Tony’s consulting experience is focused on the feasibility, strategy and financial aspects of community and economic development. While at SB Friedman, he has led numerous assignments including TIF analyses and eligibility studies, area revitalization strategies, feasibility-testing for redevelopment scenarios, negotiation and structuring of public-private financing for high-impact projects, and a range of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)-related services. He founded and leads SB Friedman’s NMTC consulting practice, which has prepared successful applications securing over $1 billion of NMTC allocation from the US Treasury, and structured/closed over $1.5 billion in NMTC transactions. Many of the structured finance assignments Tony has consulted on include local, state, and federal financing tools such as historic tax credits, housing credits, state tax credits, below-market loans, and TIF. He has particular expertise in navigating the complexities that come with combining multiple subsidy tools to fill challenging financing gaps. Tony is a Series-50 Qualified Municipal Advisor Representative. He holds both Master's and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the American Planning Association, Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium, Lambda Alpha International-Ely Chapter, Urban Land Institute, and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (for which he is a frequent speaker, serves as national TIF curriculum advisor and instructor, and was lead editor of CDFA’s 2009 Advanced TIF Guide). Additionally, he is on the LISC Chicago Board of Advisors.
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