Agenda - 2015 Novogradac Tax Credit Developers Conference

Thursday, Jan. 8

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m.
Welcome Address
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9:30-10:30 a.m.
An Insider's View of Capitol Hill Policy and Legislation
Experts who are working to build support in Congress will provide their outlook on the LIHTC’s future, including the LIHTC rate floor bill currently in the House and Ways and Means Committee. Learn how the bill could enhance certainty in the marketplace and encourage more private investment in affordable housing.
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10:30-10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.-Noon
Swimming in the Equity Market

Participate in this “Shark Tank”-style panel, where deals will be presented to developers, lenders and investors for consideration. Learn about investors’ hot buttons in an interactive setting.
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Noon-1:30 p.m.
Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Developments of Distinction Awards Luncheon

1:30-2:30 p.m.
How to Identify and Avoid Financing Pitfalls

Learn about issues that developers face once an affordable rental housing property begins operating. Panelists will discuss a variety of issues, such as operating expenses and deferred developer fees. The discussion will also address the difference between grants and “true debt,” and how this debt should be structured.
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2:30-2:45 p.m.
Break

Breakout Session 1

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Preparing the Market for Property Dispositions in Year 15

As a growing number of LIHTC developments approach Year 15, issues related to the end of the initial compliance period are important for all those involved with a transaction. Learn the four main outcomes at Year 15, how to prepare for it and the options for a property after the compliance period ends.
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3:45-4 p.m.
Break

4-5 p.m.
Resyndicating LIHTC Properties

Resyndication involves both development and compliance issues, and the process requires planning and due diligence. Panelists will review minimum rehabilitation requirements and acquisition requirements. Experts will discuss transfers of property or partnership interests to a new partnership and key timing considerations.
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Breakout Session 2

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Current Compliance Issues

Complying with federal and state rules for affordable housing rental properties is a rigorous endeavor, as regulations are updated and definitions evolve over time. Hear how the latest national developments, such as the IRS’s Draft LIHTC Audit Technique Guide or HUD’s hold harmless rules, could affect your LIHTC property, and how the new definition of “rural” could affect the eligibility of hundreds of affordable housing properties.
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3:45-4 p.m.
Break

4-5 p.m.
Update on HUD's RAD Program

Hear from experts regarding significant updates to HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Now that the program has been around for a few years, we’ll discuss some best practices and lessons learned from deals done.
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5-6:30 p.m.
Tax Credit Developers Conference Reception

 

Friday, Jan. 9

8-9 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45-10:45 a.m.
Current Challenges Facing Tax Credit Developers and Syndicators

This panel will address the toughest challenges in today’s marketplace. Panelists will discuss-state specific challenges, among other ongoing challenges such as identifying properties, securing debt and equity, and maintaining compliance. Join us for this audience-led panel.
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10:45-11:45 a.m.
Looking to the Future: What's in Store for Affordable Housing in 2015

Q&A session where panelists will draw from and expand on topics covered during the conference panels. Bring questions that weren’t answered during the conference.
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11:45 a.m.
Conference Concludes

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