A Seminar for Texas Public Housing Authorities

AT&T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX

RSPV: Brittany Nelson
(512) 499-1490


Please join CohnReznick for an informative seminar on integrating 4% tax-exempt bonds to finance RAD conversions, rehabilitations, and new construction projects. Sponsored by Nixon Peabody, Merchant Capital, and Delphi Housing, our discussion will cover:

  • The advantages of RAD and using tax credits
  • The various programs that are available
  • (4% tax-exempt bonds, 9% credits, MAP, soft loans, and other resources)
  • Applying for funding or tax credits
  • Structural control and legal, financial, and regulatory issues
  • Key considerations when working with HUD
  • Q&A session


Chris Thomas is the Office Managing Partner in CohnReznick's Austin office. With more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Chris is responsible for providing domestic tax, financial accounting, and tax consulting services to individuals, corporations, and partnerships in a multitude of industries. He is also responsible for federal and state compliance with partnership tax allocation requirements, tax planning, and tax compliance reviews for partnerships and corporations with a focus on low-income housing tax credit projects and real estate developers.

Michael Reardon
, partner with Nixon Peabody, represents both public and private clients who provide affordable multifamily housing across the country. He uses his years of experience at HUD and in the private sector to assist his clients in navigating numerous HUD regulatory requirements and finding practical solutions for incorporating them into complex transactions.

John Rucker manages the affordable housing activities of his firm, Merchant Capital, which in the past two years, has been the first and second ranked firm in the country in negotiated multifamily housing bond issues. Founded in 1987 Merchant Capital has served as a senior manager or financial advisor for over $30 billion in bond financings for a multitude of apartment developers, governmental entities, hospitals, and corporations.

Dan O'Dea is the founding partner of Delphi Affordable Housing Group and is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the company. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in corporate and partnership taxation, law, real estate, accounting, and financial analysis.

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