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NTCIC’s Face Book for September Historic Tax Credit Conference

Written By: NTCIC

Novogradac & Company LLP is scheduled to host their annual Historic Tax Credit (HTC) conference in Denver, CO from September 27-29 where NTCIC will be featured as the event WiFi sponsor. The conference will bring HTC investors, developers, and practitioners together to network and discuss ways to support the HTC 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:

John Leith-Tetrault on Wednesday, September 27 at the Historic Tax Credit Coalition (HTCC) Monthly Meeting/Conference Call. John is Chairman of the HTCC and will lead its monthly meeting in person at the Denver offices of BakerHostetler. The meeting and reception to follow are open to all conference attendees.

The HTCC is a national nonprofit organization comprised of a variety of stakeholders that recognize the importance of the federal HTC, including architects, developers, preservation consultants, syndicators, investors, lawyers, and accountants. In addition to ensuring the future of the federal HTC, coalition members advocate for important improvements that would make the credit a more efficient and effective means of financing the rehabilitation of historic and older buildings. Founded in 2009, the Coalition now numbers over 75 organizations and has made major strides in solving challenges to the industry. Learn more about the HTCC at:

Merrill Hoopengardner on Thursday, September 28 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 three panelists on the HTC in Washington Panel. She will contribute insight on the status of comprehensive tax reform, the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2017 and other developments in our nation’s capital–particularly how they affect developers, investors and other players in the HTC world.

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. NTCIC recently closed a $100MM fund with a national bank for HTC investments in Community Reinvestment Act-eligible projects. This is the second established fund under this partnership and is the largest capital commitment NTCIC has received since inception in 2000. Learn more about our new fund at:

 Kandi Jackson at NTCIC’s exhibit table #9 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.

Michael Dubansky at NTCIC’s exhibit table #9 and throughout the conference. As Acquisitions Manager, Michael is the first point of contact for prospective deals. Based in Cleveland, Michael is responsible for origination, underwriting, negotiating, and closing NTCIC’s federal/state HTC and NMTC investments. Michael has over 15 years of tax credit industry experience.

 Matthew Prickett at NTCIC’s exhibit table #9 and throughout the conference. 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 #9 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.

Kevin Keyser at NTCIC’s exhibit table #9 and throughout the conference. As Senior Project Manager at NTCIC, Kevin oversees the project management and underwriting functions and leads the project management team, which is responsible for taking projects from acquisition to closing and hand-off to the asset management team.  Kevin is responsible for preparing and reviewing project write-ups for NTCIC’s Investment Committee and managing the deal-closing process. Kevin has more than 28 years of diverse financial, operational and commercial real estate development experience.

Mike Phillips at the HTCC exhibit table #11 Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29. As Public Policy Manager of NTCIC, Mike supports the collaborative efforts of the HTC Campaign with the HTCC and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  He will help conference attendees contact their members of Congress onsite by sending a letter of support urging them to sign on to Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act. Learn more about NTCIC’s public policy efforts at:


For more information on the Novogradac conference and agenda, visit:

Photos by Melani Hom, NTCIC