Jeffrey N. Strauss
- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 973 852 8135
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- B.A., Business Administration, State University of New York New Paltz
- Certified Financial Planner
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New York
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New Jersey
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- The Financial Planning Association (FPA)
- New Jersey Society of CPAs
- Expert Testimony
- Financial Due Diligence
- Real Estate
Jeffrey N. Strauss is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Roseland, NJ. Mr. Strauss is a member of the Real Estate Solutions practice. Mr. Strauss directs the firm’s lease consulting services and specializes in providing clients with expert lease knowledge for various business situations. Specific services include lease audits for tenants and landlords, acquisition due diligence, lease abstracting and REIT lease compliance projects, preparation of operating expense reconciliations and litigation support for lease audit disputes.
Mr. Strauss has over 25 years of experience in financial services and accounting with the last fifteen years focusing on real estate and lease analysis. He 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.
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, he 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. 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 Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey State Societies of CPA’s and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).