Fred Copeman is Executive Vice-President, Advocacy & New Business for Boston Financial Investment Management (BFIM). In this role he is responsible for helping the firm launch its first LIHTC/Ozone fund, to identify strategic investment opportunities and to represent BFIM on governmental affairs matters. Prior to joining BFIM in 2017, Mr. Copeman spent thirty years in the public accounting business – 23 years with Ernst & Young LLP and seven years with CohnReznick LLP. During his public accounting career, Fred served as a due diligence advisor for corporations reviewing housing credit investments and authored or co-authored twelve studies on the economic performance of housing tax credit properties.
Mr. Copeman graduated with an undergraduate degree in Government from Georgetown University, a Masters in Taxation degree from Bentley University and a Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law. Fred is a frequent speaker at housing credit industry conferences and serves on the Board of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition.
AC19 Presentation: Using HFA Resources in Opportunity Zones