant

Barbara Long
Accountant

Ms. Long has more than a decade of accounting experience, including both public and private industry accounting.

Among her current assignments at CCG, Ms. Long is responsible for all accounting and book-keeping functions. In addition to maintain the general ledger information, Ms. Long serves as the liaison to outside accountants and auditors and responds to inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies. In addition, Ms. Long tracks all investments for delivery of tax returns, K-1's and financial statements and works with the CCG asset management team to resolve any discrepancies.

Previously, Ms. Long worked for Arthur Andersen, LLP in their tax division. Following her work there, Ms. Long went to work as an Accounting Manager for a healthcare information company in Baltimore, MD. During her tenure there, she was heavily involved with systems integration pursuant to the company's acquisition of a Michigan-based company. Ms. Long also worked closely with outside auditors as the company went through an initial public offering. Following her relocation to North Carolina, Ms. Long accepted a position as Controller for an employee leasing company where she worked with the outside auditors and helped the company through an accounting system change.

Ms. Long attended the University of Delaware and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in management information systems. Ms. Long also earned her CPA license in the State of Maryland.