Michael Ross

Michael Ross

Partner, CPA · +1 (512) 975 7290

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Michael Ross, a partner with Baker Tilly and president of Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, specializes in real estate and comprehensive project finance for development projects. Mike is also a licensed investment banker and CPA. He joined Baker Tilly in 1987.

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  • Leads the Baker Tilly transactions team
  • Consults clients on the use of federal and state credits and incentives; reviews potential  financial benefits; application and product review, tax benefit analysis and support
  • Develops new services for the firm’s clients, researching new incentives and taxes that impact clients
  • Provides strategic planning services to both for profit and not-for-profit clients serving multifamily, single-family and commercial sectors of the real estate market
  • Specializes in tax regulations that impact real estate clients including tax-deferred exchanges, passive activity regulations, real estate professional regulations, Historic Tax Credit, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit and cost capitalization
  • Managed client relationships in all sectors of the real estate market including market-rate housing, senior and assisted living housing, affordable housing, hospitality buildings and businesses, office buildings, industrial buildings and land development
  • Managed more than 125 audit clients of affordable housing projects including Low-Income Housing Tax Credit  projects, HUD projects, bond projects, HOME and other federal and state subsidy source projects
  • Experience in structuring, modeling and analyzing transactions, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganization of real estate and related businesses within
    the construction and real estate group primarily representing developers of real estate
  • Served a critical role in setting up Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, and The Valued Advisor Fund, LLC; these entities were set up to assist accredited and institutional investors place equity with real estate developments and businesses seeking capital and to help clients secure financing; assisted in developing financial models used by this group to determine the proper structure of their deal
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
  • Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers
  • New Markets Tax Credit Coalition
  • National, state and local speaker on subjects related to affordable housing, community development, credits and incentives with an emphasis on New Market Tax Credits and Opportunity Zones