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Agenda - Novogradac 2015 Affordable Housing Conference

Thursday, May 7

8-9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9-9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Co-Host Introduction
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9:15-10:15 a.m.
Washington Wire
Republicans now have control of both the House and Senate and tax reform discussions have again taken center stage. Hear about the key players in the 114th Congress and where the LIHTC stands in the context of tax reform.
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10:15-10:30 a.m.
Break

 

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Debt and Equity Trends for 2015
Don’t miss this in-depth discussion of debt and equity financing in today’s market. Panelists will discuss interest rate trends and what’s driving the equity market. Hear about the important considerations for syndicators and how those considerations complement or complicate the issues important to debt providers.
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Noon-1:30 p.m.
Luncheon

Breakout Session 1: Technical Track

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Maximizing the 4 Percent LIHTC

Financial structuring experts discuss how to maximize 4 percent LIHTC resources using innovative tax-exempt bond executions and changing underwriting standards. Learn about the key role tax-exempt housing bonds and the 4 percent LIHTC can play in meeting state affordable rental housing needs. Discuss how to ensure appropriate rehabilitation levels and structuring strategies for attracting LIHTC investors to bond-financed deals.
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2:45-3 pm
Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.
The Developer-Syndicator Relationship

The relationship between developer and syndicator is an essential part of today’s LIHTC market. Hear from the experts how to structure a successful partnership for developing LIHTC properties. Learn what really matters when working together, what issues the investor is concerned with, and commonly overlooked factors regarding the end of the partnership.
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3:45-4 p.m.
Break

4-5 p.m.
Advanced Tax Issues

Panelists will help you understand the complexities of important tax issues. This panel will address the IRS’ LIHTC Audit Technique Guide, recent IRS audits regarding eligible basis, bond issuance costs, tangible proprety regulations and how to spot and avoid a Section 704(b) train wreck.
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Breakout Session 2: Hot Topics

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Evaluating the Market for Property Dispositions Before and After Year 15

Learn what outcomes are possible at Year 15, how to determine LIHTC property value, and the options for your LIHTC property during and after the compliance period.
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2:30-2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Combining LIHTC and RAD Transactions – Staying Ahead of the Curve

HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program is a crucial part of public housing’s future. Learn about what has happened with developments currently underway, the next step for those that are newly authorized and what the latest HUD guidance means for the future.
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3:45-4 p.m.
Break

4-5 p.m.
New Funding Sources for LIHTC Properties

Panelists will discuss newly funded sources for affordable housing, including the National Housing Trust Fund, Veteran’s Housing and Homeless Prevention Program, and HUD 811 Demonstration. These sources will provide gap loans and operating assistance for many LIHTC developments. This panel will cover state agency implementation and several unique aspects developers need to know.
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5-6:30 p.m.
Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference Reception

Friday, May 8

8-9 a.m.
Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: Betty Yee, California State Controller

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Looking to the Future: What’s in Store for Affordable Housing

Join this Q&A session where panelists will draw from and expand on topics covered during the conference’s other panels. Bring questions that haven’t yet been answered during the conference.
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10:30-10:40 a.m.
Break

10:40-11:30 a.m.
Nonprofit LIHTC Case Studies

Understand the important role nonprofits play in affordable rental housing development. Speakers will use case study examples to demonstrate key issues, provide insight on the perspectives of different stakeholders and illustrate how to develop an action plan.
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