• Historic Tax Credits & Economic Incentives

    Many commercial and residential historic rehabilitation projects are eligible for various types of development financial incentives. However, most of these incentives have complicated requirements and require working with local, state, and federal preservation commissions and agencies. We specialize in developing a creative and comprehensive strategy at the commencement of any project that insures the greatest possible return on your investment.

    McNair Historic Preservation works closely with tax credit clients and members of their design and construction teams to ensure that all of the proposed rehabilitation work complies with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. We have the knowledge and experience to handle any size tax credit project and will create a package that meets your budget, timetable, and design expectations.

    Working with tax incentive professionals can reduce your development time and costs, increase your access to tax credits, and have a positive impact on the quality of the project. Our experience in federal and state historic tax credit certification is extensive, and through our strong relationships with the National Park Service, State Historic Preservation offices, and local Historic District Commissions, we can help you move your project forward and benefit from significant financial incentives.

    Services Include:

    • Determination of Historic Tax Credit Eligibility and Incentive Analyses
    • Obtaining and Maximizing Federal and State Rehabilitation Historic Tax Credits
      • Part 1: Evaluation of Historic Significance
      • Part 2: Description of Rehabilitation Work
      • Part 3: Description of Completed Work
    • Due Diligence Evaluations
      • Investor Representation
      • Redevelopment feasibility analyses
    • Tax Abatement Programs
  • Government Relations & Legislative Affairs

    Navigating through the fluid world of government relations and legislative affairs can be complicated and time consuming. McNair Historic Preservations takes the time to accurately and decisively develop a strategy that delivers the highest level of services tailored to our clients based on our expertise and relationships. We value personal and professional relationships built on the foundation of mutual trust and respect with clients, the public, and all branches of government. We take pride in putting the needs of the client first while also conducting our services in an ethical and honest manner.

    Our primary legislative expertise includes Historic Economic Incentives and Tax Credits, Historic Economic Development and Real Estate, and advocating for Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation grants and funding. McNair Historic Preservation is the only government relations firm in the Southeast that specializes in Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources issues. Our expert staff has the knowledge and experience to advocate on your behalf with an unsurpassed background to match your objectives. The bottom line is we get results for you based on our strategic coalition building, based in great part on our extensive knowledge of the legislative process and our long-time personal and professional relationships with those in the state’s governmental and civic leadership positions.

    Services Include:

    • Meeting with key legislative and government officials and giving you access to decision-makers.
    • Educating legislators on the importance of your interests and key legislation
    • Monitoring state legislative sessions and committee hearings
    • Tracking the status of legislation and providing you with vital and timely information that may impact you and your company or non-profit.
    • Report findings in document and presentation format to keep your associates updated. Our professional staff is always immediately available to answer your questions concerning legislative activity that could impact you.
    • Represent your organization at public hearings, presenting your point of view to lawmakers, other decision makers, agency representatives and the public.
    • Assist in developing and promoting legislation important to your success.
    • Spearhead coalition development with interest and advocacy groups.
    • Develop a communications strategy, including the development and dissemination of press releases, position papers, letters and other documents in support of your legislative objectives.
  • Historic Designation

    McNair Historic Preservation accepts projects for all forms of National, State, and Local historical designation and assessments throughout the country. We take great pride in carefully and correctly identifying, researching, and evaluating individual properties, multiple property submissions, and historic districts. The National Register of Historic Places and National Landmark Status is the nation’s honor roll for historic buildings, structures, objects, and sites. Listing on the National Register recognizes a property’s local, regional or national significance and qualifies the property for potential grants, tax credits, and economic incentives that provide additional financing to make revitalization efforts a reality. Our goal is to provide property owners with direction to document historically significant structures while also maximizing economic and development incentives.

    Many communities use the identification of historic buildings and the evaluation of their historical significance as a tool to help prioritize short-term and long-term planning efforts and to focus public dollars on strengthening areas of the community that reflect a shared history. Documenting a historic site is also required for tax credit applications and to satisfy the historic resource identification requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

    Services Include:

    • Nominations for listing in the National Register of Historic Places:
      • Eligibility Assessments
      • National, State, and Local Register nominations
      • National, State, and Local Landmark nominations
      • Individual structures
      • Multiple-property listings
      • Historic Districts and District Expansion
    • Local Historic District Design Guideline Preparation/Consultation
    • Historical Marker nominations
    • Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Documentation
    • Historic Building Documentation Reports
    • Section 106 Review
  • Litigation Support

    McNair Historic Preservation offers attorneys and clients a wide range of litigation support services. We can help you understand and use historical evidence in briefs, motions, trial presentations, and settlement discussions. We are also experts on Historic Preservation case law and ordinances at the Local, State, and Federal levels. Historic Preservation laws can be complex and require an expert understanding of real estate, zoning, materials, planning, research, and economic development. Our staff can help you navigate these areas and give you the answers to your Historic Preservation questions.

    Services Include:

    • Compliance with Local, State and Federal Accessibility Laws
    • Expert witness reports and testimony
    • Assistance with discovery, document management, briefs, depositions, and trial preparation
    • Outreach to Historic Preservation Advocacy Organizations
    • Administrative Negotiation Regarding Compliance with State and Federal Regulatory Laws, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
    • Adverse Effect Case Report Preparation
    • Building and Material Investigation and Forensics
    • Coordination with Archaeologists
    • Archival Research, Land Title Searches, and Narrative Histories
  • Research, Planning, & Management

    Whether you are a homeowner, developer, or municipality, we offer services to preserve and promote your historic assets while also maximizing economic incentives. We serve a wide range of clients including government agencies, developers, and private citizens and have the experience necessary to accurately research, analyze data, conduct fieldwork, and prepare reports to assist you with your project. Hiring a Historic Preservation professional to navigate the regulations and design requirements for a project is a great way to save time and money and make sure a project is done correctly the first time. We pride ourselves on tailoring each project, no matter the size, to make sure you get the most for your money.

    Services Include:

    • Historic Preservation Project Management
      • Coordination of design and construction professionals
      • Liaison to Local, State, and Federal preservation agencies and funding providers.
    • Historic Real Estate Consultation
      • Pre-Purchase and Sales Consultation
      • Real Estate Investment and Development
      • Economic Incentive Assessment
      • Licensed Real Estate Agent to handle both buying and selling
    • House and Building Histories, Research, and Documentation
    • Historic Structures Reports and Site/Building Interpretation
    • Building Material Research, Maintenance, and Monitoring Plans
    • Public Records Research
    • Architectural Assessment, Significance, and Integrity Evaluations
    • Architectural and Cultural Landscape Surveys, Inventories, and Histories
    • Historic American Building Survey (HABS)
    • Design and Adaptive Re-Use Consultation
    • Historic District Design Review, Ordinances, and Guidelines
    • Historic Preservation workshops, advocacy, outreach, lectures, and public speaking
    • Training to local Historical Commissions and Non-Profits
    • Regulatory Compliance and Historic Preservation Laws
    • Certified Local Government Assistance
    • Community Preservation Planning
    • Grant research and writing

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