2019 Real Estate and Construction Conference

2019 Real Estate and Construction Conference (RECC2019)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / Washington, DC


Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #RECC2019

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $299.00

Join the Greater Washington Society of CPAs for our Real Estate and Construction Conference. This conference is for professionals both in industry and public accounting firms. By attending this conference, you will gain the latest insights on current trends and hot topics, as well as advice and guidance on practical applications of skills and strategies that affect your role on a daily basis.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
General Sessions

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Announcements

Amazon HQ2 Impact

Kevin Sweeney
Newmark Knight Frank
Washington, DC

New Tax Deductions Under Section 199A Credits: 1.0 TA

Karen Crosswhite, CPA
Partner / BAS Accounting Services, CPA Firm
Ashburn, VA

With the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2018 it is important for business owners to understand the new requirements from the IRS and the opportunities within the new tax code that may benefit their organization.  In a one hour forum, BAS Accounting Services CPA Partner and Tax expert, Karen Crosswhite, will discuss the benefits and requirements under Section 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which allow for up to a 20% deduction from pass-through income for small and mid-size businesses.

Topics covered: The introduction of Section 199A in the TCJA - Eligibility (who can and cannot claim the deduction) - Requirements (Qualified Business Income) - Limitations and Exclusions.

Morning Break

Succession Planning Credits: 1.0 BO

Anthony Ivener
Founder and Managing Shareholder / Ivener Management Group
Reston, VA

Section 163 (j) Credits: 1.0 TA

Eric S. Fletcher, CPA
Principal / Thompson Greenspon
Fairfax, VA

Lunch Break

Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Credits: 1.0 AA

Anthony A. Cuozzo, Jr., CPA, CGFM
Senior Advisor / Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C.
Bethesda, MD

The Trend is Your Friend: Using the DC Office Market Trends to Save Your Organization Money Credits: 1.0 BM

Roger Sola Sole
Managing Partner, Architect / Sshape inc.
Washington, DC
Eric West
Principal / West, Lane & Schlager Commercial Real Estate
Washington, DC
The convergence of applied technology, new design standards, an overbuilt office market and the decreased presence of the Federal Government provides tenants in Washington, DC with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce costs for the next 10-15 years.   This session will discuss specific workplace trends, and how forward-thinking organizations are implementing these trends to increase productivity and reduce annual real estate costs by up to 20%.

Afternoon Break

Practical Aspects of Compliance with Opportunity Zone Rules and Regulations: Traps for the Unwary Credits: 1.0 TA

Michael Sanders
Partner / Blank Rome LLP
Washington, DC
A practioners’guide on the tax incentives of forming and investing in opportunity funds, including structural issues and pitfalls. Clarification of the Treasury  guidance and proposed resolutions of the technical issues.

Qualified Improvement Property Credits: 1.0 TA

Terri S. Johnson, CRE
Managing Partner / Capstan Tax Strategies
Jenkintown, PA

Conference Site

National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Standard Registration

$299 GWSCPA Members, $399 Non-Members


Contact the Society for information on group registration discounts!

Cancellation by registrant / refund policy

If you are unable to attend a seminar or conference, please notify us as soon as possible.

The GWSCPA cancellation and refund schedule for offsite events is as follows:
100% refund minus $150 processing fee within 4 weeks (20 business days) of the event
75% refund within 3 weeks (15 business days) of the event
50% refund within 2 weeks (10 business days) of the event
No refund to be issued if cancellation is 9 business days, or less, of the event date
*Substitutes will be accepted, in writing to GWSCPA, up to 2 business days prior to the event date (see below for details).
* Non-member substitutes will be charged the fee difference if they are substituting for a member-discounted registration.

Refunds in the same form of tender as the original purchase minus the processing fee. Payments made by check will be refunded via check within 30 days of cancellation.

*Cancellations and/or substitutions must be submitted in writing and sent to Kari Bedell at:

Silver Sponsor 

For more information on how to become a sponsor for this conference, please contact Kari Bedell, 202-601-0567 or kbedell@gwscpa.org