- Our Team
Whether they originate from commercial property or income-generating rental homes, there are many complex business and tax issues to be resolved around real estate transactions. To help you navigate these, our experienced professionals can provide you with the analysis and guidance you need.
We work with a variety of real estate developers, property management companies and commercial construction contractors, and our experience covers rental housing, commercial retail and office space, residential properties and HUD-assisted properties. Regardless of size or complexity, we can help you obtain the best result.
Our Accounting for Real Estate Companies Includes:
To help you navigate these, our experienced professionals can provide you with the analysis and guidance you need.
Bill has more than 30 years of accounting and consulting experience. He specializes in several areas, including construction accounting, manufacturing accounting, and sales and use tax consulting.
Louis joined Hobe & Lucas in 1998. Through personalized service, he helps clients achieve their strategic, financial, and personal goals by first building effective relationships with clients through trust and dependability. He provides tax, audit, CFO for hire and consulting services to a variety of closely held businesses in the healthcare, construction and professional services industries.
In 2019 Louis became Managing Partner at Hobe & Lucas. As a trusted advisor and shareholder, he leads with integrity, compassion, respect, and togetherness. Over the years, Louis has learned that success looks different for everyone, and the importance of building meaningful relationships with those around him. He takes immense pride in the family culture he has helped to build and strengthen at Hobe & Lucas, and that sense of family can be felt when interacting with colleagues and the clients he serves. Those moments of authentic connection drive him in his career at Hobe & Lucas.
Outside of work, Louis loves spending time with his wife and four children, as well as his extended family. In true Italian form, family gatherings bring everyone together and always involve a lot of food! He also enjoys volunteering in the community, discovering new restaurants, catching a performance at Playhouse Square, chasing around his 2 dogs, and singing wrong song lyrics – just to bug his kids.
Lawrence began his career as a utilities analyst more than 25 years ago, transitioning to public accounting in 1992. Lawrence lives by the philosophy that accountants are storytellers—accountants tell the story of where an individual, family or business has been. However, as trusted advisers, they are also uniquely positioned to tell the story of where that individual, family or business will go.
Lawrence works with professional service companies, trade associations, construction companies, retail stores, manufacturers, real estate companies, restaurant/caterers and individuals to assist with accounting and tax compliance and planning issues, and to provide proactive advice on a consulting basis. Additionally, Lawrence is able to assist clients with valuation issues such as: buy/sell agreements, merges and acquisitions, and exit planning to name just a few Over the years, he has written policy and procedures manuals, developed databases and modeling spreadsheets, and assisted clients with life and business transitions. Lawrence was a sole proprietor for five years, which gives him a unique perspective of the issues facing today’s business owners.
Since 1996, Brian has been serving a diverse mix of clients in several areas, such as manufacturers, construction companies and professional groups. Services include employee benefits, including ERISA Audits and retirement plan design and tax, attest and accounting services.
Maha joined Hobe & Lucas in 2000. She provides professional services in the areas of accounting, financial statements, attest services, payroll compliance, and tax return preparation to a variety of closely held businesses. Her clients include health care professionals, legal firms, funeral homes, and retail operations.
Thad has been working with an extensive range of clients since 1998, providing tax, attest and accounting services.
Tom has been engaged in the practice of public accounting since 1980. He joined Hobe & Lucas in January 2019 when they acquired his firm, Flask, Kusak & Company. Tom provides accounting, tax preparation and planning services to business and individual taxpayers in a wide variety of industries.