Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 16, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Audience Introductions

  • George Littlejohn, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Jana Cohen Barbe, Dentons
  • Orlando Cabrera, Squire Sanders (US) LLP
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Washington Wire

  • Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Orlando Cabrera, Squire Sanders (US) LLP
  • Richard Goldstein, Nixon Peabody LLP
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Partnership Valuation

  • LIHTC partnership valuation from the GP and LP interest perspective.
  • Examine factors affecting value at a partnership and market level.
  • Evaluate important issues in waterfall development.
  • Discuss discounting and appropriate risk assessment.
  • Kelly Gorman, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • Paul Coelho, Equity Resource Investments
  • Dave Sebastian, Wentwood Capital Advisors LP
  • Celia Smoot, LISC National Affordable Housing Group
  • Dean Walston, KeyBank
12:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

The State of Equity And Debt Financing Part 1

Sit in on this special two-hour session for an in-depth discussion of debt and equity financing of your LIHTC property. Discuss interest rate trends and what’s driving the equity market. In the first hour, find out the “hot buttons” from your lender and your investor and how these issues interact.

  • What changes have been seen in the debt and equity markets so far in 2013?
  • What are important considerations for syndicators and how do those complement or complicate the issues important to debt providers?
  • What is the state of the tax-exempt bond and 4 percent tax credit transaction market?
  • What does the crystal ball say for the remainder of 2013?
  • Brad Elphick, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Mark Eidson, Prudential
  • Nicole Flores, City Real Estate Advisors
  • Robert Johnston, Affordable Housing Partners
  • Raoul Moore, Enterprise Community Investment
  • Jay Segel, R4 Capital
  • Jim Spound, Red Stone
2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

The State of Equity And Debt Financing Part 2

In our second hour, panelists enhance the round-table discussion with real-world examples and case studies to illustrate:

  • How to avoid pitfalls common to different kinds of financing 
  • Which types of financing work together best
  • Contrasting aspects of 9 percent LIHTC deals compared to acquisition/rehabilitations and 4 percent tax-exempt bond deals
  • Dan Smith, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Frank Baldasare, Walker & Dunlop
  • Miles Hapgood, Stratford Capital Group
  • Phil Melton, Centerline Capital Group
  • Darrick Metz, WNC & Associates Inc.
  • Mark Ragsdale, PNC Real Estate
  • Thomas Vandiver, Dentons
3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Tax Considerations with State Tax Credit Partners

  • Structuring considerations post Virginia Historic Tax Credit Fund and Historic Boardwalk Hall
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Best practices
  • Michael Kressig, Novogradac & Company LLP (moderator)
  • Kelly Longwell, Coats Rose
  • Patrick McConnell, Stonehenge Capital Company
  • Thomas Morton, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Chris Hite, Sugar Creek Realty LLC
5: 00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Friday, May 17, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Public Private Partnerships

  • Public-private partnerships: Can 1 + 1 = 3?
  • What does each party give up? And what do they gain?
  • How to structure a public-private partnership for success
  • Lessons learned from real public-private partnerships in action
  • George Littlejohn, Novogradac & Company LLP (moderator)
  • Terri North, Providence Community Housing
  • Justin Walker, Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

LIHTC Related Bankruptcy Issues

  • Jana Cohen Barbe, Dentons (Moderator)
  • Rebecca Arthur, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Robert Richards, Dentons
  • Additional panelists TBA
10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

HUD Financing

  • Update from HUD HQ
  • Status of RAD
  • LIHTC pilot and waiver programs
  • Charlie Rhuda, Novogradac & Company LLP (Moderator)
  • Flynann Janisse, Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation
  • Ray Landry, Davis-Penn Mortgage
  • Denise Muha, National Leased Housing Association
  • Monica Sussman, Nixon Peabody LLP


Registration Closed


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