Karen Koch, CPA, MT

Karen J. Koch, CPA, MT is a recognized expert in the tax treatment of fixed assets for commercial real estate, and in securing tax incentives for energy efficient real estate. She has excelled in both public accounting and the private industry for more than 25 years. As a CPA with a Master's in Taxation, Karen has an in-depth understanding of the engineering process which enables her to develop unique planning strategies for a nationwide roster of clients. She is particularly qualified to assist both internal and external accounting teams in delivering solutions throughout the real estate life cycle. Karen is renowned for helping clients integrate their fixed asset analysis and enhanced Cost Segregation Studies seamlessly with tax incentives for energy efficient building improvements. The result: Immediate and recurring tax savings and cash flow improvement. As an advisor for various global manufacturers of energy efficient lighting, Karen works directly with system and solution teams to assist their customers and their CPAs in securing valuable tax incentives. An expert in helping CPA firms build revenue streams for their commercial real estate clients, she provides firms with continuing education guidance to increase their collective expertise. Earlier at Crowe (formerly Crowe Horwath) Karen specialized in tax compliance and consulting for middle market companies and high net worth individuals and was an integral part of the firm's cost segregation practice. Karen has lectured extensively on cost segregation and related tax-planning strategies for many industry groups and associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), CREW Network, and numerous state CPA societies. She continues to provide regular in-house training to accounting firms throughout the United States. She has been published or interviewed in a wide variety of regional and national platforms, most recently AICPA Tax Advisor and Kentucky CPA Journal. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS •American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) •Past Member AICPA Energy Tax Policy Task Force •Women in Commercial Real Estate (WCRE), formerly CREW •Board of Directors WCRE Louisville, •Chapter Delegate, and past member CREW Finance Committee •Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KYCPA) •Kentucky Society of CPA – Real Estate Committee PROFESSIONAL HONORS •2009 CPA Magazine's Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession •Women In Leadership – Crowe Chizek •Top 20 to Know in Commercial Real Estate by Louisville Business First EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP •BS in Accounting from the University of Virginia at Wise •Master of Taxation from Old Dominion University. •BeFriender Ministry Leader •Past Council Member Christ Lutheran Church