He oversees teams that perform Financing and Debt Advisory, Hospitality Advisory Services, Property Asset Management and Optimization, and Real Estate Valuation as well as the Investment Advisory Team. Ross has a distinct competency to complete large multi-property, multi national & global valuation engagements. Ross has also had several engagements for financing and litigation support purposes.
Ross has also completed many engagements for financial reporting and tax purposes including valuations for ASC 805/350 purchase accounting, Lease Accounting, IRS Section 338 (h) (10) elections, IRS Section I.897-1(b) foreign ownership of real property, IRS Section 861 transfer pricing, FAS 150 and FIN 46 and other tax and financial accounting purposes.
Ross has been a valuation consultant since 1988. His most recent work experience prior to Duff & Phelps (rebranded as Kroll) is the Managing Director in-charge of the Real Estate Valuation and Consulting Practice at Standard & Poor’s. Before he worked at S&P, Ross was a Midwest partner in the real estate valuation and consulting practice for Arthur Andersen LLP.
Ross received his M.B.A. in finance from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and his B.S. in real estate and urban planning from the University of Illinois at Champagne/Urbana. He is a certified general real estate appraiser in Illinois & California, a member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI designation #10614), the Counselors of Real Estate, and the FRICS member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Ross is also an active participant of the Valuation Committee at the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). Ross has also spoken several times on hot accounting topics at the NAREIT Law & Accounting Conference Accounting Committee and the Investment Program Association.