Novogradac & Company LLP is scheduled to host their annual New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) conference in Chicago, IL from October 18-20 where NTCIC will be featured as the event WiFi sponsor. The conference will bring NMTC investors, developers, and practitioners together to network and discuss ways to support the NMTC at the local, regional and national levels.
Over the course of three days, NTCIC will be heavily engaged with conference sessions and activities. Conference attendees are invited to meet NTCIC team members:
Merrill Hoopengardner on Thursday, October 19 at the Women in Tax Credits Breakfast. Merrill will be one of four female executives hosting the inaugural Women in Tax Credits conference gathering. The interactive discussion will revolve around creating a distinguished career path and establishing successful business relationships, in addition to identifying future topics for discussion amongst the group.
Merrill will also serve as one of four panelists on the NMTC in the Landscape of Tax Reform Panel on Thursday. She will contribute insight on whether the prospect of tax reform – most notably a potential drop in the corporate tax rate – will significantly affect the NMTC equity market.
As President of NTCIC, Merrill directs fundraising and acquisitions opportunities, develops and implements overall strategy and new lines of business for the company and coordinates governing board/staff relations.
Kandi Jackson at NTCIC’s exhibit table and throughout the conference. As Managing Director, Kandi oversees the acquisitions and underwriting team of NTCIC with a focus on HTC and NMTC investments. Kandi’s team is primarily responsible for finding, underwriting, closing, and initiating the first equity and loan disbursements to a project. She also originates and manages NTCIC’s upper-tier investor relationships. Kandi has more than 20 years of senior level experience in real estate development and finance.
Matthew Prickett on Friday, October 20 at the Innovative Investments Part 1 Panel. Matt will be one of four panelists taking a deep dive into innovative investments, specifically presenting on small QLICIs. In his presentation, Matt will be highlighting NTCIC’s Main Street Small Deal Fund, a unique financing option available for small QLICIs.
Based in St. Louis, Matt is responsible for identifying, structuring and preliminarily underwriting prospective federal/state HTC and NMTC investments. Matt has over 15 years of experience in community development and real estate finance. Prior to coming to NTCIC, Matt played an active role on the HTCC board where he was the primary board member to spearhead a new membership drive.
Amanda Bloomberg at NTCIC’s exhibit table and throughout the conference. Amanda is responsible for identifying, structuring and preliminarily underwriting prospective federal/state HTC and NMTC investments. Amanda has over nine years of experience originating, structuring and closing LIHTC and HTC transactions.
Suzanne Brown at NTCIC’s exhibit table and throughout the conference. As Vice President of Finance & Controller, Suzanne oversees the accounting function for NTCIC, its subsidiaries and its funds, including preparing financial statements, managing audit and tax reporting, and performing loan servicing for all debt investments. Suzanne also assists in managing NTCIC’s NMTC program and oversees NMTC compliance.
Laura Burns at NTCIC’s exhibit table and throughout the conference. Laura performs and oversees certain NMTC program and compliance duties including data collection and analytics for NTCIC’s portfolio of projects, including economic impact and Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) information. Prior to joining NTCIC, Laura spent 10 years in the banking industry. Most recently she served as a Senior Credit Analyst for Wells Fargo.
William Fiederlein at NTCIC’s exhibit table and throughout the conference. As Senior Financial Analyst, William works with the acquisitions team to source, underwrite, and close historic and new markets tax credit transactions. Prior to joining NTCIC, William worked for a boutique tax credit syndication and consulting firm assisting project sponsors with securing equity through various federal and state tax credit programs.
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Photos by Melani Hom, NTCIC