John Sciarretti is a partner in the Dover, Ohio, office of Novogradac, where he specializes in the real estate finance, community development and renewable energy industries. Mr. Sciarretti has extensive financial experience working with businesses, including more than 20 years in public accounting and four years as an executive financial manager.
Mr. Sciarretti specializes in the opportunity zones incentive, the historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC), new markets tax credit (NMTC) and the renewable energy credit (RETC). He consults with tax credit investors, syndicators, community development entities (CDEs) and developers on structuring, financing and syndicating tax credits. His experience includes structuring complex financing for real estate developments and renewable energy transactions, including using NMTCs, HTCs, RETCs and other federal, state and local tax credits and incentives.
Mr. Sciarretti has extensive experience in preparing financial forecasts for HTC, NMTC and RETC projects, as well as syndicated real estate investments. Mr. Sciarretti also provides a broad range of advisory services to CDEs, including transaction structuring, development and implementation of internal compliance policies and procedures, monthly loan servicing and asset management assistance, compliance review and Community Development Financial Institutions Fund reporting. He also advises clients on accounting, tax and regulatory matters.
Mr. Sciarretti also leads and coordinates the Novogradac Opportunity Zones Working Group, a membership organization that is highly regarded for the work it does addressing technical programmatic issues surrounding the opportunity zones incentive. He has published many articles, contributes content to the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Mr. Sciarretti earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Akron. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in Ohio.