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Mark Chertok

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +1 646 632 3835
  • F: +1 646 632 3893
    • 750 Third Avenue
    • 27th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10017
    • United States
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    • F: +1 646 632 3893

Mark Chertok is a Senior Managing Director in the FTI Real Estate Solutions practice and is based in New York where he directs the Financial Outsourcing group.

Mr. Chertok is a well-known expert in the real estate industry. Mr. Chertok has over 20 years of experience in forensic accounting and real estate partnership dispute issues. Most recently, Mr. Chertok led a forensic investigation for a large investment bank related to cash distributions from a series of real estate funds and the related foreign tax payments made by those funds.  The investigation also included an assessment of the bank’s underlying internal controls over these processes. He has over 30 years of experience within the domestic and international real estate and financial services industries and is widely regarded for his expertise in outsourcing, crisis management, investigations, and forensic analysis, real estate finance, IPOs, M&A and due diligence. Mr. Chertok also has extensive experience working-out complex defaulted real estate loans.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Chertok worked as an independent financial consultant with such companies as Petra Capital, Ruben Companies, Ladder Capital Finance and MUUS Asset Management. Prior to this he served as the executive vice president and CFO for the El-Ad Group in New York, a fully-integrated real estate company that acquires, redevelops, converts, develops, and owns primarily residential properties for sale or rent in urban, high-density markets in the United States and Canada.  Prior to El-Ad, Mr. Chertok was Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., a mortgage real estate investment trust and NorthStar Capital Investment Corp. where he led its successful IPO in 2004. Prior to Northstar, he was the chief financial officer and a principal of Emmes & Company LLC, an opportunistic real estate investment company.  Previous to Emmes Mr. Chertok was a partner at two public accounting firms, Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP and Laventhol & Horwath and was involved in all aspects of client service including accounting, tax and management advisory services, with a specialization in providing services to the real estate industry.

Mr. Chertok holds a B.S. in accounting from New York University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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