A successful project is winning by nature: it is financially viable, architecturally pleasing, affirmatively marketed with fairly selected tenants, service enriched, well built and maintained, and compliant with all funder requirements.

This is what Meta Housing does.

Since 1993, Meta Housing has built one of the industry’s most successful track records, developing more than 6,400 residential units.

Our strategy is straightforward: We are experts in securing and leveraging state and federal tax credits, and in arranging complex finance structures that ensure the highest and best use of available funds.

Our team develops affordable and mixed-income apartment communities that infuse vibrancy, inspire community, and support individuals.

Our bottom-line business acumen, strong sense of social advocacy, and interest in innovation enable us to sustain strong relationships with public and private partners and to continually develop award-winning projects.

Such innovative projects include a much-needed grocery store in South Los Angeles, adaptive reuse of a nine-story bank building in Chinatown for senior housing, numerous arts colonies, housing for veterans and formerly homeless individuals and families, along with many transit-oriented and inclusionary housing developments.




Meta has the ability to carry out all aspects of multifamily affordable housing development.


With more than 20 years of experience, our track record is a standout in the industry.


We specialize in securing state and federal funds, and in arranging complex finance structures to best leverage these limited public resources.


Our projects garner premium financing terms, based on our longstanding financial relationships.


Our team includes experienced professionals who are proficient and proactive at every level of the intricate development process.





Meta Housing Corporation is established.




Meta Housing completes its first rehabilitation project.




Meta Housing completes its first new construction project with Valley Village in North Hollywood, California.




Meta Housing completes its first mixed-income project, The Piedmont in North Hollywood, California.




Meta Housing completes its first senior arts colony: The Burbank Senior Artists Colony.




Meta Housing begins construction on its 50th project, bringing the firm’s total units developed to more than 4,900 units.




Meta Housing begins construction on its 10th transit-oriented development, bringing the firm’s total transit-oriented units to more than 1,000.




Meta Housing reaches 450 units of inclusionary housing under construction.




Meta Housing delivers its 50th project with the completion of Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments in San Clemente.




Meta Housing completes its first family arts colony: Pac Arts.




Meta starts construction on its 20th supporting housing deal bringing total supportive housing units to over 600.




Kasey Burke is a veteran of the real estate development industry, and has been involved with the development of more than 3,800 multifamily units to date.

Burke joined Meta Housing in 2002, and as President of the firm, he guides the strategic direction and positioning of the company, spearheading its ongoing growth.

Burke, who has worked with Meta Housing for more than a decade and most recently served as its Executive Vice President, is extensively skilled in  site acquisition, entitlement processing, financing, design development, construction, and lease-up.

In addition, Burke specializes in securing funds from federal, state and municipal sources, and oversees all of Meta Housing’s tax credit and bond application.


Chairman and CEO

John Huskey is a pioneer in the senior housing industry, with more than four decades of experience in the development of affordable and market-rate multifamily communities for seniors and families.

John founded Meta Housing Corporation in 1993, and is responsible for guiding the vision of the company.  Known as the first in the industry to develop arts-focused senior apartment communities that foster creativity and personal growth for residents, Meta Housing’s communities have garnered national awards for innovation and design, and are now serving as a model for other developers.

Prior to forming Meta Housing Corporation, John was President and CEO of Calmark Properties, where he successfully took the firm from a small development company to a market leader in less than five years.

John served as a technical advisor to both the Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County Housing Authorities, and served two terms on the Loan and Grant Committee for the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development.

In June of 2013, he was named by national commercial real estate magazine Commercial Property Executive as one of the “Most Influential People in Real Estate.”  He has also been honored by the Building Industry Association Senior Housing Council and the Affordable Living For The Aging organization.


Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

George Russo has been active in real estate finance, accounting, and taxation for more than 24 years.

As Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for Meta Housing Corporation, he spearheads all aspects of financial, tax and asset management reporting for Meta Housing and its family of affiliated partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. In addition, he oversees relationships with lenders, other financial partners and stakeholders.

Russo has worked with Meta Housing Corporation since 2003. Prior to joining Meta Housing, he served as Controller of StorageWorld, L.P. He also served as Controller of Kaufman & Broad Multi-Housing Group and Division Controller of Public Storage Inc.

Russo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University, Los Angeles, and holds an NASD Series 28 Registration.


Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President of Meta, Chris focuses on urban center infill and revitalization projects and oversees the Firm’s development team through all aspects of the development process including acquisition, entitlement, financing and construction.

Since joining Meta in 2003, Chris has supervised the completion of more than 3,700 apartment units and 30,000 square feet of commercial space, all while emphasizing a socially responsible approach to community development.

As a recognized expert in affordable housing finance, he has been invited to speak at numerous industry forums, including California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies, Novogradac, SCANPH, ULI and California Redevelopment Association conferences.

Chris received a degree in Economics with a Specialization in Computer Science from UCLA.


Executive Vice President

Aaron Mandel is a specialist in real estate development with extensive experience in infill, mixed-use, and transit oriented developments.

A finance expert, Mandel is also deeply experienced in leveraging tax credits and other public subsidies, and in arranging complex layered financing.

As a Executive Vice President with Meta Housing  Corporation, Mandel manages all aspects of development projects, including land acquisition and business development; securing of City entitlements; structuring and securing project financing; design development; construction monitoring and lease-up activities.

In his role, he has supervised the financing and development of more than 2,000 apartment units to date.

Mandel earned a degree in International Relations with a minor in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.


Director of Acquisitions

Shaun Bradley is a development and investment specialist with expertise in virtually all facets of the multifamily industry, and experience with more than $500 million in transactions throughout his career.

As Director of Acquisitions for Meta Housing Corporation, Bradley spearheads and manages the acquisitions process for the firm’s specialized investments, with an emphasis on inclusionary housing for master plan developers and homebuilders.

Bradley also pursues non-traditional opportunities on behalf of the company, sourcing, analyzing, and structuring creative acquisition and investment opportunities for the firm.

Prior to joining Meta Housing, Bradley served in an acquisitions role for a large, privately-held senior housing developer, where he proved instrumental in the firm’s success with its first and second funds.

Bradley also held acquisitions and development positions with a national developer of affordable housing, where he honed his knowledge of bond/tax credit financing; and with a regional multi-family owner and operator.

Bradley earned his degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.


Vice President

Tim Soule specializes in real estate development, with deep expertise in site acquisition, entitlement, construction management, and financing through local and state housing sources. 

As Vice President for Meta Housing Corporation, Soule focuses on urban center infill and transit-oriented revitalization projects, guiding the origination and development of these properties throughout California.  During his tenure with Meta Housing, he has supervised the financing and development of more than 400 apartment units.

During his career, Soule served as Project Manager for The Angeles Community Design Center (Abode Communities),  and also served as Vice President, Loan Origination for the California Community Reinvestment Corporation.

Soule holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate and Entrepreneurial Finance from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.


Vice President / Controller

Stephanie Berger is an accounting specialist with nearly 15 years of experience managing corporate finances. She has extensive expertise in all facets of accounting including finance, taxation, and low-income housing tax credits.

As the Vice President / Controller, Berger oversees the entire accounting department, including accounts payable, construction accounting, auditing and tax returns, as well as general accounting for all of Meta’s currently operating properties.

Throughout her nearly 10 years with Meta Housing, Berger has managed the firm’s bookkeeping, maintained its accounting system, and updated records of Meta Housing’s transactions and assets. She has also managed the company’s financial reporting, which includes monthly draw requests, quarterly financials, and annual audits and tax returns.

Prior to joining Meta Housing in 2006, Berger spent five years with Novogradac & Company LLP, a national public accounting and consulting firm, specializing in low-income housing tax credits with an emphasis in real estate partnership audit and taxation.

Berger earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia.


Director of Asset Management

Louie Perez is a 37 year real estate veteran. As the Director of Asset Management, he oversees Meta’s operational portfolio including property management, risk management, compliance, investor and lender relations, leasing of commercial properties and aspects of durability design and coordination with Meta’s development team.

Perez is an expert in financial accounting and reporting, acquisition integration, commercial management and application implementation.

Prior to joining Meta Housing in 2011, he served as a manager with Realfoundations Consulting, and Ernest & Young, LLP.

Perez earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the California State University, Los Angeles.


Vice President / Director of Operations

As Vice President, Ferrera focuses on all aspects of the development process, from conception through construction, completion, and transition to property management. In his Director of Operations role, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the firm and coaching the team members, ensuring that Meta Housing’s processes and procedures are well-coordinated, consistent, and efficient.

Ferrera previously served as a Senior Project Manager for Meta, where he directed the development of more than 1,500 affordable housing units, including senior and family, permanent supportive and homeless, and special needs communities. Prior to joining Meta Housing, he served as a financial analyst for Northrop Grumman, Verisign, Inc., and Cartel Marketing-Insure Express.

Ferrera earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific.


Director of Artist Housing

Michelle Espinosa Coulter has been developing affordable housing since 2006, and to date has managed the development of over twenty-one affordable housing projects with development costs totaling more than $530 million.

As the Director of Artist Housing, she has re-invented Meta’s arts and housing model from “arts-as-services” used to improve the physical, mental and social health of seniors,  to preservation of economic resources for working, professional artists and their families. These economic resources include affordable housing, arts-production space, and skill building opportunities for working, professional artists and health and wellness opportunities for their families. She is responsible for public and private financing, design development and program development.

Prior to joining Meta Housing in 2011, Coulter spent seven years in public accounting working and with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Coulter earned a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of California Los Angeles.

JOHN M. HUSKEY › Chairman and CEO KASEY M. BURKE › President GEORGE M. RUSSO › EVP / Chief Financial Officer
CHRIS MAFFRIS › Executive Vice President AARON MANDEL › Executive Vice President SHAUN C. BRADLEY › Director of Acquisitions
TIM SOULE › Vice President STEPHANIE BERGER › Vice President / Controller LOUIE PEREZ › Director of Asset Management
ROSS FERRERA › Vice President / Director of Operations   MICHELLE ESPINOSA COULTER Director of Artist Housing


Meta Housing has won more than 100 awards since 2001,
and has been recognized for its innovative design, services, and sustainability measures.
The company continues to build award-winning projects.

To see our awards, click here.