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Agenda - Novogradac 2016 Affordable Housing Conference

Thursday, May 26

6:30-7:30 a.m.
San Francisco Union Square Walking Tour (Optional)
Begin your day with a walking tour of the great buildings of San Francisco and learn how local history reveals itself in a collection of some remarkable structures, streets and public squares. Highlights Include:

  • Introduction to some of San Francisco's most unique downtown buildings
  • Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens
  • Locate beautiful decorated lobbies with hidden secrets
  • Learn about famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake
  • Surprising information and stories about San Francisco you'll never learn from a guidebook

 

8-9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

9-9:10 a.m.
Introduction: Molly O'Dell, Novogradac & Company LLP
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9:10-9:40 a.m.
Keynote Address: Benjamin Metcalf, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development
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9:40-10:30 a.m.
The Washington Report
Hear policy experts discuss President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 (FY 17), which includes some significant changes to reform and expand the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC).
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10:30-10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.-Noon
New and improved: Swimming in the Equity Market
Join our panel of seasoned investors as they outline what goes into a good investment deal. Then watch as the audience is asked to go inside the tank to pitch their deal terms to the “sharks” as we uncover the hot-button issues for investing. Audience members are highly encouraged to bring their deals for consideration.
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Noon-1:30 p.m.
Luncheon

Beyond Basics Track

1:30-2:30 p.m.
The Developer-Syndicator Relationship

This panel will examine the motivations of both the developer and the syndicator as they work to form limited partnerships for developing LIHTC properties.
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2:30-2:45 pm
Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Deep Dive: Private Activity Bonds and 4% LIHTCs Part I

Get a basic overview of how development teams can use private activity bonds and 4 percent LIHTCs to finance affordable multifamily rental housing properties.
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3:45-4 p.m.
Break

4-5 p.m.
Deep Dive: Private Activity Bonds and 4% LIHTCs Part II

The second half of how development teams can use private activity bonds and 4 percent LIHTCs to finance affordable multifamily rental housing properties.
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Technical Track

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Deep Dive: LIHTC Eligible Basis Issues Part I

Discussion will focus on the planning, tax credit application and construction phases of a development when determining eligible basis.
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2:30-2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Deep Dive: LIHTC Eligible Basis Issues Part II

Learn the factors to consider when determining proper capitalization of costs to fixed assets and the subsequent inclusion of those costs in LIHTC eligible basis.
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3:45-4 p.m.
Break

4-5 p.m.
LIHTC Acq/Rehab Issues Part I

This panel addresses the issues associated with acquiring existing residential rental real estate for the purpose of rehabilitating it under the LIHTC program.
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Hot Topics Track

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Affordable Housing Debt Products—What’s Old is New Again

Join panelists as they explore inspiring affordable housing case studies based on new trends using old debt products to generate savings over traditional debt models, with and without the use of tax-exempt bonds.
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2:30-2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Year 15 Issues for a LIHTC Partnership

Our panelists will cover the major Year 15 issues that a LIHTC partnership should consider during its initial project structuring, as well as the exit strategies available for investors and general partners in Year 15 and their tax consequences. Our expert developers and investors will discuss how a LIHTC partnership can be best prepared for Year 15.
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3:45-4 p.m.
Break

4-5 p.m.
2016 HUD Rent and Income Limits and Your Tax Credit Property

Experts will review the effects of HUD-published income limits on LIHTC properties–especially in a post-HERA environment–and will focus particularly on the updates from the newly published 2015 limits.
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5-6:30 p.m.
Reception


Friday, May 27

8-9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

Technical Track

9-10 a.m.
LIHTC Acq/Rehab Issues Part II

A continued discussion of the issues associated with acquiring existing residential rental real estate for the purpose of rehabilitating it under the LIHTC program.
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Hot Topics Track

9-10 a.m.
Combining LIHTC and RAD Transactions - Staying Ahead of the Curve

HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program is a crucial part of public housing’s future. Learn about what has happened with developments already underway, the next step for those that are newly authorized and what the latest HUD guidance means for the future.
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10-10:05 a.m.
Break

10:05-11:00 a.m.
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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