Howard Barash

Howard Barash is a finance executive with over 30 years of success in driving revenue, profitability, and asset performance in the real estate industry. His expertise has benefitted domestic and international companies ranging from a start-up real estate investment trust to a mature asset management company, with portfolios in the single and multi-family housing spaces. Through leadership roles as a Chief Financial Officer, as well as as a trusted external consultant, he has leveraged his wealth of talents to maximize growth, capital, investor returns, regulatory compliance, and operational efficiency.

Prior to joining PRC, Howard was employed as the Chief Accountng Officer for The MMS Group, one of the largest 3rd Party managers of affordable housing in the United States. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at RPM Development Group, an affordable housing asset management company. Leading organizations comprised of 150 people, he infused strategic vision, structure, controls, and governance across the finance and accounting functions and scaled the operating model to take the company from a ”mom and pop” to a small/mid-sized company. Over five years, he increased profitability, sustained the financial health of properties, secured necessary financing, and overcame unprecedented COVID-related challenges.

Mr. Barash also was a Partner at CohnReznick LLP in its Advisory Group in 2014, tapped to establish and grow a real estate advisory practice. He spent the next four years concurrently building a thriving practice that became a recognized leader in real estate advisory services while advising some of the largest companies in the investment space. He also evolved into a acclaimed industry expert in accounting and institutional investor reporting, speaking at conferences and authoring publications.

Mr. Barash holds an MBA in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.