EisnerAmper forms real estate private equity group

EisnerAmper LLC, an accounting and advisory firm with offices in Princeton and Iselin, announced Wednesday it has formed a Real Estate Private Equity Group.

Partner Lisa Knee will be the national leader of the new group, based at the firm’s New York City office. Todd Hankin, partner, and Maureen Blair, partner, will be assisting Knee. Hankin will lead the West Coast Real Estate Private Equity practice from the firm’s San Francisco office and Blair will lead the East Coast Real Estate Private Equity practice.

The new practice group, EisnerAmper said, will be responsible for delivering private equity real estate services to clients and will focus on growth initiatives in the sector.

“Closed-end real estate funds are quickly approaching $1 trillion AUM,” said Kenneth Weissenberg, partner-in-charge of the Real Estate Services Group.

“As such, it’s crucial that we establish an effective infrastructure to service this key PE market segment,” said Peter Cogan, co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Group.