Episode 69 | Part Two: Michael Novogradac, Managing Partner, Novogradac

Episode Information

Welcome back to the conclusion of Katie’s conversation with ChangeMaker, Michael Novogradac, the managing partner of Novogradac. In this episode, we continue our discussion on his legendary career in housing that led him to be inducted into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame in 2016. Mike shares his organization’s mission and vision and how they are making a difference in the affordable housing space.

But Mike is not just a thought leader, he’s also a podcaster, and the only guest so far on our show who has their own podcast. We delve into how he started his podcast and how he navigates the complex subject of tax credits in his show. Mike also shares some insights on his upcoming projects and his vision for the future of affordable housing. Tune in for an inspiring conclusion to this episode of ChangeMakers.

About Michael Novogradac: Michael is the managing partner of Novogradac, which has been in business since 1989. He specializes in affordable housing, community development, historic preservation, and renewable energy. Novogradac’s focus is on real estate taxation and accounting. He is the author of numerous real estate-related tax and accounting articles and books, including the Novogradac Opportunity Zones Handbook, the New Markets Tax Credit Handbook, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook. A frequent speaker at tax incentive conferences and forums throughout the country, Novogradac also broadcasts a weekly podcast, Tax Credit Tuesday.

As a leading industry expert, he is frequently quoted in national media, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Politico, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC News, NBC News, National Public Radio and Crain’s New York Business. Novogradac is active in advocating for the inclusion of affordable housing, historic preservation, community development and renewable energy incentives in federal and state tax policy and serves as advisor on industry and governmental affairs for the NMTC Working Group, LIHTC Working Group, Renewable Energy Working Group and the Opportunity Zones Working Group. Novogradac provides input to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, and other federal and state agencies as well as members of Congress, including testimony before the United States House Committee on Ways and Means. Novogradac also serves on the executive committee of the Housing Advisory Group and the boards of directors of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, the National Housing Conference, the NMTC Coalition and the Historic Tax Credit Coalition.

In 2016, Novogradac was inducted into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. He also received The Affordable Housing Visionary Award from The NHP Foundation in 2018, in recognition of his contributions to the affordable housing community. Novogradac was honored in 2019 as one of the top 25 OZ Influencers and then in 2021 named top Tax Specialist through Opportunity Zone Magazine. Novogradac graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

He received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is licensed in California, Oregon, Maryland and Texas as a certified public accountant.

You can follow Novogradac on twitter @Novogradac and on his blog at www.novoco.com/blog or listen to his weekly podcast at www.novoco.com/podcast.