Journal of Tax Credits January 2015

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  • Industry Spotlight: Norman Bliss

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  • NMTC Working Group Update: January 2015

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  • Historic Tax Credits Toolbox: Chicago Art Deco Skyscraper to Reopen as Hotel

  • Historic Designations: What, When and Why

Editorial Board


Michael J. Novogradac, CPA

Editorial Director

Alex Ruiz

Technical Editors

Michael G. Morrison, CPA
James R. Kroger, CPA
Owen P. Gray, CPA
Thomas Boccia, CPA
Daniel J. Smith, CPA

Assignment Editor

Brad Stanhope

Senior Writer

Teresa Garcia

Staff Writer

Mark O’Meara

Editorial Assistant

Elizabeth Orfin

Contributing Writers

Christian Ayson
Armand Domalewski
Genie Goricki
Jenny Ho
John Leith-Tetrault
Melissa Ly
Forrest Milder
Cyle Reissig
John M. Tess


David R. Grubman


Alexandra Louie
Jesse Barredo


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ISSN 2152-646X

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Advisory Board

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Bud Clarke
Boston Financial Investment Management
Jana Cohen Barbe
SNR Denton
Tom Dixon
Boston Capital
Rick Edson
Housing Capital Advisors Inc.
Richard Gerwitz
Citi Community Capital
Rochelle Lento
Dykema Gossett PLLC
John Lisella
U.S. Bancorp Community Dev. Corp.
Phillip Melton
Centerline Capital Group
Thomas Morton
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mary Tingerthal
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Rob Wasserman
U.S. Bancorp Community Dev. Corp.

Property Compliance

Michael Kotin
Kay Kay Realty
Michael Snowdon
Highridge Costa Housing Partners
Gianna Solari
Solari Enterprises Inc.
Kimberly Taylor
Housing Development Center

Housing and Urban Development

Flynann Janice
Rainbow Housing
Ray Landry
Davis-Penn Mortgage Co.
Denise Muha
National Leased Housing Association
Monica Sussman
Nixon Peabody LLP

New Markets Tax Credits

Frank Altman
Community Reinvestment Fund
Elaine DiPietro
Enterprise Community Investment Inc.
Merrill Hoopengardner
Advantage Capital
Scott Lindquist
SNR Denton
Matthew Philpott
U.S. Bancorp Community Dev. Corp.
Matthew Reilein
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
Ruth Sparrow
Futures Unlimited Law PC

Historic Tax Credits

Jason Korb
Capstone Communities
Bill MacRostie
MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC
John Leith-Tetrault
National Trust Comm. Investment Corp.
John Tess
Heritage Consulting Group

Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Bill Bush
Borrego Solar
Ben Cook

SolarCity Corporation
Jim Howard
Dudley Ventures
Forrest Milder
Nixon Peabody LLP