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Howard Barash

Principal, CohnReznick Advisory Group

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  • Financial Executive Networking Group

Howard Barash is a principal with CohnReznick Advisory Group with more than 30 years of experience in the real estate capital, multifamily, and commercial real estate markets. He has worked with large institutional investors and owners of real estate both domestically and internationally, helping clients drive change and innovation throughout their organizations by analyzing the way they work and developing innovative strategies. This often includes aggregating financial and operating information and synthesizing it into quality consolidated reporting. Howard has worked with multibillion dollar private equity firms and has assisted in the formation of new real estate investment ventures. He is recognized as a leader by investment managers and real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the management of investment information.

Before joining CohnReznick, Howard was recruited to serve as a chief financial officer for a single family housing private REIT with $140 million of assets. In this role, he developed and managed the financial team, implemented financial consolidation strategies and appropriate organizational models, and deployed automation tools in support of effective REIT accounting, operational control, and financial analysis and reporting. He worked with the operations team to develop a critical accounting policy relative to the appropriate treatment under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the acquisition, renovation, and accounting for single-family homes. Howard also served on the investment committee, evaluating and approving all deployment of investment capital. He prepared critical accounting and financial reports for inclusion in a filing of Form S-11 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in anticipation of an initial public offering.

Prior to this, Howard founded an industry-leading consulting firm to assist real estate investors and owners with the development and implementation of operational strategies, the improvement of information management and financial reporting practices, and the introduction of new technologies. He also served as a managing director for an international real estate consulting firm where he successfully leveraged industry trends, operational practices, cutting-edge technologies, and client resources to provide clients with custom business solutions.



  • Cornell University: Bachelor of Science, Collective Bargaining and Arbitration
  • New York University: MBA, Finance, Accounting minor


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