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Building better communities takes creative solutions

Ever-changing regulations and reporting requirements, highly complex transactions, disparate financing sources, and budget constraints are constant challenges in this increasingly technical sector. Are you wondering how to keep your stakeholders happy and make the best financial decisions for your community? Our affordable housing specialists offer comprehensive audit, tax, and business advisory services to support your individual project or ongoing needs.

With more than 70 years of experience working in the specialized housing and community development industry, we understand the nuances of this highly regulated and complicated space. From for-profit and non-for-profit developers, to investors, public housing authorities, and syndicators, to property management companies and lenders, we serve more than 1,200 housing and community development entities.

And, we recognize the unique nature of each engagement. We don’t just follow a check-the-box formula; we take the time to understand the intricacies and nuances of your specific situation. Because we invest in technology and innovative tools and processes, we’ll provide you with efficient solutions and insights to succeed.

Opportunity zones

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4 min read
Are opportunity zones for you? Five questions to ask

An increasing number of investors are considering opportunity zones because of their significant tax advantages. But are they the right alternative investment for you? Kurt Piwko and Valerie Grunduski discuss key points to consider via Kiplinger.

Valerie Grunduski
Article November 6, 2020 4 min read
The impact of COVID-19 on opportunity zones
Gordon Goldie
Article July 10, 2020 5 min read
Opportunity zones: Investment havens or taxation minefields?
Valerie Grunduski
Article April 15, 2020 5 min read

Affordable Housing Thought Leadership

  • Are opportunity zones for you? Five questions to ask

    An increasing number of investors are considering opportunity zones because of their significant tax advantages. But are they the right alternative investment for you? Kurt Piwko and Valerie Grunduski discuss key points to consider via Kiplinger.

    Valerie Grunduski Kurt Piwko
    Article November 6, 2020 4 min read
    Elderly businessman taking a phone call at home standing by his desk.
  • What developers need to know about economic development incentives

    Real estate developers, like many, are facing delays and increased costs associated with their development projects. Have you considered applying for economic development incentives to bolster your capital stack?

    Tori Manix Plante Moran REIA
    Article August 31, 2020 4 min read
    Low Angle View Of Scaffolding On Real Estate Building
  • CARES Act provides short-term fix for delayed receipt of Form 8609s

    The CARES Act provides a short-term fix for delayed receipts of Form 8609s, allowing partnerships to amend tax returns under the old TEFRA rules for 2018 and 2019. Here's what you need to know.

    Robert Edwards Greg Harris
    Article August 18, 2020 3 min read
    Construction inspector examining the interior of a skyscraper building.
  • Restructuring real estate debt: That’s a good thing, right?
    When tenants restructure real estate debt, there may be implications for owners, such as cancellation of debt income. Here’s how to cover your bases.
    Alicia Moorhead Justin Dodge
    Article August 15, 2020 3 min read
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Our clients say

Cinnaire has worked with Plante Moran for nearly 20 years. The accountants and advisors at the firm are like family – they’ve watched our company grow over the years and have been a huge part of that growth. They have local presence and knowledge, but they also have strong national experience and are at the table for national policy decisions. We get the best of both worlds.

Mark McDaniel President and CEO, Cinnaire

One team. One point of focus — you

Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in government, real estate, and not-for-profit. We’re well versed in low-income housing tax credits, opportunity zones, HUD loans and subsidies, the rental assistance demonstration, state-based programs, and more. Because of our many relationships and deep expertise, we’ll customize an exclusive team for your particular project.

Lisa Vargo, housing and community development practice leader, is proud of the diverse and determined group we bring to each engagement. “Our housing and community development group is unique, as it’s composed of experts from all across the firm who work together to provide the best results for our clients. We truly understand the industry from all angles. This experience means we’ll provide cutting-edge solutions that drive value for you.”

How can we help your business?

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