CPA, Partner, Affordable Housing Industry Leader
Beth Mullen is CohnReznick's Affordable Housing Industry Leader. She is also a member of the Firm’s Tax Practice Executive Committee. She has more than 25 years of experience providing consulting, tax, and accounting services to real estate owners and developers and the community redevelopment industry.
Beth has been involved with the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program since its inception and has provided consulting services to developers, state credit agencies, and investors. A significant portion of her time is devoted to helping put deals together by structuring public/private partnerships that are financed in part by the LIHTC, federal and state historic tax credit programs, the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program, energy tax credits, and historic rehabilitation tax credits. She manages the CohnReznick tax requirements for private corporate funds and publicly syndicated LIHTC partnerships comprising several billion dollars in invested assets.
Her clients value her unique ability to interrelate tax credit regulations and compliance requirements, financial reporting under Securities Acts law and compliance, and cost certification reporting requirements enumerated by HUD and state housing agencies. Beth assists her clients during the development stages of their properties bringing the foresight necessary in dealing with the competing interests of the developer, lenders, investors and regulatory authorities.
Beth is involved on an ongoing basis in upgrading CohnReznick’s state of the art financial analysis model that is used to structure transactions. She assists clients with tax planning and research and any necessary correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. She is responsible for the Firm’s tax quality control review of all tax returns for owners of affordable housing. Beth is an industry spokesperson and a frequently invited speaker at national and local industry trade conferences. She teaches internal and external courses on low-income, New Markets, and historic tax credits and has published articles in several trade magazines.
B.S., Economics, Harvard University, cum laude
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants