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NK Consulting Co. helps innovative capital providers evaluate how they can benefit from the NMTC Program, develop successful NMTC strategies and prepare NMTC applications.


NK Consulting Co. helps project sponsors, developers and asset managers evaluate how they can benefit from NMTC financing, identify NMTC allocation for their projects, market their projects to investors, and structure and close their NMTC financing transactions.


NK Consulting Co. helps NMTC Program participants analyze the economic, social and environmental impacts of their NMTC transactions. This includes the development of comprehensive systems for evaluating and tracking impacts, as well as preparing customized impact analysis reports for individual projects and portfolios.


The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) is a place-based, gap-financing tool designed to revitalize low-income communities. The NMTC Program is administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), which allocates tax credit authority through a competitive annual application process to Community Development Entities (CDEs). CDEs are specialized financial intermediaries through which private capital flows from an investor to qualified businesses located in low-income communities. NMTCs are typically used to finance operating businesses and real estate development projects. This includes manufacturing facilities, mixed-use developments, renewable energy facilities, healthcare facilities, charter schools, and facilities for nonprofit businesses.


about nk consulting co.

NK Consulting Co. was founded in 2012 by Nathan Kennedy, who has experience in impact investing, community development finance and investment banking based on his roles with the following companies:


  • Montana CDC, a non-profit organization that provides financing and consulting services to transform the lives of individuals and strengthen community prosperity.  As the company's Chief Operating Officer, Nathan created efficient processes to help streamline operations, improve the overall customer experience, build scalable systems and develop new products.  

  • Equilibrium Capital, a sustainability-driven real assets platform that delivers institutional grade strategies in the areas of real estate, agriculture, land, energy and water. Nathan worked with the firm's Wastewater Capital Management team to develop an investment fund focused on providing capital for waste-to-energy projects.

  • United Fund Advisors, a fund manager and financial services company that provides tax-advantaged investment capital and advisory services. While at UFA, Nathan participated in the closing of 29 community development and renewable energy projects with total project costs of over $700 million.

  • iStar Financial, a fully-integrated finance and investment company focused on the commercial real estate industry. During his time at iStar, Nathan participated in the closing of over $1.3 billion in financings

  • Lazard Ltd, a financial advisory and asset management firm that provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance. Nathan worked as an Analyst in Lazard's Technology/Media/Telecom group.


1% For the planet

NK Consulting Co. joined 1% Percent for the Planet in 2012 and committed to donating 1% of its annual sales to environmental charities.  1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.  More information about 1% for the Planet can be found at

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