Gary Franklin, CPA, is a partner in CohnReznick’s Bethesda tax practice. He has 15 years of private accounting experience and more than 15 years of public accounting experience providing client services in the areas of real estate, closely-held business, and high-net-worth individuals. He provides a wide variety of accounting, tax, and consulting services to a diverse client base. With his in-depth knowledge of existing and proposed tax law, Gary provides tax planning and strategy for businesses and individuals. He has helped clients streamline their business operations through changes in their structure. Clients include real estate developers, owners and operators, management companies, a diverse group of closely held businesses, and high-net-worth individuals.
Gary’s private accounting experience includes Trizec Properties, a publicly traded REIT located in Chicago, Illinois. Trizec Properties owned and operated class A office buildings in top tier cities throughout the United States. In his role at Trizec Properties as the Director of Maryland Operations, he was responsible for the asset management of 2.7 million square feet of commercial office space located in such Maryland cities as Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, and Baltimore. In addition to Trizec Properties, Gary gained extensive experience as a Group Financial Director with the Rouse Company, a publicly traded REIT located in Columbia, Maryland. The Rouse Company developed, owned, and operated regional malls, mixed-use, urban festival properties, and planned communities.
B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland
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