Construction and Real Estate Conference 2019

Dec 5, 2019 ‐ Dec 6, 2019

Build a course of action

This time last year, we faced tax reform. Twelve months later, we face the added variables of rising interest rates, materials costs and ongoing trade negotiations. In this new reality, it’s more important than ever to understand, and plan for, these trends.

Two vantage points for success

Seven industry-specific and combined tracks offer you and your firm more access to both fields’ top minds, plus a comprehensive lineup of crossover opportunities for learning and networking in these closely related sectors.

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This includes sessions from the conference: Construction and Real Estate Conference 2019

Sessions Included:

Welcome Remarks | To All the Economists I've Loved Before (Dec 05, 2019 08:00 AM)

DC Tax Legislative and Political Update (Dec 05, 2019 09:05 AM)

Real Estate: Tax Legislative and Policy Outlook (Dec 05, 2019 09:05 AM)

Determining & Enhancing Valuation of an Engineering, Construction, & Infrastructure Services Company (Dec 05, 2019 10:50 AM)

Developing the Construction Cost Budget (Dec 06, 2019 10:25 AM)

Tax Update (Repeated in COR1946) (Dec 05, 2019 10:50 AM)

Opportunity Zones (Dec 05, 2019 10:50 AM)

Top 10 Tips for Contractors Performing Prevailing Wage Work (Dec 05, 2019 01:05 PM)

The Revenue Recognition Standards Changed, But Did They? (Dec 05, 2019 01:05 PM)

Year-end Planning for Contractors (Dec 05, 2019 01:05 PM)

Innovation in Real Estate & Construction - It's All Hype…or is it? (Dec 05, 2019 01:05 PM)

Accounting Update: ASC 842 (Repeated in COR1949) (Dec 05, 2019 01:05 PM)

TCJA 2017 One Year Later (Dec 05, 2019 01:05 PM)

Alternative Project Delivery Methods in Construction (Dec 05, 2019 02:30 PM)

Lease Accounting Implementation (Repeated in COR1945) (Dec 05, 2019 02:30 PM)

Tax Accounting Method Changes Under the TCJA for Contractors (Dec 05, 2019 02:30 PM)

Valuation Topics and Discussion (Dec 05, 2019 04:15 PM)

Opportunity Zones - Tax Perspective and Update (Dec 05, 2019 02:30 PM)

Trends in Construction Contract Terms and Risk Mitigation (Dec 05, 2019 04:15 PM)

Accounting for Joint Ventures (Dec 05, 2019 04:15 PM)

Tax Credits (Dec 05, 2019 04:15 PM)

Innovative Grocery Chain Concepts: Will They Be A Reality (Dec 05, 2019 04:15 PM)

Long-Lived Asset Impairment Under ASC Topic 360 (Dec 06, 2019 03:15 PM)

To Aggregate, or Not to Aggregate (under 199A) (Dec 05, 2019 04:15 PM)

Practical Application of the New Revenue Recognition Standards (Dec 05, 2019 05:15 PM)

Government Contracting Update (Dec 05, 2019 05:15 PM)

Tax Lookback (Dec 05, 2019 05:15 PM)

Blockchain Simplified (Repeated in Session COR1947) (Dec 05, 2019 05:15 PM)

Breadbox - A Capital Structure Response to IRC Section 118 (Dec 05, 2019 05:15 PM)

Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium Size Entities (Dec 05, 2019 02:30 PM)

Cost Segregation in the Era of Tax Reform - Session Presented by Capstan (Dec 06, 2019 07:00 AM)

WIP Reports and the Impact of Rev Rec (Dec 06, 2019 07:00 AM)

Morning Remarks | Real Estate and Construction Trends around Digital (Dec 06, 2019 08:00 AM)

Surety Panel (Dec 06, 2019 09:10 AM)

How to Prepare Your Construction Business for a Sale (Dec 06, 2019 10:25 AM)

Advanced Accounting and Financial Statement Issues (Dec 05, 2019 10:50 AM)

ESOPs and Shareholder Liquidity, Employee Engagement and Executive Compensation (Dec 06, 2019 10:25 AM)

CFO Panel (Dec 06, 2019 10:25 AM)

Leesee Overview and Lessons Learned (Dec 06, 2019 10:25 AM)

Section 199A - What is a Trade or Business (Dec 06, 2019 10:25 AM)

Accounting and Auditing Panel (Dec 06, 2019 12:40 PM)

What We Know About Taxes and 606 (and What We Don't!) (Dec 06, 2019 12:40 PM)

LIBOR Changes (Dec 06, 2019 12:40 PM)

Revenue Recognition (Dec 06, 2019 12:40 PM)

Real Property Trade or Business Election under 163(j) (Dec 06, 2019 12:40 PM)

Construction Project Claims/Builder's Risk Claims Processes (Dec 06, 2019 01:40 PM)

Lease Accounting Implementation (Repeat of COR1915) (Dec 06, 2019 01:40 PM)

Tax Update (Repeat of COR1906) (Dec 06, 2019 01:40 PM)

Blockchain Simplified (Repeat of COR1928) (Dec 06, 2019 01:40 PM)

Impact Investing in Commercial Real Estate (Dec 06, 2019 01:40 PM)

Accounting Update: ASC 842 (Repeat of COR1912) (Dec 06, 2019 01:40 PM)

CFO Panel (Dec 06, 2019 03:15 PM)

Contract WIP for Heavy Highway Contractors (Dec 06, 2019 03:15 PM)

Tax Panel (Dec 06, 2019 03:15 PM)

Opportunities and Challenges for Investing in Cannabis Real Estate (Dec 06, 2019 03:15 PM)

Strategies in Indirect & Equipment Cost Allocations (Dec 06, 2019 04:15 PM)

Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors (Dec 06, 2019 03:15 PM)

Selecting a Construction Accounting Software Solution (Dec 06, 2019 04:15 PM)

Accounting and Auditing Experts Panel (Dec 06, 2019 04:15 PM)

Tax Expert Panel (Dec 06, 2019 04:15 PM)

Standard: $ 459.00


Fundamentals of Construction Accounting and Auditing

Dec 4, 2019 8:00am ‐ Dec 4, 2019 12:00pm

Identification: COR19101

This session will provide an understanding of fundamental concepts of construction accounting and auditing.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn basics on going through accounting for construction contracts and how to approach an audit of a construction contractor.
  • Learn about incorporating Topic 606 (revenue recognition) and understanding the key inputs, measures, constraints, and other items needed to properly account for contracts.
  • Learn how to audit construction contractors, including risk assessments, understanding risks associated with construction contractors, implementing Topic 606 procedures.
Standard: $ 79.00

A 199A Workshop iconA 199A Workshop

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A 199A Workshop

Dec 4, 2019 9:00am ‐ Dec 4, 2019 12:00pm

Identification: COR19102

This workshop will cover an overview of Section 199A and will discuss multiple issues that must be addressed to comply with the provisions of this complex set of new rules. Session contents will include the mechanics of computing the deduction for qualified business income, the rules governing qualified trade or businesses, specified service trades or businesses, W-2 wage and UBIA limitations, aggregation rules and anti-abuse rules.

Learning Objectives:
  • To provide an understanding of the rules of Section 199A and how they are implemented.
  • To identify opportunities for practitioners to provide consulting services to clients who own affected trades or businesses.
Standard: $ 79.00

The Language of Real Estate iconThe Language of Real Estate

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The Language of Real Estate

Dec 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Dec 4, 2019 4:00pm

Identification: COR19103

The real estate industry has many unique terms and measurements which are used by company executives, market analysts, and investors to understand the financial results and value real estate assets.

Learning Objectives:
  • The Language of Real Estate will cover various terms, acronyms, and measurements that are used in commercial real estate.
  • The session will also cover how these various terms and measurements are used
Standard: $ 79.00

Construction Tax iconConstruction Tax

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Construction Tax

Dec 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Dec 4, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: COR19104

This session will provide an understanding of fundamental concepts of construction Tax accounting. Participants will:

  • Learn the basics of tax accounting concepts and methods available for construction contracts
  • Become familiar significant book (GAAP)/tax difference inherit in accounting for construction contracts
  • Learn to recognize revenue deferral opportunities that can help their clients/employers better manage cash flow attributable to tax obligations
  • Review recent tax law changes and updates impacting the construction industry

Standard: $ 79.00

Welcome Remarks | To All the Economists I've Loved Before

Dec 5, 2019 8:00am ‐ Dec 5, 2019 9:00am

Identification: COR1901

This presentation supplies detail discussions regarding, global, national, and regional economic performance using the most current data available. Special attention is devoted to certain aspects of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor, real estate, and construction markets.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how policy making continues to shape economic outcomes in the U.S.
  • Understand key factors shaping the U.S. economic outlook in the near and far terms.


Standard: $ 49.00

DC Tax Legislative and Political Update

Dec 5, 2019 9:05am ‐ Dec 5, 2019 10:20am

Identification: COR1902

This session will discuss the tax regulatory, legislative, and political environment in Washington, D.C. Issues will cover TCJA implementation, view from Capitol Hill, and the latest from the Presidential campaign trail focusing on the potential impact to the construction and real estate sectors.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the tax issues currently being discussed and advanced in Federal government and the implications of those policies on the construction and real estate sectors.
  • Understand the political outlook for 2020 and beyond and implications for tax policy.
Standard: $ 49.00

Real Estate: Tax Legislative and Policy Outlook

Dec 5, 2019 9:05am ‐ Dec 5, 2019 10:20am

Identification: COR1903

Ryan McCormick will analyze trends and developments in real estate tax policy, including recent legislative and campaign proposals. The session will address forthcoming regulatory guidance, pending bills in the House and Senate, and the outlook for tax legislation in the short- and medium-term. Topics will include: Opportunity Zones, capital gains reform, the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, cost recovery changes, energy efficiency incentives, technical corrections, wealth tax proposals, the low-income housing tax credit, partnership regulations, and the new limitation on business interest deductibility.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand potential changes in real estate tax policy
  • Recognize how recent reforms are affecting U.S. real estate
Standard: $ 49.00

Determining & Enhancing Valuation of an Engineering, Construction, & Infrastructure Services Company

Dec 5, 2019 10:50am ‐ Dec 5, 2019 12:05pm

Identification: COR1904

Investment banking professionals specializing in the Engineering, Construction, and Infrastructure Services industry will discuss how to determine and enhance valuation of a Company during a sale process.

Learning Objectives:
  • Perspectives on current and future industry economic trends impacting Company performance and valuation
  • Information on current capital markets activity in the Engineering & Construction industry
  • Value enhancing strategies for Engineering & Construction companies contemplating a potential exit via a third party sale or recapitalization
Standard: $ 49.00

Advanced Accounting and Financial Statement Issues

Dec 5, 2019 10:50am ‐ Dec 5, 2019 12:05pm

Identification: COR1905

Through this session you will come to understand key topics that are impacting accounting and financial reporting for construction contractors.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify some of the key issues and topics facing construction contractors from an accounting and financial statement perspective.
  • Learn how to apply best practice considerations in working with advanced accounting issues, and identify key financial statement issues impacting the construction industry and contractor financial statements.
Standard: $ 49.00

Tax Update (Repeated in COR1946)

Dec 5, 2019 10:50am ‐ Dec 5, 2019 12:05pm

Identification: COR1906

In this session, you will learn the latest updates on the current tax environment affecting contractors.

Learning Objectives:
  • To learn about the latest tax consequences affecting contractors after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • To learn about what planning opportunities exist with the current rules and future sunset dates.
Standard: $ 49.00