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Plante Moran forms Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors to serve organizations with significant investments in real estate

SOUTHFIELD, MICH., Oct. 2, 2013 – Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and consulting firms, today announced the formation of Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors, an affiliated entity designed to help private and institutional organizations optimize their returns on their  real estate investments.

Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors (PMREIA) will complement Plante Moran’s wealth management and family office practices while drawing on the knowledge and experience of the firm’s tax, industry groups, and real estate professionals. It will bring unbiased advocacy, broad resources and a disciplined process to help clients with significant investments in tangible real estate.

According to Plante Moran Managing Partner Gordon Krater, “Anticipating what our clients need, and developing the capability to meet those needs, has been a key part of our success. Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors joins Plante Moran Financial Advisors, P&M Corporate Finance, Plante Moran Trust, Plante Moran Corporate Real Estate Service Advisors and others as examples of services we have created based upon our client’s needs.”

Marty West, who recently joined the firm, will serve as president of PMREIA. West has extensive experience in the investment real estate community and comes to Plante Moran REIA from Alex Brown Realty, a private equity real estate firm in Baltimore. Previously, he spent more than two decades in the southeastern Michigan investment real estate industry, including more than 10 years as the Founder and President of Milestone Realty Services, a real estate asset management firm based in Royal Oak, Mich. West holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan.

“This is an exciting new chapter in the growth of Plante Moran and represents a significant opportunity for leveraging our capabilities to serve new clients in new ways, and to support further integration with the other practice areas within Plante Moran,” West said.

About Plante Moran
Plante Moran is among the nation's largest certified public accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country's best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.

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