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Our Team

Portrait of Gerald Haan

Gerald Haan


Gerald works directly with all ongoing development and consulting projects. After studying economics at the University of Tennessee, Gerald went to work in the commercial real estate and development field, which eventually led him into securities and financial markets. Through the various city boards and commissions that he has served on, Gerald has gained valuable experience in the inner workings of municipal governance. In addition, Gerald has developed thorough construction knowledge through his association with a regional lumber company and his strong partnerships with construction firms. Gerald has been involved with multi-family and senior development, specializing in the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and agency backed financing. Furthermore, Haan has been active in national brand hotel development, assisted care facilities, and other commercial enterprises.

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Lacy Tippett

Financial Manager

Lacy is responsible for all accounting functions for the company and provides support service for the application, financing, and development phases of company projects. She manages construction draw funding paperwork, loan application, due diligence, and oversees the NLR accounting team. Lacy holds a degree in Accounting and is a Certified Credit Compliance Professional.

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Benjamin Ide

Director of Development

Ben is responsible for new project development and oversight of the development team. He researches potential opportunities for feasibility and builds the financial plans to warrant a successful project. Prior to joining the company, Ben served as a Housing Development Officer for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Ben holds a degree in Finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional.

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Andrew Schorfhaar

Development Coordinator

Andrew works on the development of new projects including identifying new markets, developing financial plans, and seeking funding from various sources. Previously Andrew served as Director or Operations for Haan Development’s sister company NLR Property Management. Andrew holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a Housing Certified Credit Professional.

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Justin Francis

Development Coordinator

Justin's focus is on Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects in the Western United States. He builds relationships with local non-profits and state finance agencies, models feasibility, applies for tax credits, and monitors construction. Prior to joining the company, Justin served as the Housing Development and Asset Manager for the City of Phoenix, AZ. Justin holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Humboldt State University. He is also a Housing Certified Credit Professional, a Certified Public Housing Manager, and he holds California General Contractor and Real Estate Brokers Licenses.

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Kathy Schorfhaar

Project Coordinator

Kathy provides several vital functions for our company, including sales and marketing, design-development and implementation, and construction oversight. She holds a degree from Western Michigan University in Industrial Design Engineering and has 12 years experience in commercial design.

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Erin Davison


Erin works closely with on-site managers and is responsible for managing accounts receivable and accounts payable as well as assists in the budgeting activities for the properties in our NLR portfolio. She is currently working towards a degree in accounting through North Central Michigan College.

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Kim Kaminski

Administrative Assistant

Kim provides support to executive staff and ensures day-to-day office functions run effectively. Kim holds a degree in Business Administration from Davenport University and has over ten years experience serving in this capacity.