Jodi S. Diewald


Jodi assists a variety of financial institutions, borrowers and developers in accomplishing their financing and commercial real estate development goals by leveraging her lending, affordable housing and real estate knowledge and experiences to provide tailored, effective and timely results and lending solutions. Working both in-house and in private practice, she focuses her practice on the acquisition, financing, development, construction, rehabilitation, leasing and sale of apartments, affordable housing projects, senior housing properties, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, low income housing real estate, independent care/living facilities, office buildings, shopping centers and other income producing real estate.

Her knowledge and experience with affordable housing financing, federal and state tax credits, health care facilities and complex, multi-state and multi-layered secured lending transactions enables Jodi to provide enhanced specialization in representing both financial institutions and borrowers not traditionally processed by financing and real estate development counsel, including extensive experience in Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured financings, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidized financings, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service guaranteed financings, HOME financings, taxable and tax-exempt bond financings, affordable housing financings, and HUD transaction involving Transfer of Physical Assets, Housing Assistance Payment Contracts, Section 8 housing, Section 202, Mark-to-Market lending Section 236 decouplings, and assignment of HUD debt to qualified nonprofit organizations.


  • Capital University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • The Ohio State University  (B.S.)
    • Business Administration; Real Estate and Urban Analysis

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • American Bar Association 
    • Affordable Housing Section
    • Real Property Section
  • Northside Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors, past member