Tapping Federal Financial Incentives to Support Rehabilitations

| Sunday, May 18 | 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Room: Richard B | Session Tracks: RE, EI, PP



Tapping Federal Financial Incentives to Support Rehabilitations

Understanding the federal historic preservation tax incentives program can bring attractive and compatible improvements to Main Street buildings. Join program administrators from the National Park Service and the State Historic Preservation Office to identify the kinds of properties and rehabilitations that qualify for tax credits. This workshop will provide in-depth guidance about eligibility requirements for the program, as well as how to navigate the application process. Participants will learn how to use the Secretary of the Interior's Standards to guide rehabilitation as well as when and how investors can be brought into the process.


John Sandor, National Park Service
John Sandor has worked as an architectural historian in the Technical Preservation Services Division of the National Park Service since 1996. He previously worked as the architectural coordinator for the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and has experience as a preservation consultant and a carpenter. John is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in architecture and serves on the boards of the D.C. Preservation League and the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Robbert McKay, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
Robbert McKay has been a historical architect with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office for over 15 years.

Antonio Aguilar, National Park Service
Antonio Aguilar is a historical architect with the Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service. He has been with TPS since 2000 and reviews tax credit projects from the States of Arizona, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah. Before joining the National Park Service, his full-time commitment to historic preservation began at the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) as a rehabilitation architect in the Technical Services Unit where he reviewed applications for State and Federal Tax Incentives Programs as well as providing architectural technical assistance for other programs within the SHPO. He received a bachelor of science in architecture and master of architecture degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Matt Kosciow, Plante and Moran
Matt Kosciow is a senior tax manager in Plante & Moran’s Housing and Community Development Solutions Group.  He has over 13 years of public accounting experience, and specializes in providing consulting and tax services to real estate owners that are financing development projects with tax incentives.  Matt’s responsibilities include consulting on real estate transactions involving the syndication of historic tax credits and new markets tax credits, preparing financial projections, entity/transaction structuring, reviewing legal documents, and coordinating tax compliance and review.  Matt received his undergraduate degree in actuarial mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1998, and achieved a master of science in professional accountancy from Walsh College in 2001.