Brian Hsu

Brian Hsu

Brian Hsu concentrates his practice in affordable housing development, banking, cooperative and condominium law, and real estate finance.

Brian represents for-profit and not-for-profit developers in a wide range of complex real estate transactions involving public and private financing of multifamily housing projects. He advises owners and developers of real estate in the acquisition, construction, financing, disposition, leasing and management of multi-family housing developments, mixed-use commercial projects and residential property. He also has special expertise with transactions involving the use of tax exempt bond and federal low-income housing tax credits, HOME, HUD, and local New York State and New York City programs.

Brian also acts as counsel to national financial institutions and governmental agencies in a wide array of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions including loan facilities, secured and unsecured debt, construction and permanent loans. Brian advises cooperative (market rate and limited equity) and condominium boards on all matters relating to their management and operation.

Brian is a frequent presenter on housing issues, including affordable housing policy matters, joint venture topics and Year 15 LIHTC issues. He has lectured and led workshops for numerous organizations, including the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), New York Housing Conference, Enterprise Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation. He currently serves as a board of director of Habitat for Humanity NYC Fund, Inc., a New York community development financial institution. In 2022, Brian was recognized on the Crain’s 2022 list of Diverse Leaders in Law, and Crain’s Notable 2022 Asian Leaders.

He earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York-Binghamton. 


Affordable Housing Development


Cooperative and Condominium Law

Real Estate Finance

  • BIPOC Developers Program
  • The State of New York
  • The State of New Jersey
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2006
  • State University of New York-Binghamton, B.A., English and Philosophy, Politics and Law, 2001
  • Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Chairperson Habitat NYC Community Fund
  • Speaker, LISC Developers of Color: Structuring the Deal webinar, June 2022
  • Speaker, CPC ACCESS Incubator: Closing a Construction Loan Pt. I, April 2022
  • Speaker, Best Practices for Deal Financing, September 2019
  • Speaker, ANHD Training Series: Year 15 Repositioning and Restructuring Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects: Options, Alternatives and Considerations for Non-Profits, September 2019
  • Speaker, Putting Faith In Housing: A Panel on Innovative Solutions to NYC’s Affordable Housing Shortage, February 2018
  • Speaker, CohnReznick: Year 15 Planning, Challenges, Strategies and Opportunities, November 2017
  • Speaker, Enterprise:  Preparing Your LIHTC Project for Year 15, May 2017
  • Moderator, New York Housing Conference: Planning for Year-15 Symposium, December 2016
  • Moderator, Innovative Year 15 Strategies for Project Refinance and Preservation, November 2016
  • Speaker, East New York: Driving Development Through Re-Zoning Breakfast & Panel Discussion,  July 2016
  • Speaker, NYC Program & Process, YEAR 15 Affordable Housing Preservation, March 2015
  • Speaker, LISC NY Developers of Color Training Program, May 2023
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