New York, NY (PRWEB) November 10, 2010
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that James E. Helmus, CPA, senior managing director of state & local tax services at FTI Schonbraun McCann Group (“SMG”) has been appointed to NAIOP’s Tax and Finance Subcommittee for 2011. FTI Schonbraun McCann Group is the real estate advisory business of FTI Consulting, Inc.
Helmus is based in SMG’s New York City office where he is part of the firm’s business tax advisory group and directs its state and local tax practice. A nationally recognized state and local tax specialist for the real estate industry, Helmus brings more than 20 years of experience to the committee.
Over the course of his career, Helmus has consulted on many of the most significant real estate transactions in New York City’s history, including such recognized trophy properties as Rockefeller Center, the Met Life Building, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village and the Chrysler Building.
Prior to joining SMG, Helmus served as the national leader for real estate state and local tax services for Ernst & Young. He also spent a number of years in the New York office of the state and local tax practices of both Arthur Andersen and KPMG.
A frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars and source to national media, Helmus earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Adelphi University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York. He is a member of the NAREIT State and Local Tax Subcommittee, the NAIOP Government Affairs Committee/NYC Chapter, Business Council of New York State Tax Committee, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 15,500 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit http://www.naiop.org.
About FTI Schonbraun McCann Group
FTI Schonbraun McCann Group (SMG) is a global consulting firm dedicated to creating integrated financial, tax and real estate solutions for clients having underlying value in real estate operations and assets. SMG provides an unsurpassed range of advisory services and represents leading public and private real estate entities including owners/developers, financial institutions, investment banks, opportunity funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, and pension advisors who are challenged by today’s changing market conditions. FTI Schonbraun McCann Group is the real estate advisory business of FTI Consulting, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.smgllp.com.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,500 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, strategic communications and restructuring. More information can be found at http://www.fticonsulting.com.