Developers, Lenders and Investors Return to Miami for Novogradac & Company LLP's Annual Tax Credit Developers Conference

Experts to Discuss Affordable Housing Development Strategies at the Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel, Jan. 9-10, 2014

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

Hundreds of tax credit industry professionals from across the nation will gather at Novogradac & Company LLP’s 20th Annual Tax Credit Developers Conference in Miami, Fla. on Jan. 9-10, 2014 to examine the most urgent issues facing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, the top producer of affordable housing nationwide. Those attending the two-day conference, to be held at the Mandarin Oriental, will hear from affordable housing experts, including leading developers, syndicators, lenders and state agency officials, on how they can create successful development strategies, raise necessary capital and meet their 2014 development and financial objectives.

“As colleagues, partners and stakeholders in the affordable housing landscape, it is crucial that we come together to share ideas and continue to build on the success of the LIHTC program,” says Susan Wilson, conference chairwoman and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s Austin, Texas. “This gathering will provide affordable housing practitioners with the opportunity to connect with industry veterans and discuss the latest strategies in development to lay the foundation for building and preserving affordable housing in 2014.”

The 20th Annual Tax Credit Developers Conference will host a panel of distinguished speakers to offer attendees valuable insight on the future of affordable housing development and emerging issues facing the tax credit community. Session topics include HUD updates, compliance matters, Community Reinvestment Act-motivated investments, the equity and debt markets and more.

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits will also hold the 5th Annual Developments of Distinction Awards ceremony during breakfast on Friday, Jan. 10. The awards will be presented to development teams that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in creating properties using the LIHTC. The award-winning projects were placed in service in 2012 and 2013 and will be recognized in four categories: major community impact, overcoming significant obstacles, financial innovation and innovative use of HUD financing.

In addition, attendees will be given ample opportunity to network with hundreds of affordable housing practitioners during the various session breaks and the networking reception on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mandarin Oriental’s beach.

Two pre-conference workshops, LIHTC 101: The Basics and LIHTC 301: Advanced LIHTC Financing, will be held concurrently on Wednesday, Jan. 8, for those who are interested in learning more about the LIHTC program. Ideal for industry novices or those looking for a refresher, the LIHTC 101: The Basics workshop will provide an introductory overview of the LIHTC program. The LIHTC 301: Advanced LIHTC Financing workshop will delve deeper into the financial issues of LIHTC developments, including eligible basis uses, credit calculation, 704(b) issues and Year 15 options. Separate registration is required and additional fees apply.

For the complete agenda and full conference details, please visit: http://www.novoco.com/events/conferences/lihtc/2014/miami/index.php.

The 20th Annual Tax Credit Developers Conference is co-hosted by Dentons and Squire Sanders. Sponsors include Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Jones Walker LLP, Emerald Capital Funding LLC, Hunt Companies, City Real Estate Advisors, Affordable Housing Partners (Berkshire Hathaway Group of Companies) and R4 Capital.

Novogradac & Company LLP, a national certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is consistently named by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting as one of the top 50 accounting firms in the country. Inside Public Accounting also named the firm as one of the 25 best managed accounting firms in 2010 and the San Francisco Business Times has recognized it as one of only five companies that for five consecutive years has made its list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area.

Novogradac & Company LLP has its headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in metro Atlanta, Ga., Washington, D.C., Detroit, Mich. and Kansas City, Mo., as well as in Austin, Texas; Boston, Mass.; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Portland, Ore.; New York, N.Y.; Long Beach, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. and Seattle, Wash. The firm maintains clients in a broad range of industries with major emphasis in the real estate sector, providing publicly and privately held national and multinational enterprises with a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, trust and litigation support, computer consulting and general consulting services.

For more information about Novogradac & Company LLP’s Tax Credit Developers Conference, please contact Rochelle Truong at (415)356-8062 or email rochelle.truong(at)novoco(dot)com.


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