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Fourth Annual IMN Middle-Market Forum Recap

Just this week, Mike Ballard attended the two-day, Fourth Annual IMN Middle-Market Multifamily Forum Southwest in Dallas, marking his second IMN conference on the year. The event was jam-packed with cutting-edge content, multifamily trends, keynote speakers and business development opportunities derived from hundreds of owners, developers, management groups and vendors in attendance. Mike kicked off […]

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Ascent Multifamily Named to 2021 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies

Las Vegas firm ranks No. 2094 with a growth rate of 310 percent LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas-based firm Ascent Multifamily Accounting was named to Inc. magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list, a distinguished ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm was recognized for its impressive three-year revenue growth of 310 percent. Ascent is No. […]

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Section 45L Energy Tax Credit Renewed Retroactively

Section 45L Energy Tax Credit Renewed Retroactively

The real estate industry was rewarded this week with the passing of new tax legislation that  extends several real estate-related tax provisions through the end of 2020, such as the section 45L tax credit for construction of new energy-efficient homes and the section 179D tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial building property. This bill also makes these tax incentives retroactive […]

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What we can learn about branding from Chip & Joanna Gaines

I recently visited Magnolia Market in Waco Texas, the home & lifestyle store that supports multiple lifestyle brands by Chip & Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper show, among many ventures. Chip and Joanna are beloved lifestyle entrepreneurs, with a home improvement empire that includes the Market, Magnolia Homes, books, the Hearth & Hand line […]

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Owners, Start Your New Firms

Owners, Start Your New Firms

I spent last week in Texas, ultimately at the Texas Multifamily Summit in Austin.  It was a great experience.  As I moderated the panel, it was surprising how fast the trend of multifamily property owners creating their own firms was spreading.  The panel included Richard Fishman, founder of ValCap Group in Dallas and Jason Cohen […]

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