Cost Segregation Initiatives, LLC was established to provide comprehensive, professional cost segregation studies to our clients. Our team has more than 17 years of cost segregation experience and more than 35 years of tax preparation and planning experience.
Joel Grushkin, Regional Director
Mr. Grushkin is the Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). He brings forty plus years of executive experience to the CSI organization. Over the last nine years Joel has directed cost segregation studies for developers, investors and owner/ users of properties that cover the gamut of property types and vertical markets. Property types run from million dollar owner user office condominiums, to $500,000,000 in Senior Living Facilities, fast food franchise locations, hotels, high-end restaurants, manufacturing facilities, medical office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family housing, auto dealerships, and vacation villas. His background includes founding and chairing the private equity, venture capital and real estate practice groups of DHR International, the 5th largest executive search firm in the United States, eleven years with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young) as a Principal and director of the firm’s Management Consulting Practice. He was also a member of AY’s Real Estate Industry Specialty Practice Group.
Joel was also Chief Operating Officer of Edward Carpenter & Associates, a group of five consulting companies specializing in the start-up and on-going consultation to financial institutions in the areas of economic feasibility, capital formation, governance, mergers and acquisitions, business and regulatory affairs, and real estate. In addition to his executive search and consulting experience, Joel has also held positions of CEO, COO, and Vice President Corporate Development at either the holding company or operating company levels in conglomerates with holdings in real estate development, home building, financial services, mortgage banking, retail/entertainment, and automotive.
He has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University and University of California-Berkeley, Orange County Corporate Directors Forum, and the San Diego Venture Group. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of DHR International, the San Diego Venture Group, and Compliance Coach recently sold to FIS. He is currently on the Advisory Board’s of Soteria Intelligence, and Aerovu Technologies. Joel also teaches continuing education courses to CPA’s and Financial Advisors for the Advanced Tax Planning Institute/Perfect Client and Elite Resource Team.
Curt Gautreau, CPA, ASCSP Partner
Curt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. of Accounting. Curt has almost 30 years of experience helping small businesses develop tax and financial strategies. Curt is also President of J. Curt Gautreau, APC. Curt is a Licensed CPA, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants (LCPA), and a member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP).
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