About Warren Kirshenbaum

Warren is the President and CEO of the Cherrytree Group, a tax credit consulting, brokerage, and syndication firm.

Investment Tax Credits vs. “1031” Exchanges: which strategy is best for you?

By |2021-01-22T18:15:05+00:00January 13th, 2021|

Tax planning options are varied and complex — almost as if they were designed with some sort of mischievous intent. The Internal Revenue Code is a labyrinth of hard-to-decipher regulations intended to minimize tax sheltering and avoidance. Books could be written about the complexities — if it weren’t that those books would be out of [...]

Investing in Tax Credits saves money — and is a prudent COVID hedge.

By |2020-12-23T14:50:59+00:00December 22nd, 2020|

As we all work quickly through our business day, there’s a tendency to use shorthand to describe various financial instruments, initiatives and strategies. We all do it. But sometimes the meanings can become lost. In recent interactions with our clients, I have noticed some confusion between the phrases: “tax credit investment,” “working capital needs” and [...]

Connecticut Solar Portfolio

By |2020-11-12T17:36:18+00:00August 19th, 2020|

Connecticut Solar Portfolio A Solar Investment Tax Credit allows investors to deduct 26% of installation costs from federal taxes, which applies to all residential and commercial systems. Cherrytree worked with the renewable energy developer MSL Group to successfully complete multiple projects across Connecticut. Together, these projects will realize over $2.75 million in tax [...]

Brownfields Remediation Massachusetts

By |2020-11-12T17:56:31+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Brownfields Remediation Massachusetts Cherrytree Group has successfully filed over $55 million in Massachusetts Brownfields tax credits since 2013, with an expected pipeline of an additional $30 million dollars expected to be filed by the end of 2020. Other recent Brownfields programs for which Cherrytree consulted with the client and interfaced with state agencies: [...]

Low-Income Housing Western Massachusetts

By |2020-11-12T18:05:36+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Low-Income Housing Western Massachusetts Creative financial planning breathes fresh life into historic districts in two Massachusetts towns. Several abandoned buildings located within historic districts in Millers Falls and Turners Falls were preserved by the projects, undertaken by Pioneer Valley Redevelopers and Obear Construction Company. In all, 12 affordable housing units were created, along [...]

Historic Rehabilitation Worcester, Massachusetts

By |2020-11-12T18:18:17+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Historic Rehabilitation Worcester, Massachusetts A 95-year-old six-story office building in the second largest city in Massachusetts is being converted into commercial space on the lower two levels, with residential units throughout the remainder of the building. . The 20,000 square feet has a steel structure with cement floors, elevator, and lime stone [...]

Explanation on Opportunity Zones and Tax Credits

By |2020-11-12T23:22:59+00:00June 28th, 2020|

By Warren A. Kirshenbaum Within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 20171 (the “Tax Reform Legislation”), was a provision that initially did not generate much interest and excitement, but it may be one of the most significant tax reform codifications that we have seen in decades. View This White Paper [...]

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