Wesley Prato, CPA, is an audit partner in the Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice. Based in CohnReznick’s Chicago office, he has 12 years of experience in public accounting, providing client services in the areas of audit, review, and other financial reporting needs. This experience includes working with developers and private equity investors of companies in the commercial real estate, affordable housing, and hospitality industries, among others.
Wes specializes in the commercial real estate and hospitality industries and in serving developments benefiting from the Historic Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Programs. He is responsible for planning the engagements, supervising staff, and coordinating all fieldwork. Other responsibilities on these engagements include determining audit scope, selecting procedures to be applied, establishing budgets, reviewing work papers, identifying audit issues, communicating with clients, and preparing financial statements or reports. In addition, Wes takes an active role in working with his clients to plan and brainstorm on ways to get the next project from conceptual to development.
Wes has participated nationally within the Firm in developing audit programs and techniques specifically tailored to auditing commercial real estate entities. He has also led internal training classes on LIHTC partnerships and regularly participates in commercial real estate and hospitality industry focused panels and roundtables.
Northern Illinois University: B.S., Accounting
Norwood Park Youth Baseball Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society
Urban Land Institute