14B — December 23, 2016 - January 12, 2017 — Industry Leaders — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


I ndustry L eaders

RINCETON, NJ — For WithumSmith+Brown (Withum) PC ’s Rebecca Real Estate Services Group Practice Leader values efficiency/speed in & out of the office Withum’s Rebecca Machinga, CPA leads firm’s Women’s Leadership Development Initiative P ing one of Withum’s prevailing corporate-culture philosophies: work hard, play hard.

siveness and expertise. Withum’s industry special- ists serve a wide range of com- mercial, residential and in- dustrial property developers; owners/investors; managers; agents; and brokerage profes- sionals. Asset categories run the full spectrum and include office properties, industrial buildings, apartment-rental properties, condominium and townhome communities, retail centers, hospitality and mixed use and parking facilities. Withum also advises clients focusing on residential homes, golf-course communities and low-income housing. Property-related services

positions,” said Machinga, a 20+ year industry veteran who launched her career as a college intern while studying account- ing at then-Trenton State Col- lege, which was renamed The College of New Jersey. “When I started out, there weren’t any mentoring programs so I gravitated toward people whose thought process was a lot like my own and had earned achievements and milestones that I sought to emulate.” Developing young talent is truly a passion for Machinga, who notes accounting offers tremendous flexibility as long as one proves him or herself through dedication, respon-

the LED replacement market, LEDs are surely becoming a permanent part of our land- scape. •Insurance rebates LED lighting and controls provide an opportunity for better, safer security and can help decrease property risk factors; helping to reduce in- surance cost. •Federal and State rebates Many businesses qualify for both federal and state rebates for installing LED lighting and control upgrades. With payback periods averaging 14 to 18 months and private fi- nancing available for projects, now is the right time to jump on board and start your retro- fit project. Saving energy without sac- rificing style and convenience is one huge benefit that a property owner and / or ten- ant receives by installing LED lighting and control upgrades. Receiving low cost financing, lower maintenance cost and increasing your property value are all great reasons to explore your options today. Bob Kilroy is vice presi- dent at Jewel Electric Sup- ply Co. n continued from page 3B A New Years reso- lution, benefiting you and the. . . A licensed certified public accountant in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, Machinga is a Chartered Global Manage- ment Accountant (CGMA), an accreditation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She also is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certi- fied Public Accountants (NJC- PA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Executive Wom- en of New Jersey (EWNJ). n include cost-segregation strate- gies, like-kind exchange strate- gies, budgeting and forecasting, cash-flow analysis, acquisition due diligence, property valua- tions, lease analysis and review and financing assistance. On the management side, Withum works with clients in the ar- eas of ownership planning and restructuring, internal accounting procedures, assur- ance services, tax compliance, insurance consulting, litigation support and employee compen- sation and benefits.

An avid stock-car driver, Machinga is comfortable be- hind the wheel whether it is at Pennsylvania’s Pocono Race- way, leading the Real Estate Services Group in meeting clients’ business and growth objectives or spearheading Withum’s Women’s Leader- ship Development Initiative, which focuses on mentoring and recruiting talent. “The landscape of both ac- counting and commercial real estate are changing as more women ascend through the ranks to executive leadership

Machinga, CPA , Partner and Practice Leader of the firm’s Real Estate Ser- vices Group, the account- ing profession i s so much


more than specializing in fi- nancial statement audits and reviews and tax compliance on behalf of real estate enti- ties and related closely held service companies. It is about paying it forward and embrac-



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