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Timothy J. Trifilo Joins CohnReznick’s National Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice


2/6/15

Bethesda, MD – Timothy J. Trifilo, CPA, has joined CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., as the lead tax partner of the Firm’s national Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice.

Tim brings extensive experience advising global clients in real estate, asset management, private equity, and venture capital industries including opportunity funds, public and private REITs, institutional investors/advisors, and real estate owners/developers. He specializes in structuring global private equity funds and investments with diverse investor profiles. He has provided transaction support to clients and advised on fund formation, public and private equity offerings, capital structures, REIT formation and qualification issues, real estate workouts, and M&A transactions. Tim also has significant experience with cross-border investment structuring and taxation across a spectrum of alternative investment classes. In his experience, Tim has frequently advised many of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds.

“As the lead tax partner for our national Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice, Tim’s deep industry knowledge and expertise in the tax issues most pertinent to this industry will prove to be invaluable to our clients as they look for strategic growth opportunities,” said David Kessler, CohnReznick partner and National Director of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice.

Tim joins CohnReznick from a Big Four accounting firm where he was a tax partner in the financial services and real estate industry practices. Tim began his career in New York and later relocated to Washington, DC to lead the development and growth strategies of the firm’s real estate practice. Most recently Tim was leading the asset management and real estate tax practices in the greater Atlanta market.

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tim earned an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BSBA in Accounting/Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Tim has recently been a contributor to the Atlanta Business Chronicle and several real estate industry publications, as well as other media outlets. He has been affiliated with various professional and industry organizations including the Real Estate Roundtable, NAREIT, and the Urban Land Institute. Tim served on the board of Catholic Charities of Washington, The Children's Charity Foundation, the Village of Chevy Chase, and other community and civic organizations.

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