Tax Expert to Speak at Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference

Tax Expert to  Speak at Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference

Penn Valley, PA (November 26, 2019) Shale Directories announces that Austin Power, Principal at Novogradac will be a speaker at the Inaugural Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference 12/11 and 12 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Power is a principal in the Dover, Ohio, office of Novogradac where he specializes in new markets tax credits (NMTC), historic tax credits (HTC), and opportunity zone transactions. The Ohio River Valley is critical to the development of the petrochemical industry in the Appalachian Basin, as evidenced by the construction of the Shell Polymer plant in Monaca, Beaver County, Pennsylvania and the proposed PTTGC cracker plant in Belmont County, Ohio.

“The Appalachian Basin offers some unique investment opportunities relative to many of today’s federal and state tax programs,” commented Power. He will share Novogradac data and insights into investing in the region at the Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference.

The Inaugural Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference is sponsored by Ohio River Corridor, LLC and NAI Ohio River Corridor (NAI ORC), the region’s leading commercial and industrial site selection and real estate consultation group in the Ohio River Valley. “We are pleased to be the sponsor of this inaugural event,” commented Bryce Custer, SIOR, CCIM, and principal of NAI Ohio River Corridor, local affiliate for NAI Global and subsidiary of Ohio River Corridor, LLC.

The conference speakers will include Adam Bruns, managing editor, Site Selection Magazine; Charles Zelek, Senior Economist, Department of Energy Fossil Fuels and Mark Locker, Maritime and Freight Project Manager with ODOT.

The conference will introduce business and real estate opportunities throughout the Appalachian Basin to investors and developers domestically and globally.

Conference sponsorships are available by contacting Joe Barone,

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Joseph Barone, President


Bryce Custer, SIOR, CCIM