Michael Vandergoot - BDO Woodbridge

Michael Vandergoot

Corporate Real Estate Advisory Manager


BDO Woodbridge Office



Executive Summary

Michael VanderGoot is a manager in BDO’s Corporate Real Estate Advisory practice with more than 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 certified professional education (CPE) presenter for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) on topics relating to lease audit and the new lease accounting standard Topic 842 Leases. He recently served as Secretary for the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and was honored for his 20 years of volunteer service.

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

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Monmouth University