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July 01, 2023

Real Estate Committee

Committee Leadership

Chair

Katherine Kraus

Vice-Chairs

Julanne Allen

Sabrina Conyers

About the Committee

The Real Estate Committee addresses a broad area of tax law as it relates to the acquisition, subdivision, construction, ownership, financing, and disposition of real estate (as well as the tax aspects of the different types of entities that may own real estate including real estate investment trusts, partnerships, etc.).

Because the real estate industry transcends any single area of tax law, the Committee works closely with the Partnerships and LLCs Committee, the Sales, Exchange and Basis Committee, and others. In addition to its regular three hour meeting at each Tax Section meeting, the Committee helps to organize and participates in: (1) an informal dinner on Thursday evening that is jointly sponsored with the Partnerships and LLCs Committee, (2) a joint luncheon program on Friday with the Partnerships and LLCs Committee and the Individual Income Tax Committee, and (3) a joint “shop talk” breakfast on Saturday with the Partnerships and LLCs Committee and the S Corporations Committee. Members and former members of the Real Estate Committee and the Partnerships and LLCs Committee attend meetings with representatives of the IRS, Treasury, and the professional staffs of the Joint Committee on Taxation, House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to discuss topics of interest in conjunction with each year’s May Meeting.

Stay in Touch with Your Committee: Listserv and Hivebrite

Each Tax Section committee has a mailing list (listerv) and a Hivebrite community. Information about and links to both are below. 

Listserv

Committees share news, events, and updates through a dedicated committee listserv. As a committee member, you are welcome and encouraged to share resources, events, or ask questions to fellow committee members that are directly relevant. The listserv email address can be found below. You are automatically added to the listserv and will receive email notifications when you join a committee.  Learn more about managing your committees.

Click the link above to view the committee listserv email address. Note: you must be logged in and a Section Member to view the address.

Hivebrite

In addition to listserv, each committee has a Hivebrite community. Here, committees can share meeting materials or recordings, committee newsletters, and more. All Tax Connect discussion posts have been moved over to the committee's Hivebrite community

More Resources

Listserv Etiquette

A full FAQ and How to for using listserv is available here. Here are the basic dos and don'ts of using a committee listserv. The committee listserv email address is available above. Note: you have to be logged in and a Section member to view it.

  • Do reply to the listerv with substantive responses (please email “thank you” emails to the individual).
  • Do utilize the member directory to send private messages or individual messages.
  • Do reach out to Tax Staff if you have questions or issues with the community or listerve.
  • Do refer to the FAQ pages for specific problems or concerns.
  • Don’t reply all asking to unsubscribe, please follow the instructions to leave the committee.
  • Don’t share the listserv email outside of the committee.
  • Don’t post commercial messages.

Join the Committee

This committee is open to all Tax Section members. To join click here and then click Join Committees or follow the detailed steps below. A more detailed committee help page is available here. Not a Section Member? Join today!

  1. Click Log In in the upper right corner of this website.
  2. Log in to your My ABA account. If you do not remember your email address or password, click Need Help Logging In? and follow the instructions.
  3. Once you are logged in, click 'Hi Your Name' in the upper right then click My ABA.
  4. On the My ABA Dashboard page, click on Manage Memberships (a button toward the right with a right arrow).
  5. If you are a Section Member,  you will see Section of Taxation under Specialty Group Memberships & Committees, click Join Committees to the right. If you are not a Section member, consider joining the Section to access our committees.
  6. You will now see a list of Tax Section Committees. To join one, simply click Join next to the name of the committee. A check mark will appear to confirm you have joined. To leave a committee, simply click the check mark and you will see Join reappear indicating you are no longer a member of that committee.
  7. Joining a committee will automatically add you to the committee's listserv. Committees encourage member involvement through these committee listservs, other online platforms, and in-person at our meetings and events. 

Have a Question or Need Assistance? Contact Staff

If you have questions contact staff at the email addresses below and we will respond as soon as possible!