Cherry Bekaert Adds Depth to Growing Real Estate Practice in Atlanta

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Wesley Hudson and Catherine Bazley have joined as Partners with Cherry Bekaert's Real Estate & Construction group in its Atlanta practice.

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Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, today announced the addition of two new Partners, Wesley P. Hudson and Catherine L. Bazley, to its Real Estate & Construction industry group in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hudson has over 20 years of experience and knowledge in the commercial real estate industry, including real estate tax credit transactions, pre-acquisition due diligence, purchase price allocation, tax mitigation structuring, real estate consulting and financial statement audits. He has worked closely with real estate holding companies, developers, contractors and private equity funds, advising on real estate transactions ranging from $25 million to $4 billion. His technical ability encompasses a broad range of expertise, from specialty structured financing to high-level GAAP real estate issues with clients in the hotels and resorts, student housing, military housing, multifamily/affordable housing and retail/office sectors.

Bazley brings close to 20 years of accounting and industry experience focused in commercial real estate with expertise in tax planning and preparation for real estate owners, developers, investors, and high-net-worth individuals. She consults on tax aspects of real estate operations and entity transactions, including tax mitigation, partnership mergers and acquisitions, compensatory partnership interest issues, complex partnership allocation calculations, and inbound/outbound foreign investments. In addition, she has experience with multinational real estate investors and multistate partnerships, providing clients with tax minimization and optimization strategies.

“Wes and Catherine are well respected and highly sought-after professionals in the real estate sector in Atlanta,” commented Kip Plowman, Cherry Bekaert’s Managing Partner of the Atlanta practice. “With the addition of these experienced professionals, we are excited about the expansive opportunities to serve the growing real estate sector in the greater Atlanta market. Real estate is an important strategic growth market for our Firm, so we will continue to add talent and resources to meet the evolving growth needs of our clients.”

About Cherry Bekaert LLP
As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented firm, Cherry Bekaert has the resources to take your business as far as you want to go. The Firm's industry specialists already know your marketplace, so they can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. With our down-to-earth style and wealth of practical advice, you will find Cherry Bekaert an indispensable part of your team.

Ranked among the largest accounting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert offers specialized solutions that help advance our clients' business goals. For more than 65 years, global corporations, private businesses, government entities, nonprofits, emerging firms, start-ups and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward as their growth advisor.

Cherry Bekaert LLP is an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Baker Tilly International is the world’s 8th largest accountancy and business advisory network by combined fee income of its independent members. Baker Tilly International member firms specialize in providing accountancy and business advisory services to entrepreneurial, growing businesses and mid-market listed corporates worldwide. | cbh.com

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