WeiserMazars Expands Cost Segregation Practice, Announces Director

New York, NY – The accounting, tax and advisory services firm WeiserMazars LLP has announced that Joseph Strickland, Jr. has joined its New York City office as Director and will lead their Cost Segregation Practice. 

Strickland brings more than thirty years of experience in architectural design, construction management, investment tax credit, and cost segregation studies.  A registered architect, his unique qualifications will expand the firm’s cost segregation and related real estate consulting capabilities across the firm in support of the Tax, Real Estate and Consulting groups.

WeiserMazars’ Cost Segregation practice offers clients across all business sectors expert insight, analysis and guidance to effectively manage all aspects of taxes that impact new, existing and planned real estate holdings to create positive financial results.

Prior to joining WeiserMazars, Strickland was Director at Geller & Company.  Over his professional career, he has led a number of cost segregation practices at national and international firms such as Arthur D. Little Valuation, Deloitte, and Arthur Andersen. Strickland served as a designer, project manager and owner’s representative on a wide variety of regional and national projects in the public and private sectors.  He was an expert witness on a complex replacement cost estimate case and advised participants in numerous high profile real estate acquisitions and construction projects throughout the United States.

“We are committed to expanding our capacity in this important service area,” said Doug Phillips, Managing Partner of WeiserMazars. “Joe and his experienced team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will further enhance our offering across all industries.”

“I am delighted to join the team at WeiserMazars,” commented Strickland.  “They have a wide variety of clients who will surely benefit from the additional capabilities and insights my group brings to the firm. I look forward to helping clients optimize the value derived from their current and future real estate and business holdings.”

Strickland is a registered architect in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Carnegie-Mellon University, a Master of Education and a BA in Sociology from Lehigh University.  He was a reviewer of the IRS “Audit Techniques Guide for Cost Segregation” as well as multiple industry specific depreciation guidelines including: restaurant, pharmaceutical and biotech.

He is an instructor of the course “Cost Estimating for Cost Segregation” for RS Means and was an Editor/Reviewer of Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis.  He resides in Connecticut with his family.