David Kessler will serve as the Chief Executive Officer commencing February 1, 2020. David will oversee the strategy and operations of the firm’s global activities and its affiliates throughout 30+ offices in the US and internationally.
He previously served as the Managing Partner of the Real Estate Practice. David has over 30 years of experience providing audit, tax, and management advisory services to the real estate and financial services industries. David has worked with developers, private equity funds, institutional investors such as life insurance companies and pension funds, lenders, asset management companies, property management companies, REITs, and loan funds. He has worked with various asset classes including: hotels, office, multifamily, industrial, retail, nursing and assisted living, land banking and development, military housing, mobile home parks, student housing and affordable housing.
David's services for commercial real estate clients involve audit and management advisory services including assisting new and existing private equity funds with structures, compliance, and asset or portfolio due diligence. He works with RIA’s, fund managers, and is proficient with real estate accounting and reporting as well as real estate operations. David frequently works with the Firm’s Advisory Practice.
David assists clients with a variety of tax incentives and credit programs including LIHTC, NMTC, HTC, Energy, Opportunity Zones. David is active with EIG.org and RER and is a frequent speaker on the topic of Opportunity Zones. He works with fund managers, QOF’s, developers and investors involved with Opportunity Zone investment funds and real estate developments.
David designed and has taught a real estate accounting graduate-level course at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation as part of each university’s graduate degree program in real estate development. He speaks frequently at real estate industry conferences throughout the country. David is a Board Member of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and Barker Adoption Foundation.
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