John Cole, MAI


John Cole is a partner in the Austin, Texas, office of Novogradac. Mr. Cole oversees the Government Consulting and Valuation Advisory Services (GoVal) group. He has more than 15 years of national commercial real estate experience. Mr. Cole’s professional background also includes more than five years in the environmental consulting industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from California Polytechnic State University in 1992 and a master’s degree with a finance concentration and real estate specialization from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. Since joining Novogradac, he has developed broad expertise in performing market analysis and appraisals of affordable and mixed-income multifamily properties. His primary practice areas include low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rent comparability studies, HUD Multifamily Accelerated Processing program and renewable energy tax credit valuation services. Mr. Cole is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute and is a state certified general real estate appraiser in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi and Texas.