Historic Tax Credits for Commercial Properties, a panel at the 2016 NY Statewide Preservation Conference, will be moderated by Jeff Mirel, Executive Vice President at The Rosenblum Companies. The conference will be held May 5-7th at venues in both Albany and Troy. Usually hosted in Western NY, the conference moves east to the Capital Region this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
The 2016 NY Statewide Preservation Conference is presented by The Landmark Society of Western New York in collaboration with Historic Albany Foundation, the Preservation League of New York State, and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. This year’s Conference theme is Preservation50: NYS. Preservation50 is a nationwide effort to celebrate, learn from, and leverage the NHPA’s first five decades to assure historic preservation’s vibrant future in America. The 3-day event is expected to attract preservationists from throughout New York, professionals in the field, elected officials, neighborhood leaders/activists, and students.
The conference will feature a keynote address by Congressman Paul Tonko and Erik Hein, Executive Director of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, as well as a special film screening of “The Neighborhood That Disappeared.”
The Historic Tax Credits for Commercial Properties panel will be held on Friday, May 6, from 9:30-10:30am. Jeff will join Steven Weiss of the law firm, Cannon, Heyman & Weiss, and Julian Adams, Director of the Community Preservation Services Bureau for the NYS Historic Preservation Office. Mr. Adams will explain the historic tax credit process and Mr. Weiss, a widely respected authority on transactions using historic tax credits and other tax incentives, will address financing. Jeff will discuss The Rosenblum Company’s adaptive reuse of the century-old Troy Record building, which will utilize historic tax credits, and the important role of HTC’s in development.
To learn more about the conference or register to attend, visit www.landmarksociety.org/conference/