2019 Real Estate Conference (13001)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 / Atlanta, GA

How has tax reform affected real estate over the past year? The 2019 Real Estate Conference will discuss changes to the market, new technologies, and how these changes affect your business.

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Event Status: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #13001

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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Industry leaders will discuss a wide range of issues in the legal, regulatory, audit, and operational realms of real estate.

This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available to download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information on eMaterials visit ematerials.gscpa.org.
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Continental Breakfast/ Registration

Welcome and Announcements

A - Economic Update Credits: 1.0 GN

Daniel Morgan
Senior Portfolio Manager / Synovus Trust Company, N.A. , Atlanta, GA

Discuss the economic health of regional and local environments, focusing on their impact on the real estate market.


B - The Battery Atlanta: Knocking It Out of the Park Credits: 1.5 GN

Josh Hirsh
Jones Lang LaSalle , Atlanta, GA

Mike Plant
Atlanta Braves , Atlanta, GA

Mike Altman, CPA
Altman & Grubbs Ameriprise Financial , Sandy Springs, GA

Mason Zimmerman
Pope & Land Enterprises, Inc. , Atlanta, GA

A panel of experts will discuss the success of The Battery Atlanta and the positive impact that it has had on the surrounding community.


C - Real Estate Fraud Risk Management (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

John J. Hall, CPA
Hall Consulting Inc. , Denver, CO

In the fraud arena, the best learning experiences come from studying and understanding past failures. Examining real estate exposures and cases – including one construction case handled by the speaker certainly proves that point. Dissect what can go wrong and why while looking at the lessons and resulting critical actions for auditors and managers.


D1 - Skepticism and Doubting in Real Estate Audits: How to Anticipate and React to What Can Go Wrong (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

John J. Hall, CPA
Hall Consulting Inc. , Denver, CO

All professional standards require that auditors consider the impact of fraud risks during planning. But exactly how do you do that? And what’s the best way to document the audit response to risks on each audit project? Discuss how to brainstorm fraud risks; document the impact of fraud risks in the audit program; put real action behind the concept of Professional Skepticism; use a three step fraud detection for auditors on every project; utilize attribute testing, inquiries, and monitoring to surface fraud symptoms; and determine the real cause of symptoms, indicators and red flags.

D2 - Impact of Tax Reform on Advanced Planning for Real Estate Credits: 1.5 GN

Steven M. Wyatt
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry , Atlanta, GA

Review how Tax Reform is impacting real estate. Discussion will include interest expense limitations, code section 163J, 20% 199A, builders carried interest tax ordinary instead of capital, opportunity zone, and regulations between now and then.

Networking Break

E1 - Blockchain and its Application for Real Estate Companies Credits: 1.0 GN

Jagruti R. Solanki, MBA, CPA, CGMA
AUDIT MANAGER / Aprio , Atlanta, GA

Blockchain is growing in popularity and as technology evolves, the real estate industry will be impacted. Discuss the current state of regulations and use case of blockchain for real estate company. Review the difference between cryptocurrency and tokens, how blockchain technology impacts the CPA profession and challenges the industry is facing today with adopting the technology.

E2 - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The IRS War on Conservation Easements Credits: 1.0 GN

John W. Hackney, CPA
Partner / Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry , Atlanta, GA

Congress and most people thought that preserving green space and relatively natural lands forevermore represented a charitable act benefiting everyone and ought to be encouraged. The IRS attacks direct and partnership conservation contributions with the hyper technical equivalent of charitable capital punishment. The answer should be accurate value, but what does the future hold?


F1- Accounting Update for Real Estate Accountants (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Christopher Rouse, CPA
Windham Brannon, PC , Atlanta, GA

This deep-dive discussion will focus on recent FASB pronouncements with specific impact on preparers of real estate entity financial statements. In addition to the obvious leases and revenue recognition standards, explore the nuances of recent FASB pronouncements on the definition of a business, business combinations, VIEs and consolidation and several others from the view of both the real estate entity and its customers.

F2- 1031: What’s New, What’s Underutilized, What’s Misunderstood Credits: 1.5 GN

Ronald L. Raitz
President/Owner / Atlanta Deferred Exchange, Inc. , Marietta, GA

Cover changes due to the new tax law, how opportunity zone offerings impact exchanging and debunk the 10 the most common 1031 misconceptions. Also review key strategies many investors and tax professionals either miss or underutilize.


Only eMaterials are available for this conference.  Printed materials will not be available.  Please plan to download the eMaterials to your device or print them and bring them with you.

Conference Site

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339



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Late Registration

$380 GSCPA Members, $480 Non-Members (after 6/17/2019)