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Robert S. Gilman

CPA, CGMA
Partner

Robert Gilman, CPA, CGMA, is an accounting and audit partner at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP and Co-Leader of the Firm's Real Estate Group. He has extensive experience serving real estate owners, developers and operators in the commercial and residential spaces and advising them on day-to-day operations, tax saving opportunities, and transactional support that includes due diligence on the acquisition and disposition of real estate. His experience also extends to tax structuring on deals, securing financing, reviewing and analyzing operating agreements and assisting with client investor relations for both domestic and international investors. Rob also advises clients with financial and estate planning, budgeting, tax planning, and cash flow strategies.  Many of his clients’ projects are built from the ground up and require intensive reviews of construction and ancillary costs. He consults on compliance, accounting and tax issues that impact the real estate industry.

Rob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). He is involved with a number of Real Estate industry organizations and is actively involved with and was recently honored by the Long Island Chapter of the March of Dimes.

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Cost Segregation
  • Real Estate

News

  • Defer tax with a Section 1031 exchange, but new limits apply this yearJuly 12, 2018

    Normally when appreciated business assets such as real estate are sold, tax is owed on the appreciation. But there’s a way to defer this tax: a Section 1031 “like kind” exchange. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduces the types of property eligible for this favorable tax treatment.

  • New Jersey grapples with new tax lawJuly 12, 2018

    Anchin's Real Estate Group Co-Leader Robert Gilman is among those experts who expect an exodus from the Garden State because of the reforms.

  • Pre-April 17 Tax Pointers: The Quirks And QuestionsApril 12, 2018

    Robert S. Gilman and Jeffrey Bowden were on a CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) New York panel of tax experts explaining why the tax reform will not enable filing taxes on a postcard.

  • New Tax Law May Encourage Home RentalsMarch 25, 2018

    Robert Gilman, Co-Leader of Anchin's Real Estate Group, discusses the extent of the allowable mortgage interest deduction for a rental property.

  • 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. 

  • Amazon short list favors East Coast metrosJanuary 22, 2018

    Robert Gilman and Marc Wieder, Co-Leaders of Anchin's Real Estate Group, remark upon Amazon’s widely anticipated short list of cities that made the cut for the next stage of its headquarters race.

  • Major finance firms are now targeting Brooklyn, says Industry City leasing directorOctober 19, 2017

    In a panel moderated by Anchin's Robert Gilman, real estate industry leaders spoke about Brooklyn's emergence as a new office market, and how the key to the borough's future will be attracting more traditional companies.

  • Maximizing Your Inheritance ValueAugust 21, 2017

    Robert Gilman, Co-Practice Leader of Anchin's Real Estate Group, explains how to determine the best assets to transfer, the potential tax liability and the possibilities for discounts greater than what you might have otherwise expected to pay.

  • 1031 'Like-Kind' Exchanges Are Under Fire AgainJune 29, 2017

    Co-Leader of Anchin's Real Estate Industry Group, Robert Gilman, provides clear context as to why 1031 exchanges are valuable to real estate investors.

  • Tax Developments Could Place Chill on Real Estate Deal FlowJune 19, 2017

    Robert Gilman, Co-Practice Leader of Anchin's Real Estate Group, discusses the proposed changes to how carrried interest is taxed.

  • Key aspects of 421a remain foggyApril 12, 2017

    Co-Leader of Anchin's Real Estate Industry Group, Robert Gilman, comments on the newly revived 421a developer tax exemption, now called “Affordable New York”

  • Anchin Construction & Development ForumFebruary 9, 2017

    The third annual Anchin Construction & Development Forum was held on February 9, 2017 at the TKP New York Conference Center. Hundreds of incredible, high-level professionals whose work greatly impacts the real estate, construction, architecture and engineering landscapes of the greater New York City area, came together to discuss trends, forecasts, ideas, innovations and other relevant topics.

  • Five Technology Innovations SharedFebruary 9, 2017

    At the 2017 Anchin Construction & Development Forum, Mark Boekenheide of Hudson Yards, Jonathan Drescher of The Durst Organization, James Hannah of Bright Power, AJ Pires of Alloy, Peter Rosenthal of Savanna and Mitchel Simpler of Jaros, Baum & Bolles discussed the exciting and often risky topic of innovation as it relates to construction, design and development in and around NYC.

  • Rising transaction complexity drives need for solid operating agreementsDecember 14, 2015

    As the number of partners in commercial real estate transactions rises, having properly structured operating agreements is becoming increasingly important.

  • After a Sweet Sale of Your Stake in a Real Estate Project, Beware a Big Tax TrapNovember 11, 2015

    Selling one's stake in a building might come with a hidden tax. 

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Videos

  • Things Real Estate Families Need to ConsiderJune 6, 2017

    Anchin Partner and Real Estate Group Co-Practice Leader Robert Gilman discusses important considerations for families that have real estate businesses, including strategies for the transferring of assets and planning with family dynamics in mind.

  • Top 4 Misconceptions about Condo InvestmentsApril 20, 2017

    Anchin Partner and real estate practice co-leader Robert Gilman discusses capital gains versus ordinary tax rates, differences between the way condos and rental properties are…

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