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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.

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Opportunity zones

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Opportunity zones: Public comments on initial guidance from Treasury
The TCJA introduced a new tax incentive for opportunity zones. Our experts submitted one of over 170 comment letters to the Treasury Department and IRS, providing recommendations for the final regulations.
Valerie Grunduski
Article February 28, 2019 2 min read
My community has an opportunity zone — now what?
Bill Brickey
Article February 22, 2019 3 min read
Opportunity zones and 1031 like kind exchanges
Webinar Wednesday, December 12, 2018 20 min watch
Opportunity zones: What you need to know
Webinar Tuesday, December 11, 2018 20 min watch

Affordable Housing Thought Leadership

  • Opportunity zones: Public comments on initial guidance from Treasury
    The TCJA introduced a new tax incentive for opportunity zones. Our experts submitted one of over 170 comment letters to the Treasury Department and IRS, providing recommendations for the final regulations.
    Valerie Grunduski Gordon Goldie
    Article February 28, 2019 2 min read
    Man reviewing news
  • My community has an opportunity zone — now what?
    There are more than 8,700 opportunity zones across the United States, and many communities within Michigan have one or more opportunity zones within their borders. What does this mean for your community, and how can you prepare for potential investment?
    Bill Brickey Kari Shea Alisha Watkins
    Article February 22, 2019 3 min read
    Business people meeting in a conference room with buildings visible in the background through the window.
  • Opportunity zones and 1031 like kind exchanges
    Are you interested in the tax benefits offered by Opportunity Zones and 1031 like-kind exchanges, but aren’t sure of which to use?
    Webinar Wednesday, December 12, 2018 20 min watch
    People meeting
  • Opportunity zones: What you need to know
    Have you heard about the new Opportunity Zones development incentive, but are not sure how it can be utilized for your organization?
    Webinar Tuesday, December 11, 2018 20 min watch
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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.”

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