Category: Obituary

Month in Review, March 2012

25 May, 2012 (10:54) | Affordability, Apartments, Homeownership, Housing, Markets, Month in review, Obituary, Regulation, Self-help, US News |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Feb 12, Jan 12]   By:David A. Smith   In March, my first and most influential mentor in affordable housing died: A. Harold Howell, Jr., 1941-2012:   The man who more than any other individual impelled me into a career in affordable housing died yesterday of a sudden massive […]

A. Harold Howell, Jr., 1941-2012

8 March, 2012 (12:34) | Affordable Housing, Equity syndication, Harry Howell, Obituary, Personal | 5 comments

By: David A. Smith   The man who more than any other individual impelled me into a career in affordable housing died yesterday of a sudden massive stroke.  Harry Howell was seventy.     Though Harry and I were only thirteen years apart and went to the same college, we straddle the social divide of […]

Month in Review, November 2011

10 February, 2012 (09:05) | Admin, Apartments, Bankruptcy, China, Cities, Cleveland, Global news, Month in review, Obituary, Speculation, Urban renewal |

  [Previous Months in Review available here: Oct 11, Sep 11, Aug 11, Jul 11, Jun 11, May 11, Apr 11, Mar 11, Feb 11, Jan 11]    By:David A. Smith   Even paranoiacs have enemies, though   In November I indulged in a flight of fancy that, since I’m still alive, must have been […]

Gaynor Asquith, 1952-2011

14 November, 2011 (11:07) | Consulting, Entrepreneur, Manchester, MEEs, Obituary, Personal, United Kingdom | 4 comments

By:David A. Smith   Too soon gone: Gaynor Asquith   I first met Gaynor Asquith, loyal Mancunian, in a Liverpool jail that had been deemed historic and converted into a restaurant – and if place bespeaks character, this was an apt choice, mixing as it did adaptive reuse, sociability, and a wry sense of implied […]

Edward A. Fish, 1933-2010

28 June, 2010 (15:20) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Cities, Edward A. Fish, HOPE VI, Obituary | 5 comments

By David A. Smith The last time I saw Ed Fish, we were having lunch at the downtown Harvard Club and he was talking, in that heavy animated way of his, when I realized that the hands with which he was buttering a roll had limited flexibility; arthritis had taken them, calcium in the joints […]