Tax Credit's Leadership Team


AURA’s Tax Credit Asset Management group has overseen a nationwide affordable housing portfolio for AURA's affiliated and non-affiliated clients for more than 20 years. Our dedicated staff has proven their ability to protect and preserve tax benefits for our institutional clients.


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Blaine Shaffer, CCIM, Vice President, joined AURA in 2007. He is responsible for managing a team of professionals that includes Asset Managers, Real Estate Analysts and a reporting with oversight of the entire tax credit portfolio. His team is responsible for asset management reporting of investments for AURA as well as construction and lease-up monitoring, quarterly and annually financial review, monitoring of the stabilized portfolio and the disposition of assets. Prior to joining AURA, Blaine has had 18 years of experience in real estate including: Federal Housing Tax Credit development, Federal Housing Tax Credit and market rate property management, Federal Housing Tax Credit compliance and real estate valuation. Prior to that, he was a licensed real estate appraiser in the state of Iowa. He has obtained the following professional designations: Tax Credit Specialist Designation from the National Center for Housing Management (NCHM), CPM designation with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), C3P Certified in Tax Credit Properties from Spectrum Enterprises, and has earned a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute designation.


Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (“AURA”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V., is a U.S.-based investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and part of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management brand of Aegon Group.