David Kessler serves as the Co-Managing Partner of CohnReznick’s Bethesda office and is National Director of the firm’s National Commercial Real Estate Practice. He has more than 27 years of experience providing audit, tax, and management advisory services to the real estate and financial services industries, representing clients in the DC Metropolitan area and nationally.
David represents both public and private clients. These clients include developers, real estate funds, operators, asset management companies, property management companies, institutional investors such as life insurance companies, banks, pension funds, REITs, private equity and hedge funds, lenders, and government agencies. David's clients develop and operate hotels, multi-family residential rental and for-sale, office, industrial, assisted living and nursing facilities, land development, retail centers, military housing and student housing.
David is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s services including audit, tax, and a wide range of management advisory services throughout the real estate industry. He has extensive technical and practical knowledge of audit and accounting standards, financial reporting, due diligence, investor reporting, and property operations. David serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University where he teaches a real estate accounting course for the Masters of Real Estate Development graduate programs. He frequently speaks at real estate industry conferences throughout the country.