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Jeffrey T. Nishita, CPA


Jeff Nishita is a partner in the San Francisco office of Novogradac and is a co-founder of the firm’s LIHTC Working Group, a membership organization that addresses technical issues in the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) industry. Nishita provides numerous services in the real estate industry, including audit and tax services, consulting/structuring, forecasting, LIHTC and tax-exempt bond application assistance and training. He is experienced with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Uniform Guidance and numerous state auditing requirements. In addition, he oversees maintaining Novogradac’s Financial Forecast Model. He works with for-profit and nonprofit real estate developers, syndicators, lenders and direct investors. Nishita is the chair for two of Novogradac’s LIHTC conferences, speaks at various real estate conferences throughout the year and is a technical editor for the firm’s special reports and handbooks including the firm’s Opportunity Zones Handbook. Nishita has served on the Housing Colorado NOW! Conference Planning Committee since 2013 and founded the firm’s community service program. Before joining Novogradac, Nishita worked with several startup companies and small businesses in executive positions. Nishita graduated from Santa Clara University’s master’s program and received a bachelor’s degree in business economics, with a concentration in accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently serves on Santa Clara University’s Accounting Advisory Board. He is licensed in California and Colorado as a certified public accountant.

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