Meet Ira Weinstein, the Managing Principal for the Real Estate Industry at CohnReznick in Baltimore, MD. In this pivotal role, Ira provides strategic leadership in overseeing the firm’s advisory, assurance, and tax services tailored to the real estate sector. His mission is to develop and execute strategies that expand the firm’s capacity and capabilities, benefiting clients, the CohnReznick team, and the communities they serve.
Under Ira’s guidance, the real estate practice encompasses a wide spectrum, including community development, commercial real estate, and construction. CohnReznick collaborates with diverse stakeholders in the real estate industry, ranging from developers and institutional investors to private equity firms, lenders, asset management companies, REITs, and construction firms. Their services encompass project finance, consulting, audit, tax regulatory compliance, and process optimization.
Before taking on this role, Ira spent eight years managing the Baltimore office and over two decades leading a consulting practice focused on strategic advisory services to support clients’ growth and enterprise value. He brings in-depth expertise in public-private partnerships, leveraging government programs to achieve project finance goals. These programs include New Markets Tax Credit, historic tax credit, renewable energy tax credits, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Ira is a recognized authority on Opportunity Zones, a key economic development provision. He provides technical guidance, transaction advisory services, and entity formation related to this provision, and co-authored “The Guide to Making Opportunity Zones Work” in 2020.
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