Warren Kirshenbaum

About Warren Kirshenbaum

Warren founded Cherrytree in 2011 and has spent the past eleven years building a highly specialized tax credit consultation, brokerage, and syndication firm. He has relied on three decades of experience and a law background to focus on the structural and development finance aspects of tax incentivized real estate-based transactions — particularly in the environmental remediation (Brownfields), renewable energy, and historic rehabilitation areas.
Warren Kirshenbaum

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 credits and $8 million in [...]

Brownfields Remediation Massachusetts

PIER 4 located at 300 Pier 4 Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. Developer: Tishman Speyer. Working in an older city such as Boston creates complex challenges for the developer which took advantage of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Brownfields tax credit program to make this office building a reality. (Photo credit: flauntboston.com) Cherrytree Group has successfully [...]

Low-Income Housing Western MA

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 with two residential units, three offices, [...]

Historic Rehabilitation Worcester, MA

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 facade. Finishes include all mahogany doors and [...]

Explanation on Opportunity Zones and Tax Credits

Within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 1 (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. The Tax Reform Legislation established Opportunity Zones by way of [...]

Development of Brownfield Sites

by Warren Kirshenbaum The idea of taking on a brownfield site for redevelopment can be intimidating, especially for developers who don't have experience remediating contaminated land. However, the term "brownfield" when describing a property does not need to conjure up the daunting image of a Superfund level cleanup. There is no one "face" of [...]

How Opportunity Zones Can Aid in the Remediation of Brownfields Properties

By Warren A. Kirshenbaum Terms such as “Opportunity Zones” and “Brownfields” do not easily roll off the tongue, but they are our “terms of art” for programs with enormous potential: allowing real estate development and investment professionals to turn challenging building projects into very successful accomplishments. There is some misunderstanding of what both terms [...]

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