Tax Credit Advisor Article Archives

Year 15: Facing Off with the Aggregator

The vast majority of relationships formed between real estate developers and tax credit investors in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) industry are good, long-term relationships, generally guided by reasonableness and fairness, and also governed by complex partnership or operating agreements devised to achieve the parties’ intent concerning their expectations, intended rights, benefits and obligations.

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The Land of OZ

The interest, curiosity and enthusiasm surrounding Opportunity Zones has been dramatic since the program was announced as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and forums bringing potential players together have proliferated around the country.

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“Ellis Island of Healthcare”

There has long been an eyesore on the Near West Side of Chicago: the Old Cook County hospital building. The majestic facility, once known for serving Chicago’s downtrodden population, has been closed since 2002, creating blight in the area.

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Lafayette, Louisiana: Brooke Pointe Apartments

“Lafayette, LA lies two hours west of New Orleans, but might as well be a world away,” according to the travel website, Travlinmad. The fourth largest city in the state is situated at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 10 and 49, and if you head east on US 10, in about 50 miles you’ll hit Baton Rouge, which forms the apex of a flat sort of triangle with Lafayette and New Orleans.

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