Carson City, Nev. – Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) announced that John Alphson has joined the agency as director of its Community Development Group. He will lead the NRHA department, which is focused on bringing together local government, private business, for-profit and non-profit interests, and social service organizations to maximize resources and achieve local and regional affordable housing goals and objectives.
Alphson has extensive experience and expertise in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily real-estate sectors, which align with his role and responsibilities at NRHA. Specifically, his experience in the commercial real estate industry, predominantly in the western U.S., paired with the quasi-governmental nature of NRHA’s work make for an ideal combination in achieving the agency’s goals of promoting, providing and financing affordable housing opportunities for all rural Nevadans.
“John’s expertise in commercial real estate translates perfectly into his position at NRHA,” said Bill Brewer, NRHA deputy director. “Today, our role is so much more than a housing authority. We are a resource for our state’s rural counties and townships to truly understand their workforce housing needs, and John’s bringing the right experience to help our partners build thriving communities.”
He has closed more than $600 million in direct commercial real estate transactions, which include ground-up real estate development, debt/equity capital raise, acquisitions and dispositions, and leasing.
Alphson has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from UC Berkeley. He has four children and enjoys the outdoor activities Northern Nevada has to offer.
About the Nevada Rural Housing Authority
The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) creates hope for the future by providing a full range of housing programs that help build and sustain independent communities. NRHA provides an innovative home financing program, rental support, and needs assessments to Nevada's fifteen rural counties and the rural portions of Clark and Washoe counties, with a coverage area including 110,000 square miles and more than 1.3 million people. For more information, visit www.nvrural.org.