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Kate Crowley

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Kate Crowley, principal with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and a principal with Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, has been with the firm since 2009. Kate leads the firm’s Negotiated Incentives practice, providing comprehensive tax credit and incentives analysis and negotiation for real estate investments and business expansions. These services include job creation tax credit analysis and negotiation, development tax incentive review and implementation, and other creative public financing and funding solutions.


  • Specializes in evaluating and supporting the development of new business opportunities with negotiated government incentives and tax programs
  • Performs financial analysis of government incentive programs to optimize available project financing options
  • Provides application support for state and municipal tax credit, financing, and funding programs
  • Develops tax projections for tax increment financing (TIF) and other tax-based incentive programs
  • Supports and prepares clients to negotiate and secure incentives in a public forum
  • Responsible for strategic planning related to Negotiated Incentives services offered by Baker Tilly
  • Formerly worked as an incentives program manager for government entities
  • Formerly served as a project manager for a private development firm


  • Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – Series 63, 79 and 24 securities licenses
  • Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) – Series 50 securities license
  • Presented “The Impact of Tax Incremental Financing on Illinois Communities” at the CFDA Illinois Roundtable (May 2017)
  • Presented “Making the Deal: Tax Credits and Incentives” at Pennsylvania Bankers Association (October 2016)
  • Presented on incentives strategies in “Secondary Tech Markets” at NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Association annual conference (September 2016)
  • Presented “Utilizing Tax Credits and Grants” at the Minnesota Real Estate Journal Summit (June 2016)
  • Presented “Grow your Business Bigger, Better, and Faster” at the SUPERVALU Expo (August 2015)


University of Wisconsin–Madison
Bachelor of Science in Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science in Urban Planning