WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that it has expanded the firm’s Real Estate & Infrastructure practice within its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment with the addition of Greg Gotthardt as a Senior Managing Director. Mr. Gotthardt will be based in Los Angeles.
Mr. Gotthardt has more than 30 years of experience advising corporations, real estate operating companies, real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), developers, financial institutions and government entities in transactions involving billions of dollars of real estate and real estate loan portfolios. He joins FTI Consulting from Alvarez & Marsal, where he led its West Coast Real Estate Advisory practice.
Mr. Gotthardt advises clients on asset and transactions strategies, acquisitions and dispositions, investment due diligence, development planning, workouts and restructurings, underwriting and valuation. He also has performed and overseen numerous public-private partnership initiatives and transactions for public-sector clients and has advised on development and ground lease transactions. His experience spans multiple property types, including office, industrial, retail, multifamily and land.
“Greg brings a well-rounded, broad background in real estate consulting that will greatly benefit our clients both on the West Coast and nationally,” said Ronald Greenspan, Co-Leader of the Real Estate & Infrastructure practice at FTI Consulting. “Our clients rely upon our advice to help navigate complex transactions in today’s marketplace. Greg has more than 20 years of experience serving as a transaction advisor to private and public-sector clients and advising on public-private partnerships. Public entities are trying to do more with less and are looking to tap into the value of their real estate to help alleviate fiscal constraints. We look forward to working with Greg to assist clients in these areas.”
Before joining Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Gotthardt was a partner in Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Advisory Services practice, where he led the firm’s real estate transaction advisory and capital markets activities on the West Coast. He serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate, is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (“MAI”). He is also a California licensed real estate broker.
Commenting on how Mr. Gotthardt’s appointment also expands the firm’s industry expertise, Carlyn Taylor, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment at FTI Consulting, said, “The industry and functional expertise our professionals bring to bear on matters that count allows us to partner with clients and help them address opportunities and challenges in a hands-on manner, which is a key reason clients consistently tell us they work with FTI Consulting. We have a deep bench of talent across industries, and Greg’s experience builds upon those capabilities for our real estate clients.”
FTI Consulting’s Real Estate & Infrastructure professionals have the industry expertise and experience to help real estate owners, users, investors and lenders better navigate the market’s complexities and manage its inherent risks. As unbiased and independent advisors, FTI Consulting represents leading public and private real estate entities and stakeholders, including REITs, financial institutions, investment banks, opportunity funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, pension advisors and owners/developers, offering real estate consulting services that help align strategy with business goals.
About FTI Consulting FTI Consulting, Inc. 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 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.