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The Novogradac organization provides professional services that include certified public accounting, valuation and consulting. The organization maintains clients in a broad range of industries with a major emphasis in the real estate sector, providing a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, trust and litigation support and general consulting services.
Dirk Wallace, Partner
RBC Community Investments is a leading syndicator of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, State Tax Credits, and Workforce/Impact Housing. By creating well-structured investments, our team of experienced professionals helps create the development of affordable multifamily communities and renewable energy solutions throughout the country.
Capital One, N.A. is a global diversified services provider committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work. As one of the largest providers of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing across the United States, CapitalOne’s NMTC team is focused on driving and energizing local, low-income communities. We have invested more than $3 billion in structured investments through our CDE, Capital One Community Renewal Fund, and other CDEs. Whether serving as an investor, leveraged lender or CDE, Capital One’s seasoned professionals have the knowledge and expertise to work closely with you to understand each project’s goals and objectives, helping us anticipate your needs as well as connect you with other beneficial partners across the industry.
Managing Director – Gaming, Lodging & Leisure
Ginsberg Jacobs provides business-oriented legal solutions to public and private entities in the areas of corporate, finance, litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, tax and tax credits. Our innovative business model departs from the “large firm” approach. We deliver client-focused legal services that are both efficient and of the highest quality.
Darryl Jacobs, Attorney
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.
Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California
Ingrid VanBiber, Shareholder
U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), a subsidiary of U.S. Bank, enables positive financial, social and environmental impacts across the country using state and federally sponsored tax credit programs. As a leading community development investor, lender and tax credit syndicator, we contribute to a society in which all can participate, prosper and reach their full potential. Our capital commitments help finance affordable housing, economic development, historic renovation and renewable energy.
Tracey Gunn Lowell, Business Development Officer, NMTC Investments
AMERIND is the only 100% Tribally owned and operated insurance provider committed to Indian Country. AMERIND provides property, liability, commercial auto, and workers’ compensation insurance for Tribal governments/businesses as well as individual coverage for Tribal members. AMERIND also provides health benefits brokerage services to assist in securing affordable, cost-effective products for employee benefit plans through AMERIND Benefits Agency and helps Tribes obtain state of the art broadband connectivity through AMERIND Critical Infrastructure division.
Tina Duncan, Business Development Manager
Bowen National Research conducts real estate market analyses on a variety of housing and commercial development alternatives in markets throughout the United States. Ranging from preliminary market assessments or full market feasibility studies, our firm’s level of analysis is customized to meet your specific needs.
Patrick Bowen, President
Faegre Drinker is a top 50 firm designed for clients. Clients are at the start — and the heart — of everything we do. American Indian tribes and organizations that do business with them have a strong advocate in Faegre Drinker’s long-standing, nationwide Indian law practice. We have worked on projects involving more than 120 tribes in 21 states. As the sources of financing for housing and community development projects constantly evolve, the attorneys at Faegre Drinker can help you to maximize the available resources and comply with the complex funding requirements. We represent for-profit and nonprofit developers, lenders, investors and governmental entities on a wide range of development activities, including building successful communities that combine market-rate and affordable housing with retail, office and other commercial components. We understand the complexities of tax credits and have closed hundreds of transactions involving low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and energy credits.
Angela Christy, Partner
LACO Associates (LACO) has been honored to develop Tribal communities for the past 33 years through geological, planning, architecture, survey and civil engineering services. We offer our Tribal Government clients a complete project resource within one firm, capable of executing complex projects including infrastructure, transportation, community development, economic development, and natural resource management. We are multidisciplinary engineering consulting professionals with offices throughout California. Our projects are a part of your community, your neighborhood, and your everyday life – providing clean water, safe roads, reliable energy, land development and other infrastructure systems. We are looking out for the long-term health of the planet – preserving wetlands, restoring habitat and addressing environmental concerns. We have built strong working relationships with agencies such as the BIA, IHS, EPA and ONAP to minimize your project approval process, saving you time and money. A number of our employees are members of and have strong ties to Tribes throughout the western United States. Together, we’re your personal project management team.
Bruce K. Shimizu, Senior Project Manager/Housing Specialist
Raymond James Tax Credit Funds (Tax Credit Funds), is one of the largest syndicators of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity in the U.S., raising in excess of $1 billion annually. Since 1986, Tax Credit Funds has provided equity to syndicate more than 2,200 affordable housing properties in 48 states.
Ben Shockey, Associate Director of Acquisitions
Apex Engineers Inc. delivers buildable, logical, and efficient structural designs for both commercial and residential construction projects. By producing a quality set of drawings, then standing behind them during the entire construction process, we set ourselves apart from other structural firms. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and creativity in construction administration, coming up with out of the box solutions to in-field challenges. We work hard to provide creative solutions with quality engineering. Our unrivaled customer service speaks for itself. We want to be the engineer that partners with you during the design process, through construction, and after completion. It is this personal touch and an open line of communication that set Apex apart from other firms.
Bryce Crady, Principal
Bay Bank is a community bank located in Green Bay, WI, with assets of $110 million. Bay Bank is owned and operated by the Oneida Nation. Founded in 1995, the bank is governed by a five-member board of directors that includes four enrolled tribal members. Bay Bank is a full-service bank and offers a full range of banking products. Bay Bank also provides business banking services to other tribes in Wisconsin: deposit accounts, cash management services and financing for businesses, single-family homes and multifamily projects. We have provided several construction loans for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects and sponsored numerous Affordable Housing Project grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank that helped increase the funding sources for those projects. Bay Bank is the leading provider of the HUD 184 mortgage loan in the entire Great Lakes area. The HUD 184 loan is a specialty mortgage loan available only to tribal members, tribes and tribal housing entities. We have a seasoned team of lenders and support staff, and we service a $90+ million portfolio of HUD 184 loans.
Jeff Bowman, President & CEO
Hunt Capital Partners (HCP) is the syndication division of Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt). HCP specializes in the syndication of Federal and State Low-Income Housing, Historic and Solar Tax Credits. Since inception in 2010, HCP has raised over $2.3 billion in tax credit equity (including $65 million of tax credit equity for tribal housing projects).
Senior Director, Project Management
TKJ Structural Engineering Dependability. Creativity. Versatility. Serving the Greater San Diego area and neighboring regions since 2006, our dedication to these three principles guides us in all we do. We deliver structural engineering and seismic design solutions that combine efficiency, elegance, and coordination to meet your project-specific needs. At TKJSE, our first priority is client satisfaction. We partner with architects, contractors, engineers, private owners, and developers, employing our technical expertise and creativity to develop cost-effective, custom structural designs. With each deliverable, we satisfy your specific structural constraints and strictly adhere to the project schedule. From your first communication with our team of structural engineering professionals to construction completion—and beyond—we follow through with clients to set and meet your expectations every step of the way.
Bo Jaquess, President