Cody Bannon

Washington, DC Office

Cody Bannon is an associate whose practice focuses on representations of public housing authorities and non-profit and for profit developers engaged in affordable housing development. He brings a wealth of experience in both the public and private sector to his clients, having recently served as a Presidential Management Fellow at HUD and previously having worked in the real estate development industry in Arizona. 

Selected Recent Transactions

  • Underwrote a $53 million FHA multifamily loan and obtained approval from the HUD National Loan Committee.
  • Drafted Housing Assistance Program renewal contract comfort letters and processed the associated contract assignments.
  • Developed the HUD standard operating procedure for the Transfer of Physical Assets and processed applications under it.
  • Represented an affordable housing cooperative regarding its McKinney Act Loan with the DC Housing Finance Agency.
  • Counseled a non-profit youth organization on financial and organizational regulatory compliance with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, DC Office of Tax and Revenue, and US Internal Revenue Service.
  • Advocated on behalf of an affordable housing cooperative for a feasible loan repayment plan with the DC government.
  • Briefed a Tax Credit Pilot loan committee member on project compliance with HUD guidelines prior to a committee vote.

Major Prior Work Experience

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Multifamily Housing, Presidential Management Fellow
  • Community and Economic Development Law Clinic (American University Washington College of Law), Student Attorney
  • Center Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (American University), Dean’s Fellow
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General, Law Clerk
  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Bankruptcy Judges Division, Law Clerk
  • Kyle Moyer & Company, Public Affairs Consulting Firm, Project Manager
  • Light Rail Connect, Real Estate and Website Intern

Awards and Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Housing and Community Development Law
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trusts, and Estate Law
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Toastmasters International


American University Washington College of Law, J.D.

  • Reports Editor, International Law Review

American University School of International Service, M.A. International Affairs

Arizona State University, B.S. Housing and Urban Development cum laude

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Virginia Bar


Tempe, AZ