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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Sessions

Opportunity ZonesOpportunity Zones

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Opportunity Zones

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

Identification: COR1907

Operation Minutes : 75

This session will cover:

  • An update on the latest rules and regulations of the Opportunity Zone Legislation.
  • In addition, we will provide an update with where the Opportunity Zone market currently stands.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Top 10 Tips for Contractors Performing Prevailing Wage Work

Dec 5, 2019 1:05pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 2:20pm

Identification: COR1908

Operation Minutes : 75

This session is a review of the top 10 areas where contractors and agencies frequently make errors or fail to provide complete information. This will include contact clauses, assessment of prevailing wage compliance, etc.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding the different funding sources that trigger prevailing wage compliance
  • Identifying the correct wage determination by project location and funding source
  • Identifying common mistake or challenges faced by contractors
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

The Revenue Recognition Standards Changed, But Did They?

Dec 5, 2019 1:05pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 2:20pm

Identification: COR1909

Operation Minutes : 75

On January 1, 2018, public companies were required to adopt ASC No. 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Erin Roberts, EY's Global Engineering & Construction leader, and member of the AICPA's Construction Contractor's Task Force that wrote the guidance for our industry, will highlight the areas of potential change and how the new standard specifically impacted public companies at adoption.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to understand the areas of potential change in revenue recognition that could affect engineering and construction companies.
  • Learn how the new revenue recognition standard impacted public engineering and construction companies at adoption.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Year-end Planning for Contractors

Dec 5, 2019 1:05pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 2:20pm

Identification: COR1910

Operation Minutes : 75

This session will provide insight for pre-year end tax planning for a Construction Company. Planning insures that the Company is looking at all opportunities and taking advantage of available income tax methods.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will earn the approach to pre-year end tax planning which will allow them to provide timely and meaningful recommendations to their Company or contractor clients.
  • This session will provide a proactive approach and allow attendees to leave with a game plan for their Company or contractor clients.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Innovation in Real Estate & Construction - It's All Hype…or is it?

Dec 5, 2019 1:05pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 2:20pm

Identification: COR1911

Operation Minutes : 75

What has innovation in Real Estate & Construction traditionally meant? This session is a look at innovation today and why you should care about it. A few tips on how to approach innovation like an investor will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide an overview of innovation in the construction and real estate industries, define innovation and an understanding of the benefits of innovation for developers, operators and managers of commercial real estate and construction companies.
  • Explore case studies on recent start-ups that have developed technology or solutions to assist construction and real estate firms with solving challenges and/or developing competitive advantages.
  • Increase the audience's understanding of how to identify, filter and select new Proptech, REtech and other solutions for clients or firms.
Speaker(s):
  • Miles Tabibian, Director, Real Estate & Construction, Plug and Play
  • Rob Sistek, CPA, Founder & Principal, Silver 47 Capital Partners
Standard: $49.00

Accounting Update: ASC 842 (Repeated in COR1949)

Dec 5, 2019 1:05pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 2:20pm

Identification: COR1912

Operation Minutes : 75

In this session, speaker, Joe DiLeo, will dicuss the Implementation of ASC 842 (new leases standard) including hot topics and lessons learned in public company adoption.

Learning Objectives:
  • To understand key concepts and requirements of ASC 842
  • To understand certain implementation and transition issues
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

TCJA 2017 One Year LaterTCJA 2017 One Year Later

Preview Available

TCJA 2017 One Year Later

Dec 5, 2019 1:05pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 2:20pm

Identification: COR1913

Operation Minutes : 75

An update on the guidance that has been published, and the remaining unanswered questions, two years after the passage of the TCJA.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify those areas where the IRS has issued guidance with regard to provisions in the TCJA.
  • Recognize those areas where guidance is still lacking, and what to do in the absence of guidance.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Alternative Project Delivery Methods in Construction

Dec 5, 2019 2:30pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 3:45pm

Identification: COR1914

Operation Minutes : 75

This session will be an interactive conversation on the evolution of alternative delivery models for infrastructure in the U.S., including DB, progressive DB, gap financing and P3. We will also discuss how changes in today’s marketplace is influencing delivery model, including risk appetite and new market entrants.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the history of delivery models for U.S. infrastructure projects
  • Discuss constraints and opportunities in today’s market
  • Speak about what trends are expected in the future and how this could impact your firm
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Lease Accounting Implementation (Repeated in COR1945)

Dec 5, 2019 2:30pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 3:45pm

Identification: COR1915

Operation Minutes : 75

This session will cover lease accounting implementation best practices and lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding of the lease accounting requirements
  • Steps to implement the lease accounting pronouncement
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Tax Accounting Method Changes Under the TCJA for Contractors

Dec 5, 2019 2:30pm ‐ Dec 5, 2019 3:45pm

Identification: COR1916

Operation Minutes : 75

The new tax law expands eligibility criteria for many contractors to use the completed contract method of accounting, the overall cash method of accounting, and several other opportunities. Meanwhile, the new tax law requires changes to basic tax revenue recognition principles under section 451. The following topics will be explored:

  • Eligibility for the overall cash method of accounting and changes under Rev. Proc. 2018-40
  • Eligibility for an 'exempt contract' method of accounting (e.g., completed contract) and changes under Rev. Proc. 2018-40
  • Relevance of other accounting methods and changes involving inventory and section 263A under Rev. Proc. 2018-40
  • Interaction of new accounting method opportunities with revenue recognition principles under section 451(b)

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will be able to leverage tax accounting method opportunities for contractors to proactively plan for tax minimization strategies.
  • Attendees will be able to apply these new opportunities appropriately in relation to other guidelines.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
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