September 27, 2018
NTCIC founder and long-time President, John Leith-Tetrault, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award, recognizing the enduring impact he’s had on historic preservation during the recent Historic Tax Credit Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.
“There is no one we owe more to in the historic preservation community than John Leith-Tetrault,” says Michael Novogradac, founder of the leading CPA firm Novogradac & Company. “John is passionate about historic preservation and his passion moves him to action.”
With over 35 years of nonprofit and for-profit experience in community development, real estate finance, urban planning, and historic preservation, John specialized in developing strong partnerships for revitalizing communities in need. As founder and Director of the National Trust’s Community Partners program, John pioneered an urban neighborhood revitalization model that used “preservation-based community development” strategies to bring new investments to low-income urban historic districts. John grew this program into a stand-alone corporate subsidiary of the National Trust in 2000, NTCIC. Through the formation of NTCIC, John made the National Trust an industry leader in federal and state historic tax credit investments nationwide, including pioneering the twinning of Historic Tax Credits with New Markets Tax Credits to bring additional benefits to low-income communities.
Learn more about the monumental impact John has had on this industry by watching the recognition video provided by Novogradac & Company below:
Video courtesy of Novogradac & Company LLP