Many commercial and residential historic rehabilitation projects are eligible for various types of development financial incentives. However, most of these incentives have complicated, and often vague requirements – such as the federal Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation – and require working with local, state and federal preservation commissions and agencies. The key to maximizing historic rehabilitation-related financial opportunities is in developing creative and comprehensive strategies at the commencement of any project and implementing a plan that insures the greatest return possible within the proper time frames.McNair Historic Preservation works closely with tax credit clients and members of their design and construction team to ensure that all of the proposed rehabilitation work complies with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, as required by the historic tax credit programs. McNair Historic Preservation staff document buildings before and after construction; prepares the tax credit applications; coordinate the application process with the state and federal reviewing agencies; and remain a liaison between our clients and the reviewers throughout the project.
Working with tax incentive professionals early in the process can reduce your development time and costs, and have a positive impact on the quality of the project and your access to tax credits. With our experience in state and historic tax credit certification, and our strong relationships with National Park Service review staff, State Historic Preservation offices and local Historic District Commissions, we can help you move your project forward and benefit from significant financial incentives.
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 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.
McNair Historic Preservations 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. The National Register includes individually significant resources and groups of resources that are listed as historic districts. 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.
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. The complexities of 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.
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.
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