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The NTCIC Face Book: Meet Our Staff Attending the Novogradac HTC Conference in St. Louis

Written By: NTCIC

The tax credit conference season officially kicks off in the coming weeks with Novogradac’s annual Historic Tax Credit (HTC) conference in St. Louis, MO from September 26 – 27. NTCIC will be a sponsor for the event with many team members in attendance. The conference will bring HTC investors, developers, and advocates together to network and discuss ways to support investments at the local, regional, and national levels, as well as legislative issues facing the industry. NTCIC President Merrill Hoopengardner and Acquisitions Manager William Fiederlein will be participating in panels during the conference:

Thursday, September 26: Washington Report 9:30 – 10:45 am

  • With a presidential election year looming, Merrill Hoopengardner will join industry panelists to discuss what’s happening in Washington, including the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act of 2019 and other legislation that could affect the historic tax credit.

Friday, September 27: Negotiating and Closing Your HTC Project 10:45 – 11:45 am

  • Tax credit experts, including William Fiederlein, share insight on how to negotiate and efficiently manage the closing of an HTC property. Learn what common mistakes slow down the process and hear how to prepare for success. The panel will discuss strategies for managing an efficient closing and more.

Merrill Hoopengardner

President, NTCIC

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. She will once again be participating in one of the first event panels, "Washington Report." She will discuss current legislative efforts to enhance and expand HTC program. | Email

Kandi Jackson

Senior VP and Managing Director of Acquisitions & Project Management

As Managing Director, Kandi oversees the Acquisitions and Project Management Team of NTCIC with a focus on HTC and NMTC investments, which 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. | Email

William Fiederlein

Acquisitions Manager

Since joining NTCIC as a Project Manager in 2016, William has been responsible for closing over $25 million of equity investments in HTC and NMTC transactions totaling $159 million in development costs. William will be participating in the "Negotiating and Closing Your HTC Project" panel during the upcoming conference where he will discuss how to get transactions across the finish line. | Email

Michael Phillips

Director of Public Policy

As Director of Public Policy, Mike Phillips specializes in garnering and organizing local, national, and federal advocacy initiatives. He works to secure congressional support for enhancement legislation relating to the tax credits and other community development incentives. Mike is a nationally recognized leader in advising advocates in delivering timely communication and key information to congressional offices on behalf of HTC. | Read More

Matthew Prickett

Acquisitions Manager

Matthew Prickett is an Acquisitions Manager at NTCIC, where he is responsible for identifying, structuring, and underwriting prospective Historic and New Markets Tax Credit investments. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Matt maintains a broad network of relationships including preservation consultants, accountants, attorneys and developers and has participated in tax credit investment across the United States. | Read More

Heather Buethe

Director of Project Management

As Director of Project Management, Heather oversees NTCIC’s project management team, which is primarily responsible for underwriting and closing debt and equity investments in projects throughout the United States. Most recently, she has overseen the deployment of over $65 million in NMTC allocation and closed 14 transactions. Heather also leads NTCIC’s Opportunity Zone task force. | Read More

Amanda Bloomberg

Acquisitions Manager

As a member of the Acquisitions team, Amanda is responsible for identifying, structuring and preliminary underwriting prospective federal and state HTC and NMTC investments. Prior to joining NTCIC, Amanda spent nine years at AEGON USA Realty Advisors in their Community Investment group where most recently she served as an Associate Director. In this role, she was responsible for originating, structuring, and closing LIHTC and HTC transactions. | Read More