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I’m a not-so-secret Dave Matthews band fanatic. I’ve probably seen them 20 times, and my favorite songs are Grey Street and Louisiana Bayou.
Tim Frens
Partner, CPA


As a leader in the firm’s housing and community development solutions group, I provide tax, audit, and consulting services to privately held real estate development, investment, and construction companies. I specialize in financial projections, deal structuring, and tax incentives, such as historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, opportunity zones, and other state and federal tax credits.

While I’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge in this area to share with clients, I also hope they appreciate that I’m going to approach all discussions from a positive view point. I’m extremely proud of the role I’ve played in building our housing and community development solutions group into a practice area that has helped our clients secure more than $1 billion in tax credits.

With more than 20 years of experience, I’m a frequent speaker on the topic of tax credits, and I’ve published numerous articles on these types of incentives. I’m on the board of Landmarks Illinois: People Saving Historic Places and the board of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, a mission-based developer and CDE on Chicago’s south side. I have a B.S. in accounting from Calvin University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my children. I also like golfing, biking, and being outdoors.