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Guest Judge: Ben Dupuy

Director, Enhanced Capital

Ben Dupuy is a director of Enhanced Capital’s national tax credit finance group. Mr. Dupuy leads efforts to expand business opportunities and develop new relationships for Enhanced. In his role, he assists the owners of historic buildings, developers and business owners access capital for their job-creating projects through investment incentives such as federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits (HTCs) and federal and state new markets tax credits (NMTCs). He also works with policy makers at the federal and state levels to design and promote effective incentives that encourage investment in community enhancing developments and businesses. Mr. Dupuy is a frequent speaker and panelist on the subject of effective investment incentives. In 2013, Mr. Dupuy led the successful effort to enact the Texas HTC. Preservation Austin said, “Ben Dupuy was the leading force behind the Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit’s passage in 2013.”  In 2013 and 2015, he led successful advocacy efforts to reauthorize the Louisiana HTC. He also launched the effort in 2013 that resulted in the expansion of the Georgia HTC in 2015. Previously, he was a partner at a firm in Washington, D.C., where he led efforts on real estate development, economic development policy, tax policy and financial services policy. Mr. Dupuy graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in American government and studied real estate finance at Georgetown University. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans and as a member of board of directors of the Louisiana Museum Foundation. In Washington, D.C., he served as the treasurer of the First Tee of Washington, D.C. and as a member of the vestry of Christ Church, Georgetown. Mr. Dupuy has experience as a real estate developer and owner, including historic rehabilitation and new construction projects.

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