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PwC US Expands Real Estate Tax Practice in Rockies Market

Appoints Robert Lund to lead new team of experienced real estate tax professionals

DENVER, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today that it has grown its existing real estate practice in the Rockies market with the addition of industry veteran Robert Lund and a team of experienced tax professionals. The addition of this group to the Rockies will allow PwC to expand the suite of services it offers to its clients with a special emphasis on real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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Robert Lund joins PwC's Denver office as a tax managing director and will lead the Rockies real estate tax team. In addition, Kathleen Machamer and Jill Kaplan join as tax directors and Beth Kroupa joins as a tax manager, also based in Denver. The team brings deep technical experience that complements PwC's existing real estate practice.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to providing a depth and breadth of services to our clients, we are excited to invest in and expand our real estate practice, now comprised of a strong team with tax, assurance and consulting capabilities," said Katrina Salem, PwC's Managing Partner for the Rockies market. "Our growing team of talented professionals has both the technical capabilities and industry knowledge needed to enhance the value we deliver to our existing clients and the market."

Lund comes to PwC with more than 20 years of real estate industry experience. He brings with him a combined knowledge of the industry and deep knowledge in the area of REITs.  Lund holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Machamer joins PwC as a tax director with more than 10 years of combined public accounting and real estate industry experience. She brings technical insights on corporate real estate tax, specifically in tax positions related to the structuring of real estate and enterprise level transactions. Machamer received her bachelor's degree in business and administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master's degree in taxation from the University of Denver.

Kaplan joins PwC as a tax director, bringing nearly 10 years of experience in the field. Kaplan is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Fairfield University.

Kroupa joins PwC as a tax manager and is a seasoned real estate tax professional with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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