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Cost Segregation 301: Points to Consider Before and After a Cost Seg Study


Cost Free
Presentation Length 2.0 hours

Recorded DateNovember 5, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

What do you need to consider before a cost segregation study, and what should you do once you have a study in hand? This unique webinar will look at what happens “behind the scenes,” both before and after a cost segregation study is performed. We’ll begin by exploring the thought process employed when considering a cost segregation study. 

We’ll discuss a number of scenarios, including QIP timing, project renovations, 1031 exchanges, 754 step-ups, and more, to determine their impact on a potential cost segregation study. Then we’ll pivot to the post-study period to discuss how to fully leverage the study. We’ll review how to read your report—to make sure no important information is overlooked—and address how to get the most out of your study, both now and in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the utility of cost segregation throughout the real estate life cycle

  • Identify what assets are—and are not—eligible for QIP treatment

  • Determine how 754 step-ups and 1031 exchanges impact potential cost segregation studies

  • Define the concept of recapture in relation to a cost segregation study

  • Assemble a flowchart to understand depreciation decisions for tax-exempt property

  • Recognize how to read and implement a cost segregation report

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As co-founder and partner of Capstan Tax Strategies, Terri helps commercial real estate owners and investors realize significant tax savings by utilizing valuable engineering-based tax depreciation and incentive strategies.

During her 24 years in commercial real estate, Terri has become a subject matter expert on cost segregation, authoring multiple articles, guesting on podcasts, and speaking on the national level.  She speaks extensively to the public about tax incentives for real-estate owners and provides client-specific sessions and training as well.

As tax law and regulations evolve, Terri works collaboratively with CPAs and their real estate clients to take very complicated information and present it in a streamlined manner, ensuring that clients understand opportunities to maximize tax deductions.  Terri is the creator of many of Capstan’s useful tools, in which complex changes in legislation are simplified into easily digested charts and graphics.  In addition to providing general information about regulations and the new tax reform, Terri often takes on a client-specific consulting role, helping clients and CPAs smoothly incorporate the new regulations into their business process.

Terri is a past president of CREW Philadelphia, a past CREW Network director, and a past CREW Foundation trustee. She holds the designation of Counselor of Real Estate. She is an associate member of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association-East and AICPA. Terri was recognized by SmartCEO Magazine in 2010 as a Brava! Award winner and in 2017 as a member of the Future 50.  Terri has achieved Masters Level in Strategic Coach. She is also a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and was named a Rothman Institute Ambassador in 2014.

Terri is a 1982 graduate of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

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As a founding partner at Capstan Tax Strategies, Bruce Johnson works closely with commercial real estate owners, investors, and accounting firms to provide practical, creative, and client-specific solutions. Bruce is well-versed in engineering-based tax strategies, guiding clients through the long-established benefits of cost segregation while introducing the new opportunities now possible under the TCJA and the CARES Act. Bruce has a particular interest in energy-efficient building incentives and sustainability. He has earned the Association of Energy Engineers’ CEM credential, which testifies to both his proficiency and integrity. As an engineer with significant experience in cost segregation, energy consulting, and capital improvement projects, Bruce understands the importance of leveraging fixed assets to enhance cash flow and meet business needs.

About Our Presenter

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Capstan Tax Strategies is a professional services firm that helps CPAs and commercial real estate owners navigate Tangible Property and Fixed Asset Regulations and maximize the tax benefits of real estate holdings.