Kenneth O’Brien | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Kenneth O’Brien

Kenneth O’Brien

  • Managing Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 973 852 8144
  • F: +1 973 364 8464
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    • 56 Livingston Avenue
    • Suite 400
    • Roseland, NJ, 07068
    • United States
    • T: +1 973 852 8100
    • F: +1 973 364 8464

Kenneth O’Brien is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Solutions industry practice and manages the Accounting and Financial Advisory group, a group that acts as the outsourced accounting department and financial reporting advisor for both public and privately held real estate and real estate finance companies. He also oversees fund administration services to real estate opportunity funds. Mr. O’Brien has significant experience in the application of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and regulations and generally accepted accounting principles, including the investment company guide. In addition, he is well versed in income tax basis financial reporting. Mr. O’Brien has over 20 years of industry experience.

Mr. O’Brien has managed financial statement conversion projects for private companies going through the Initial Public Offering (IPO) process, has developed and managed the implementation of accounting and financial reporting systems for publicly traded mortgage real estate investment trusts, real estate equity trusts and real estate investment funds. He oversees the ongoing financial reporting for several publicly traded MREITs and private debt funds. He has extensive experience overseeing the preparation of quarterly and annual public filings for both mortgage and equity real estate investment trusts, advising clients on the accounting treatment for complex transactions, including consolidation of special-purpose entities/variable interest entities, loan securitizations, construction accounting, accounting for debt and equity investments and derivatives and partnership waterfall / promote calculations. In addition, he has provided advice to public companies on financial statement restatements. He also acts as the outsourced Chief Accounting Officer and Controller for several clients.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. O’Brien worked at O’Reilly, Baime, Walch, Backer & Company, LLC, a certified public accounting firm that merged into The Schonbraun McCann Group, a dedicated real estate advisory firm that was acquired by FTI Consulting. He most recently served as Principal and his responsibilities included overseeing attest and non-attest services, including buy side property due diligence, cash flow modeling and federal and state business tax compliance and advisory services to clients in many industries.

Mr. O’Brien holds a B.S. and an M.S. in accounting from Rutgers University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey. Mr. O’Brien is a member of both the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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