As Senior Development Associate for Related California, Mr. Hacnik is responsible for supporting and assisting in all aspects of project management, including the design, financing, preconstruction, and construction of more than 500 affordable housing units in Northern and Southern California.
Mr. Hacnik comes to Related with a background in affordable housing finance, law, and policy. Prior to joining Related and during his graduate studies, Mr. Hacnik was a Development Consultant for a Bay Area housing authority, where he built financial models, produced entitlement and financing strategies, and advised staff on the use of HUD’s Faircloth-to-RAD Conversion tool. At the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, Mr. Hacnik authored an evaluation of HUD’s newest housing finance tool allowing Public Housing Authorities to produce new affordable units with underutilized federal funds. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Hacnik coordinated legal due diligence and new business development at a nationally based affordable housing law firm in Washington, D.C., preserving over 3,400 Public Housing units nationwide through HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
Mr. Hacnik holds a Master of City Planning with a concentration in Housing, Community, and Economic Development, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from the College of Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both History and Music Performance from American University. He is a member of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, Emerging Leaders Peer Network and the Urban Land Institute, San Francisco.