Greg Soo-Hoo is a Senior Principal in Keyser Marston Associates' Los Angeles office with over 35 years of experience in local government fiscal consulting. Greg oversees all aspects of post-redevelopment financial services for KMA and has been a part of KMA since 1991. Greg has been Fiscal Consultant to Successor Agency and Redevelopment Agency bond financings totaling over $6.2 billion.
Areas of Specialization
Successor Agency Financial Services
Financial services provided to successor agencies of former redevelopment agencies include analysis and preparation of semi-annual Recognized Obligation Payment Schedules (ROPS) for the State Department of Finance and the preparation of long range cash flow analyses associated with these semi-annual allocations to ensure sufficient funding exists for future debt service and other obligations of the former redevelopment agencies. Greg also assists a number of large successor agencies in the preparation of annual reports required by their bond continuing annual disclosure agreements
Fiscal Consultant Services
Greg has provided fiscal consultant services to successor agencies and to former redevelopment agencies in the issuance of tax allocation financings totaling over $6.2 billion. These have included some of the largest tax allocation bond financings in the State. He manages a wide range of fiscal consulting services including verification of redevelopment project area taxable values, the review of historic valuation patterns, identification of major property owners, determination of assessment appeal impacts, and the projection of current and future year tax increment revenue flow. He also assists bond underwriting teams in the preparation and review of bond offering documents and has been an active participant in presentations to bond insurance and bond rating agencies.
Assessed Valuation Services
Greg manages all aspects of property tax revenue services for KMA clients. The assessed valuation services provided to cities and successor agencies include review of assessment appeal filings and an estimation of fiscal impacts to local taxing entities, parcel by parcel verification of redevelopment project area assessed values, and the identification of misallocation of annual tax revenues. The assessment appeal analyses have also been supplemented with estimations of site-specific values to project the likelihood of future reductions in assessed values due to appeals.
Greg is a registered Municipal Advisor Principal with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Greg is a graduate cum laude of the University of Southern California and holds a master’s degree in public administration, with a specialization in public finance.
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