Construction Financing: Utilizing Tax Credits, Tax Increment Financing, EB-5 Visa Program and Crowdfunding Websites

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE/CPE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Course Materials

This CLE course will brief real estate and finance counsel on alternative methods of financing real estate construction projects, specifically crowdfunding, tax credits, tax increment financing and EB-5 financing.


The construction industry is in an upswing, but traditional financing is not as readily available as it was pre-recession. Savvy industry insiders continue to seek opportunistic sources of financing to increase their return on investment and have greater flexibility, driving a new era of innovation in real estate finance.

Tax credits (NMTC, HTC, LIHTC), crowdfunding and EB-5 financing are becoming more common and tax incremental financing can be a viable source of financing for urban redevelopment projects. Crowdfunding websites have become a robust alternative source of mezzanine financing that can fill the construction-lending gap left by banks and traditional lenders.

Listen as our authoritative panel of real estate finance and securities attorneys brief you on the alternative financing tools and sources of money available for construction financing, including tax credit funds, tax increment financing , EB-5 financing and crowdfunding.



  1. Tax credit funds
    1. New Market Tax Credits
    2. Historic Tax Credits
    3. Low Income Tax Credits
  2. Tax increment financing
  3. EB-5 financing
  4. Crowdfunding


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Projects that may benefit from tax increment financing
  • Using and pairing tax credits (NMTC, HTC, LIHTC)
  • Latest trends and developments in using EB-5 financing in the capital stack and coupling EB-5 with tax credits
  • The three new capital raising crowdfunding opportunities under the JOBS Act


Lisa Berden
Lisa Berden

Dorn Berden

Ms. Berden’s practice merges the traditional areas of leasing, acquisition, financing, construction and...  |  Read More

Klis, Debbie
Debbie A. Klis

Ballard Spahr

Ms. Klis concentrates on transactional matters in an array of business, securities, and tax issues. She has...  |  Read More

Roderick, Markley
Markley S. Roderick


Mr. Roderick focuses his practice on the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. He has over 25 years of...  |  Read More

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