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I love horses and spent over 10 years riding and showing horses, which included local competitions, state fairs, and the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Kelly Perlman
Partner, CPA


I provide a variety of accounting and auditing services to clients in the housing and community development, real estate, and construction industries. As the leader of the housing and community development group for Ohio, I specialize in HUD financing and low-income housing tax credits and frequently work with owners, developers, and management companies. Most of my work is on large multi-entity engagements where I advise my clients on operational efficiency and improving internal controls.

Because of my technical real estate experience, I’m a member of the firm’s professional standards team, which provides staff and clients with guidance and information on new and proposed financial statement reporting standards.

I love the variety of my work and in my clients. While I primarily work in real estate, I also enjoy working with contractors in the construction industry as well as for-profit owners, developers, and management companies. One of my greatest accomplishments is the deep relationships I’ve built with business leaders. They appreciate that I’m experienced and successful in optimizing efficiencies in testing and in meeting tight deadlines. I aim to deliver quality client service every day and have fun while doing it.

I'm often asked to speak at affordable housing conferences on various tax credit and HUD topics. I’ve authored articles about buy-sell agreements, grants to nonprofit sponsors, and the OMB Super Circular. I belong to the OSCPA, AICPA, NAIOP (the Commercial Real Estate Development Association), the Ohio Housing Council, and the Affordable Housing Association of CPAs, as well as the Young Professional Academy of Dublin City Schools. I received my B.B.A. from The Ohio State University.