Mikaela R. Huot

Mikaela R. Huot

Director, CIPMA, EDFP · +1 (651) 223 3036
Leave a messagearrowCreated with Sketch.

Mikaela Huot, a director with Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC, has been with the firm since 2000. Mikaela is a member of Baker Tilly’s housing and economic development practice group specializing in economic development, redevelopment and housing programs for municipal and non-profit clients.

  • Assists communities with public policy development, developer review and negotiations, revenue projections and financial feasibility studies, tax increment establishment and compliance, project feasibility and financing
  • Expertise working on complicated financing projects to provide creative solutions while balancing policy objectives and goals
  • Extensive experience with tax increment financing, the “but-for” and needs test and review, cost-benefit analysis, bond cash flow analysis, fiscal impact study, tax impact analysis, proforma analysis, rate of return analysis and general project management
  • Strong background in property tax and sales tax increment financing, tax abatement, state grant and loan programs, enterprise zones, community development authorities and special service/business improvement districts
  • Experience with economic incentive programs including work in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa and extensively in Minnesota

Industry involvement

  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM)
  • Virginia Economic Development Association (VEDA)
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA)
  • National Association of Housing Redevelopment Authorities (NAHRO)
  • National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA)
  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Community involvement

  • United Way Ambassador
  • Boy Scouts of America

Continuing professional education

  • Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP)
  • Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor (CIPMA)

Location

Minnesota

Education

Bachelor of Science in applied economics and business and industry education
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Expertise