Novogradac & Company LLP to Host Tax Credit Housing Finance Conference in Las Vegas

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Annual Affordable Housing Conference to Provide Industry Insight, Networking Opportunities

Key legislators have pledged that Congress will make progress on a tax extenders package after November’s midterm elections. If this progress took the form of the Expiring Provisions Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, which contains an extension of the 9 percent low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) floor and creation of a 4 percent credit rate floor for acquisitions, the effort could enhance certainty in the marketplace and encourage more private investment in affordable housing.

Hundreds of industry professionals will gather to explore these issues and more at the annual Novogradac Tax Credit Housing Finance Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. on Dec. 4-5. Discussions will highlight some of the most critical issues facing the LIHTC and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) affordable housing programs. The two-day conference will feature panels of developers, investors, lenders, attorneys, accountants and other industry professionals who will discuss the latest industry news and topics, such as navigating advanced tax issues, evaluating the market for property dispositions in Year 15 and preparing for the equity and debt markets in 2015.

“Market uncertainty caused by the prospect of tax reform and shrinking funding resources can complicate the development and preservation of affordable housing,” said Michael Morrison, CPA, conference chairman and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s San Francisco office. “This conference will give attendees the insight, tools and networking opportunities they need to navigate these financing challenges with greater confidence and efficiency.”

Attendees can interact with hundreds of affordable housing community members, including active tax equity investors, project developers, lenders and many other industry participants during the numerous networking breaks and a cocktail reception to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, Thursday, Dec. 4.

Additionally, two pre-conference workshops, LIHTC 101: The Basics and LIHTC 301: Advanced LIHTC Financing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3 to complement attendees’ conference experience. Pre-conference workshop registration is separate and optional. Additional fees apply.

The Novogradac Tax Credit Housing Finance Conference will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas and is co-hosted by Berkadia, Dentons and Squire Patton Boggs. Sponsors are Hunt-Centerline, City Real Estate Advisors, Stratford Capital Group, The Richman Group Inc., Affordable Housing Partners Inc., Candeur Group, Enterprise, Jones Walker, Polsinelli, Prudential, R4 Capital, Wentwood Capital Advisors and WNC. Exhibitors are Love Funding and Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP.

Conference details and the complete conference agenda can be found at
http://www.novoco.com/events/conferences/lihtc/2014/las_vegas/index.php.

Novogradac began operations in 1989, and the allied group of Novogradac companies has since grown to more than 500 employees and partners with offices in San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif.; the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Kansas City, Mo. and Seattle, Wash. metro areas; St. Louis, Mo., Boston, Mass.; Austin, Texas; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; New York, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; Naples, Fla. and Chicago, Ill. Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted multifamily and affordable housing, community revitalization, rehabilitation of historic properties and renewable energy developments.

For more information about the Novogradac Tax Credit Housing Finance Conference, please contact Orlene Carpio at (415) 356-8043 or by email at Orlene.Carpio@novoco.com.

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