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245 Chair’s Message Opportunities During Challenging Times Craig A. Emden The Forum’s annual meeting held May 20–22, 2009, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., lived up to its billing. In this challenging year, there was near record attendance, with many of us seeking guidance on creating opportunities for our clients. The highlight of the conference was the participatiio of the new HUD administration, particularly the remarks made by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. More than 200...