Jeff Dowd has more than 24 years of experience providing audit, accounting, tax, and management advisory services to the real estate industry, both privately-held and publicly-traded, and to not-for-profit organizations. His clients include developers, real estate funds, mortgage companies, management companies, investors, and government agencies. These clients are involved in operating and developing hotels, multi-family rentals, office and retail buildings, and nursing homes.
Jeff has extensive technical and practical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and OMB Circular A-133. He assists affordable housing developers in structuring tax-advantaged real estate developments using the federal historic rehabilitation credit, low-Income housing tax credit (LIHTC), energy credits, and other federal and state subsidies for multifamily housing.
Jeff’s experience includes the development of internal control systems for a wide range of clients including real estate developers, investors, and operators of multifamily, commercial, and retail properties. He has developed compliance manuals for not-for-profit entities receiving large financial assistance from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and has participated in the initial public offering of what is now the largest residential real estate investment trust in the United States. Jeff is a regularly featured speaker for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, Information Management Network, and CohnReznick-sponsored conferences.
B. S., Accounting, University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana