BDO Consulting Expands Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services

October 2015

Sally Slater
Bliss Integrated Communication
(212) 584-5475
Sally@blissintegrated.com

New York – October 1, 2015 — BDO Consulting, a division of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the appointment of Tom Stringer as National Site Selection & Business Incentives Practice Leader, joining the Corporate Real Estate Advisory Practice led by Michael Pappas. Mr. Stringer has more than 15 years of experience providing corporate site selection and business incentive services to a range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and global organizations. A trusted advisor to C-Suite and corporate real estate executives, he works with clients to identify and negotiate favorable incentive packages with local and state municipalities.
 
“Building upon BDO’s industry leading suite of corporate real estate services, Tom’s impressive track record in providing business expansion services is a natural fit for our longstanding offerings," said Carl W. Pergola, Executive Director of BDO Consulting. “BDO is now in a truly unique position in the market to offer our clients a greater breadth of services, from the early planning stage through the lifecycle of the real estate asset.”  Mr. Stringer will also work with BDO’s Credit and Incentive specialists to help bring added value to clients. 
 
"Tom brings extensive experience leading negotiations with national and local governments on behalf of prominent corporate tenants and a depth of knowledge in business incentives programs," said Michael Pappas. "With BDO having provided a wide range of corporate real estate services to the market for more than 20 years, Tom further enhances our ability to bring clients clarity on a lengthy and complex process, as well as offer independent and objective guidance that enables them to maximize the value of their corporate real estate assets."
 
“I am thrilled to be part of a global accounting and consulting organization with deep roots in advising the corporate real estate community,” said Mr. Stringer. "BDO's resources and commitment to client service create an ideal platform to assist corporate tenants in recognizing potentially significant financial opportunity through state and local credits and business incentives."
“BDO’s national credit and incentive group is looking forward to working with Tom to serve our clients,” said Rocky Cummings, National Leader of State and Local Taxes.

Mr. Stringer has helped secure over $2 billion in discretionary business incentives for clients over the length of his career, having significant experience in the analysis and negotiation phases of site selection, and a depth of knowledge in back-office compliance. Mr. Stringer is often consulted by government economic development and elected officials as well as media outlets. Prior to joining BDO, he served in leadership roles at national investment banking and accounting firms. Mr. Stringer is also a licensed attorney and corporate real estate broker in New York. He earned his Juris Doctor from St. John's University and Bachelor of Science in Economics from Villanova University.
 
About BDO Consulting
BDO Consulting, a division of BDO USA, LLP, provides clients with Financial Advisory, Business Advisory and Technology Services in the U.S. and around the world, leveraging BDO’s global network of nearly 60,000 professionals. Having a depth of industry expertise, we provide rapid, strategic guidance in the most challenging of environments to achieve exceptional client service. For more information, please visit www.bdo.com.

About BDO
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 63 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,328 offices in 152 countries.
 
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