Michael Vandergoot

BDO Consulting Manager


BDO Woodbridge Office



Executive Summary

Michael VanderGoot is a Manager in BDO’s Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services practice with over 25 years of real estate accounting and finance experience.

With extensive experience in lease audits, including oversight of rent and additional rent billings, dispute resolution, and vendor management, Michael has successfully helped clients of all sizes across the U.S. save in excess of $20 million over the course of his career.

Prior to joining BDO, Michael was Director of Audit at BC Compliance Group where his primary focus was representing tenants with lease auditing. His accounting and finance experience working for real estate owners and developers added an alternative perspective to tenant related issues and accounting treatment by landlords.

Michael is a CPE presenter for the New Jersey Society of CPAs on topics relating to lease audit and the new lease accounting standard Topic 842 Leases. He also currently serves as Secretary for the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants where he has been in leadership for over 15 years.

Michael has been published and has been interviewed regarding his tenant focus relating to occupancy costs.

Professional Affiliations

CPA – New Jersey Board of Accountancy
CGMA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Monmouth University