Brian Kenet

Senior Business Advisor

Brian Kenet, MBA, is a senior business advisor at Anchin who advises architecture, engineering, environmental, and construction (A/E/C) firms on growth, transition, and exit strategies.

Brian came to Anchin after 15 years as a consulting principal at a boutique financial advisory firm, where he advised many dozens of prominent A/E/C clients to complete successful M&A transactions – both on the ‘sell’ and ‘buy’ side, along with advising them on the entire spectrum of topics related to growth and transition, valuation, succession and leadership development, operations benchmarking and performance improvement.

Throughout his career, Brian has excelled at assisting clients on strategic acquisitions, helping these firms spark organic growth, while bringing in new, entrepreneurial leadership talent into the firm. His experience working on successful talent retention strategies and helping firms plan for the next generation is second to none.

Brian taught popular Professional Practice courses as a faculty member at Harvard Graduate School of Design for ten years, and more recently at Yale School of Architecture and Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He continues to return to Harvard and Yale annually as a guest lecturer. Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College and his MBA from Pace University.

  • Growth, transition and exit strategies
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Construction


  • What A/E/C Firms Need to Remember About the CARES ActAugust 31, 2020

    At this point, so much has happened this year that the CARES Act may seem like old news, yet its tax provisions remain in effect and, in some cases, beyond 2020 (unless subsequent legislation changes them). Careful planning may allow architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) firms to fully benefit from the wide and varying tax relief offered.

  • An Overlooked Tax Benefit for Construction Firms: Business Interest Limitation ChangesMay 13, 2020

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was generally a taxpayer-friendly legislation for the business community. However, there were several provisions in that Act that were implemented as revenue raisers to partially offset the cost of those tax breaks. One of those revenue raising provisions was the business interest expense limitation. This limitation can potentially impact construction companies of all entity types. The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act modified and increased the existing 30% business interest limitation to 50% for the years beginning with 2019 and 2020.  For partnerships, this will not apply to years beginning with 2019, but only for 2020.

  • Anchin Construction & Development Forum 2018February 15, 2018

    The fourth annual Anchin Construction & Development Forum was held on February 15, 2018 at The New York Academy of Sciences. 

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