Jeffrey N. Strauss is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Solutions industry practice, directing the firm’s lease consulting services and specializing in providing clients with expert lease knowledge for various business situations. Mr. Strauss has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and accounting with the last 15 years focusing on real estate and lease analysis.
Mr. Strauss has audited, analyzed and managed the audits of thousands of leases with significant recoveries and has participated in the resulting settlement negotiations for most of these audits. He has played a significant role in designing and developing the resources and analytical techniques utilized by the team in their lease consulting engagements. He has provided litigation support regarding the interpretation of leases and has been part of a team of individuals who provide due diligence services to the real estate community.
In addition, Mr. Strauss has worked on numerous engagements for Fortune 500 companies regarding lease analysis and interpretation of lease language. Mr. Strauss’ client list includes Toys R Us, Babies R Us, The Gap, Liz Claiborne, Home Depot, Office Depot, Barnes & Noble, Petco and The Family Dollar Store.Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Strauss was the VP of Operations with Three M’s Corp which owned and operated a number of restaurants and hotels.
Prior to that, Mr. Strauss was a senior associate with Alfred Sperber & Co., which is currently part of MR Weiser & Co., where he began his career.Mr. Strauss has authored numerous articles regarding leases which have appeared in Real Estate New Jersey, American City & County and Commercial Investment Real Estate. Topics of his articles have included “Formulating Lease Audits”, “Saving money - why municipalities should explore lease auditing” and “Lease Audits Can Help Landlords Recapture Expenses.
Mr. Strauss holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the State University of New York of New Palt. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey, as well as a Certified Financial Planner. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New Jersey State Society of CPAs and the Financial Planning Association.