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David Kessler

CPA, Partner, National Director - Commercial Real Estate Industry

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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Maryland Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Pension Real Estate Association
  • The Real Estate Roundtable

David Kessler is a partner with CohnReznick and serves as National Director of the Firm's Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice. He has over 30 years of experience providing audit, tax, and management advisory services to the real estate and financial services industries, representing clients nationally.

David represents developers, private equity funds, institutional investors such as life companies and pension funds, lenders, asset management companies, property management companies, REITs, and loan funds.  His clients operate and develop hotels, office, multifamily, industrial, retail, nursing and assisted living, land development, military housing, and student housing units. 

David's services for commercial real estate clients include audit and management advisory services, including assisting new and existing PE 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 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. He serves on the Board and is Treasurer of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and is a Board Member of Barker Adoption Foundation.


  • B.S., Accounting – University of Maryland College Park


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