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

Admitted to the New York and Virginia Bars; Application Pending to the DC Bar, Currently Working under the Supervision of Firm Members Barred in DC


Tempe, AZ