PARTNERS, ADVOCATES, and Trusted Advisors
The High Impact team is a dedicated group of professionals with a unique mix of experience across sectors in the community development and traditional finance industries. This combination provides us with a valuable risk perspective that balances sound lending and a mission of community impact.
Peter Schaeffing, President and Managing Analyst
Peter founded High Impact in June 2014 after gaining experience in underwriting, portfolio management, and new markets tax credit transactions at New Jersey Community Capital, a regional CDFI that became High Impact's first client. Peter oversees the design and delivery of all of High Impact's services, and works directly on affordable housing, charter school, and commercial real estate transactions as well as portfolio analyses. He is an experienced underwriter in complex deal structures including new markets tax credits, low income housing tax credits, qualified school construction bonds, and other subsidized financing structures. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina, where he studied economics, political science, and finance. He serves as board treasurer for the South End Improvement Corporation in Albany, NY and previously served as Finance Chair on the board of Greater Brunswick Charter School from 2012-2015.
Erika Brice, Impact Real Estate Senior Analyst
Kansas City Office
For the past 16 years, Erika has worked in a variety of capacities in the commercial real estate industry including finance, asset management, and community economic development. Her work has spanned affordable housing, senior housing, mixed-use, retail, office, hospitality, and industrial projects in 48 states and Puerto Rico. She has a specialty in public/private partnerships and is experienced in complex financial structures including new markets tax credits, low income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, and tax increment financing. Before joining High Impact in 2018, Erika held positions including Interim Executive Director of a community development corporation, Manager of National Real Estate Programs for NeighborWorks America, and Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer at US Bank. Erika serves on the boards of the Kansas City Public Employees Retirement System and Nile Valley Aquaponics, and on the advisory board of Alt-Cap, a CDFI and new markets tax credit allocatee. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Howard University.
Camellia Loojune, Impact Real Estate Analyst
Camellia specializes in affordable housing and charter school facility underwriting. She has experience underwriting deals throughout the real estate development cycle using a wide range of financing structures and capital and operating subsidies. She previously served as Junior Analyst at High Impact. Prior to joining the company, she worked for the Rescue Mission of Central NY and CenterState CEO in Syracuse, NY, where she focused on community development, strategic planning, and process improvement . She has extensive experience working with various social enterprise ventures both nationally and internationally. Additionally, she spent two years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Forensic Accountant. Camellia has Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance from Syracuse University.
Gregory Mikulka, Impact Finance Senior Analyst
Gregory provides consulting services to clients related to portfolio analysis, strategic capitalization and growth, risk identification, and other topics. He leads High Impact's financial modeling practice which designs tools to aid clients in asset-liability matching, forecasting, and portfolio reporting. Gregory previously served as a Financial Analyst at the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, specializing in business valuation and financial modeling, and as a Senior Financial Consultant at FTI Consulting in New York City, where he specialized in equity derivatives valuation. He graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with degrees in Finance and Financial Economics. He has held both Series 79 and Series 63 licenses.
Daniel Miller, Junior Analyst
Dan assists the High Impact team with financial analysis, industry research, loan underwriting, portfolio review, and consulting services. He has managed loan reviews for affordable housing, charter schools, and community facilities projects and has contributed to loan underwriting in all asset classes served by High Impact. A recent graduate, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the State University of New York at New Paltz.