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Michael Hetchkop

Michael Hetchkop, Principal of Cresa Washington DC's Lease Forensics & Enforcement division, joined Cresa in February 2009.

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He is a tenant financial advisor who brings over 30 years of impressive, innovative ideas and unmatched expertise to tenants advised by Cresa. Mr. Hetchkop has pioneered the analytical method known as the Operating Expense Passthrough Review in the Washington, DC area. Since joining Cresa, his team’s Operating Expense Passthrough Reviews have saved over $30 million for Cresa clients. He has also qualified as an expert witness in cases involving passthrough expenses. As a tenant financial advisor, Michael runs financial analyses to compare different leasing and/or equity scenarios for Cresa clients. Cresa has multiple financial modeling options which Michael utilizes depending on the needs of the tenant. His understanding of passthroughs and the commercial real estate market enables him to provide his tenants with the most accurate financial models possible. Professional Experience Prior to advising tenants, Michael was an accountant for an area landlord and developer. This experience gave him the knowledge to uncover mistakes and errors in billings to tenants. His excellent understanding of how to effectively negotiate the best compensation structure for the tenant make him an expert on operating expense and real estate tax passthroughs. Michael has lectured at many local and national conferences including the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, the Finance and Accounting Roundtable, Top 20 Accounting firms, and NAIOP. Michael has also been a guest lecturer at the Masters of Real Estate program at Georgetown University. Acknowledgements • Certified Public Accountant • Expert Witness