Kristin Niver

Kristin concentrates her practice in all aspects of commercial real estate finance and development.
Kristin Niver, Associate, ArentFox Schiff

Kristin represents lenders, investors, and developers in financings, debt restructurings, acquisitions and sales, joint venture arrangements, and other investment mechanisms related to market-rate and affordable multifamily housing, office, retail, hotel, condominium, and mixed-use development and redevelopment projects nationwide.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions


  • “Role of Affordable Housing Programs in The Biden Administration’s Social Safety Net Legislation,” ABA RPTE National CLE Conference, Dallas, Texas (Apr. 27, 2022)
  • Changing the Face of Urban America: Assessing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, 102 VA. L. REV. ONLINE 48 (2016)

Boards, Memberships & Certifications

  • ULI Washington, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Steering Committee Member and Circles Co-Chair
  • Chair, Affordable Housing Committee, ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
  • Chair, Easements, Restrictions, and Covenants Committee, ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
  • DCBIA Housing Committee
  • CREW DC Programs Committee 

Previous Work

Kristin previously practiced in the Real Estate groups of other international law firms.  She has a background in affordable housing finance and policy, and prior training as an urban planner.

  • Practices
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • New York Bar
  • Education
    University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, JD, Howard & Irene Levine Distinguished Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
    Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, MS, Urban Planning/MSW
    University of Chicago, AB, with Honors