“David Schneider’s knowledge and experience were invaluable to us as developers in navigating the governmental review process. 
At the same time his work was thorough, striking a good balance between our ‘bottom line’ concerns and the sensitivities warranted by a
100+ year old historic mill building from another era.”

David Yeager, President of Radnor Property Group LLC

Full Service Historic Preservation Consultant

Schneider Historic Preservation, LLC provides a full range of historic preservation consulting services and was established by David B. Schneider in 1999. Mr. Schneider's professional historic preservation career spans 37 years, during which time he has successfully completed a diverse range of projects for both private and public sector clients in fifteen states and one other country. He specializes in community preservation planning, design review in historic districts, historic resource documentation, and the certification of projects for historic rehabilitation tax credits.

A Client-Oriented Approach

Historic preservation projects often involve the varied interests of clients, regulatory agencies, advocacy groups, and the general public. Having worked extensively in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, Mr. Schneider is an effective advocate for his clients’ interests and is skilled at finding creative and practical solutions for complicated projects.


Mr. Schneider is the former Executive Director and Senior Director of Preservation Services of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation (2009-2013); the Executive Director of the Historic Beaufort Foundation in Beaufort, South Carolina (1995-1999); the Executive Director of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1990-1995); and the Executive Director of the Berkeley County (South Carolina) Historical Society Museum (1989-1990). Prior to 1989, Mr. Schneider was a historic preservation consultant based in Charleston, South Carolina and worked in both real estate and construction. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia. Mr. Schneider is a former Vice President for Southeast Capital Investments, Inc., a regional commercial real estate development and brokerage company.

Mr. Schneider meets Professional Qualifications under 36 CFR 61 in the areas of History and Architectural History. Active in numerous professional and community organizations, he is the former vice-chairman of the City of Anniston Historic Preservation Commission and has served as a Board member for the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation. A Preservation Leadership Forum level member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mr. Schneider is a 2012 recipient of a Preservation Achievement Award from the Honor Society of Sigma Pi Kappa at the University of Georgia and a 2013 recipient of a Preservation Achievement Award from the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation.

Community Preservation Planning
Investment Tax Credit Certifications
Environmental Review & Documentation
National Register Nominations
Historic District Design Review
• Advocacy

Recent Activity

Schneider Historic Preservation, LLC, through its principal David B. Schneider, has been involved in more than 300 projects involving the use of historic rehabilitation tax credits. In 2013, SHP was engaged by the Alabama Historical Commission to assist with the preparation of regulations and procedures for the Alabama Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. Since that time, he has represented projects involving approximately $550,000,000 in proposed rehabilitation work and more than 5,000,000 square feet of building space for clients seeking to utilize state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Recent Rehabilitation Tax Credit Project Activity

David B. Schneider
Schneider Historic Preservation, LLC
411 E. 6th Street, Anniston, Alabama, 36207

E-mail: dbschneider@bellsouth.net

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