KATHRYN L. MESNER

Kathy MesnerKathryn (Kathy) has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health from the University of Nebraska Medical School, a Master of Arts Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Juris Doctor Degree graduating with distinction from the University Nebraska College of Law. She has practiced law in Central City, Nebraska and developed affordable housing in Nebraska and Kansas for more than 20 years.

In 2007, Kathy was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Nebraska Commission on Housing and Homelessness. She is currently the Chairperson of the Commission and is heavily involved in legislative activities that impact the affordable housing industry.

Kathy oversees all LIHTC development projects. She serves as the liaison with state tax credit agencies as well as other funding sources. She works with architects, engineers and other professionals involved in the development and completion of the project.

Cliff and Kathy have one daughter who is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. 

Kathy can be reached at: kathy@mesnerlaw.com.

CLIFFORD F. MESNER

Cliff MesnerClifford Mesner (Cliff) is a 1978 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Cliff has been involved in community economic development work in Central City and throughout rural Nebraska for over 25 years. Serving as the City attorney and the Economic Development Director for Central City has taught Cliff the importance of housing to the growth of communities. He has experience in subdivision development, infrastructure extensions, affordable and market rate housing, spec housing, and new neighborhood program design. He has worked with local, state and federal agencies to bring public housing dollars to small towns in Nebraska and Kansas. Clifford also has experience in commercial real estate including the development of several new motels.

Cliff has recruited and helped develop two ethanol plants in rural Nebraska. He has served as the Chairman of the Board at a local plant and as a board member of an ethanol company that went public. This role required successful collaboration with multiple state and federal agencies, as well as attracting private capital. Cliff oversees all aspects of a development project. He will work with the owner to complete the design, award the construction bid and monitor the progress of the project throughout development and construction. Cliff is especially interested in making sure the project meets or exceeds all energy requirements.

Cliff can be reached at cliff@mesnerlaw.com.

Additional Staff

 

CRISTY R. LARSON

Cris LarsonWorked as a Paralegal and Office Manager with the Mesner & Mesner law office.  She has extensive experience in real estate law, estate planning and tax law.

During her 30 year association with Mesner Development Co. and the real estate development business, she has worked closely with Kansas Housing Resources Corp., Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka in submitting successful tax credit, AHP, CDBG, Trust Fund and gap financing applications.

Cris has attended several HUD sponsored trainings including "The Road to Mixed Finance Workshop for Capital Fund Recovery Competition Grantees" and "Foundation in Environmental Review, NEPA and 24 CFR Part 58 Training".  Cris is intricately involved with the issues related to HUD mixed finance housing projects.  Her expertise for the company addresses program aspects for development and operating budgeting, cost certifications, general accounting, title, zoning and environmental review, as well as Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Trust Fund, AHP and HOME Fund compliance during lease up.

In addition, Cris oversees the operations and program compliance of all residential units under management of Mesner Development Co’s management arm.

Cris and her husband, Rick, enjoy spending time with their 2 sons, a daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons.  They are passionate about scuba diving and traveling.  Cris serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Merrick County Health and Fitness Center Board. 

 Contact Cris by e-mail at cris@mesnerlaw.com.

MARY A. MCCAIN

NIFA's 2014 Property Manager of the Year! Mary A. McCain – is a Certified Credit Compliance Professional and has worked with Mesner Development Co. for 14 years. Mary has extensive experience in customer service and property management. She is a past manager of Lexington Super 8 Motel; Grand Island Days Inn; Central City Super 8 Motel and past Assistant Manager of Grand Island Super 8 Motel. 

During her association with Mesner Development Co., Mary has worked closely with Kansas Housing Resources Corp., Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, Midwest Housing Equity Group and The Spectrum Companies in the area of compliance for all the properties managed by Mesner Development Co. Mary contributes her expertise to the company to address aspects of rental property management, income verification and certification. In addition, Mary assists our partners who are new to the rental property management arena to reach successful rent up. She also provides ongoing consulting to support them in determining best practices in managing rental property.  

Mary currently serves as property manager for Southern Meadows, a market rate apartment complex in Grand Island, NE, as well as the following LIHTC properties: Windridge Townhomes I & II, Stonewood Townhomes I & II in Grand Island, NE; and Rolling Hills Townhomes in Ord, NE.

Mary can be reached at: mary@mesnerlaw.com.

ANDREW BROWN

Andrew BrownAndrew joined Mesner Development in the Spring of 2015. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, he spent two years teaching English to children at private academies in Seoul, South Korea. The trips abroad inspired him to explore Southeast Asia and Australia before returning to his mother’s roots in Nebraska.

Since coming on board, he has been growing his knowledge base of various affordable housing programs. He assists the team in preparing applications for Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME Investment Partnership Funds, National Housing Trust Funds, and Rural Workforce Housing Funds. Andrew coordinates with various state and local agencies to obtain environmental clearance prior to the start of new construction. In addition to housing projects, he has also had the opportunity to help small businesses integrate solar power into their operations by securing USDA grant money and low interest loans through the Nebraska Energy Office.

In his spare time, he can usually be found on the golf course, at concerts, or working on his piano and guitar chops at home in Central City.

Andrew can be contacted via e-mail at andrew@mesnerlaw.com.

KRISTEN VICKERS

Kristen VickersKristen is a 2014 graduate of the University of South Dakota having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She has been with Mesner Development Co. since 2016 after having previous experience with Lloyd Companies in Sioux Falls, S. Dakota.  In addition to her accounting duties, Kristen organizes, reconciles, and submits monthly financials to our partners for projects managed by Mesner Development Co.  Since joining the company, Kristen has overseen the implementation of a new property management software and provides ongoing support for the program.  An avid golfer, Kristen also enjoys reading, boating and volunteering with the Teammates Program.

Contact Kristen at kristen@mesnerlaw.com

RAE JEAN HAWK

Rae Jean is our newest Property Manager – she joined the Mesner team in March 2016 -coming from Bosselman Inc. with over 10 years of experience in management, customer service, property rental and retail accounting.  RaeJean performs preventative maintenance inspections on all Mesner Development Co. properties. She works “hands on” with our CROWN households, teaching them maintenance skills and assisting with future home–ownership questions and issues. 

RaeJean currently serves as our Western Property Manager for the following LIHTC properties: Ridgewood CROWN and Westridge CROWN, in Grand Island, NE; Southwood Estates, Emerson Estates, Eastside Estates and Osborne View Estates, in Hastings, NE; Jefferson Square Townhomes in Gothenburg, NE; Clary Village and Quillan Courts in McCook, NE.   

RaeJean and her husband Dana love to travel on their motorcycle and enjoy classic muscle cars. They have three daughters, one son, and grandchildren (fur babies included).   

Contact RaeJean at: raejean@mesnerlaw.com.