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THOUGHTS FROM THE 2021 NOVOGRADAC HISTORIC TAX CREDIT CONFERENCE

BY JOHN SOREL, AQUISITIONS   Last week I was pleased to attend the 2021 Novogradac Historic Tax Credit Conference in Chicago.  While I attended live and in person, the event was a hybrid show with virtual attendance which was due to the fact that neither business travel policies or pre-pandemic comfort levels have returned to…
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FOSS & COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: JOHN BOWMAN, AQUISITIONS

Next in the series is John Bowman, Foss & Company partner and acquisitions team members.    I am a lawyer by training and practiced law for 10 years. It was not for me. I went to work for a friend of mine at a small LIHTC syndication shop in Montgomery, AL – my home town. …
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LESSONS LEARNED AT THE 2021 FUEL ETHANOL WORKSHOP AND EXPO

BY BRYEN ALPERIN, DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES   I certainly don’t know all there is to know about ethanol. Prior to the 45Q tax credit, I knew exactly two things about ethanol: it is a sustainable fuel source, and it is typically made from corn. I recently attended the 2021 Fuel Ethanol…
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FOSS & COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: ERIC BRUBAKER, DIRECTOR OF ACQUISITIONS

Next in the series is Director of Acquisitions, Eric Brubaker.    I was a senior in college, I had just returned from Spring Break in Jamaica where I had spent the last of my savings. With two months left in the Spring semester, I needed to find a job and make money.  We always had…
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City Foundry STL Named as Winner of 2021 Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Historic Rehabilitation Award

The former foundry has earned an award as a HTC Non-Residential Development that Best Exemplifies Major Community Impact This July, City Foundry STL was named the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) Non-Residential Development that Best Exemplifies Major Community Impact for the 2021 Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Historic Rehabilitation Awards. City Foundry STL is one of…
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SOLAR ITC’S – SOME RISK AND REWARD BASICS FOR COMPANIES SEEKING ‘TURNKEY’ ESG INVESTMENTS

BY DREW GOLDMAN, VP OF INVESTMENTS Every year, many sophisticated corporations divert over $20 billion of federal tax payments into projects in renewable energy, affordable housing, and historic preservation, in exchange for tax breaks and investment benefits. Some perceive a significant level of complication in these programs, and therefore delay taking a closer look. The very…
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FOSS & COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE BARRY, PRESIDENT

Starting off this series with the president of Foss & Company – George Barry.   Mostly by luck. After law school I knew following the huge footprints of my father in a career as a litigator was not for me. My wife had joined an Oil & Gas syndication firm a few years earlier and…
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Tax Credit Investments are ESG Investments

Once a niche investment approach thought to come at the expense of returns, ESG investing – strategies that align with a company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance values – has grown into a $30 trillion market as of 2019. Issues such as energy consumption, health and safety, diversity and inclusion, and effective board oversight are having…
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Duke Energy shows off its new, tech-inspired office at Optimist Hall

Duke developed a space that flattens the organization, creates spaces for thinking, for collaborating and for cross-pollinating ideas. Read more here: Duke Energy shows off new office at Optimist Hall – Charlotte Business Journal  
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Foss & Cc Was Pleased To Attend and Participate In The Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit

Foss & Co was pleased to attend and participate in the Bloomsberg Sustainable Business Summit this week. It was a great event.  
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Foss & Company Was A Proud Sponsor Of Novogradac’s Annual Historic Tax Credit Conference

  Foss & Company was a proud sponsor of Novogradac’s annual historic tax credit conference, which was held in Nashville, TN on September 26-28. During the conference, Foss & Company hosted an event for its partners and clients at the Listening Room Café, George Barry and Eric Brubaker attended a breakfast honoring Senator Cassidy’s support…
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Foss & Co. Managed Over $20 Million In Solar Tax Credit Investments In 2017​

Growth continues in 2018 January 24, 2018, San Francisco CA – Foss and Company is pleased to announce that they closed out the 2017 calendar year having managed over $20 million in solar tax credit investments. The investments were made into seven unique projects that were all Massachusetts-based and approached 20 megawatts in scale. Foss…
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TaxEquity.com Aims To Reinvent The Way Solar Projects Are Funded

Launches Innovative Funding Platform for Solar Developers September 11, 2017, Las Vegas Nevada (Solar Power International trade show), San Francisco California:  Foss & Company announces the launch of TaxEquity.com, a web platform designed to optimize the tax equity investment process for renewable energy developers. Arranging financing for commercial and industrial solar projects is notoriously challenging,…
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Solar Industry Veteren Alex Tiller To Launch Renewable Energy Tax Equity Fund

Solar Industry Veteran Alex Tiller to Launch Renewable Energy Tax Equity Fund September 1, 2017, San Francisco, California – Foss & Company is pleased to announce that Solar industry veteran Alex Tiller has joined the firm as Managing Director to launch a new tax equity investment fund and syndication platform focused on renewable energy projects throughout…
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