Peter Lawrence Joins Novogradac & Company LLP

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New Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Enhances National CPA Firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development Expertise

National accounting and consulting firm Novogradac & Company LLP and its affiliates are pleased to announce the addition of Peter Lawrence as the director of public policy and government relations in Washington D.C.. The organization, which specializes in the affordable housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy tax credit industries, has more than 30 partners in 15 offices nationwide.

“My partners and I are delighted that Peter has joined our team,” said Michael J. Novogradac, managing partner in the San Francisco office of Novogradac & Company. “His years of experience in government and public policy, as well as his deep knowledge of and support for the low-income housing tax credit, will be an asset to the firm and the affordable housing community. I look forward to his continued contributions to the field of affordable housing and community development.”

“I am thrilled to join Novogradac & Company LLP,” said Mr. Lawrence. “After working with the organization for many years within our tight-knit industry, I look forward to adding my own unique expertise to further the firm’s knowledge and expertise to serve our clients and advance beneficial policies for the housing and development community.”

Prior to joining Novogradac & Company, Mr. Lawrence was the senior director of public policy and government affairs for Enterprise Community Partners where he led the execution of Enterprise’s policy and advocacy agenda. His primary issue responsibilities were tax (including advocacy on the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and the new markets tax credit programs as well as tax incentives to promote green and sustainable building), affordable housing preservation and rental housing policy. While at Enterprise, he helped found the Affordable Rental Housing A.C.T.I.O.N. (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods) Campaign, the big tent industry coalition bringing investors, syndicators, for-profit and nonprofit developers, and other LIHTC professionals in all 50 states together to advocate for the credit.

He has served on the board of directors of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, as well as the board of directors of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition. Mr. Lawrence was also previously a legislative and policy associate at the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), focusing on the LIHTC, tax-exempt housing private activity bond programs, and government sponsored enterprises.

Mr. Lawrence also was a housing policy analyst for the Center on Budget Policies and Priorities, where he worked on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, a congressional fellow for Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island in his capacity as the Ranking Member of the Senate Housing and Transportation Subcommittee, and a presidential management fellow for the Office of Policy Development & Research at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. In addition to his federal experience, he has served as an analyst for the affordable housing group of Chicago Metropolis 2020, and as an appointed member of the Interagency Taskforce on Homelessness of the city of Berkeley, Calif.

Novogradac & Company LLP was founded in 1989, and has since grown to more than 500 employees and partners in offices in San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif.; the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Kansas City, Mo. and Seattle Wash. metro areas; Boston, Mass.; St. Louis, Mo.; Austin, Texas; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; New York, N.Y.; and Portland, Ore. Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted multifamily and affordable housing, community revitalization and rehabilitation of historic properties. Other areas of expertise include military base redevelopment, preparation and analysis of market studies and appraisals of multifamily housing investments and renewable energy tax credits.

For additional information on Novogradac & Company LLP’s personnel and areas of expertise, visit http://www.novoco.com.

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