Real Estate

The RotenbergMeril Real Estate Services Group is a leading provider of real estate services in the NJ/NY metropolitan area. We carry a vast knowledge of real estate issues, entrepreneurial philosophy, and diverse resources and services that address your real estate challenges and opportunities. We focus on quality solutions that address the full range of business issues.

Real Estate Services Group

Larry Meril and John Guttilla direct the RotenbergMeril Real Estate Services Group. Combined, they have almost 50 years of experience serving real estate and construction industry clients. Prior to joining RotenbergMeril, Larry was a Senior Audit Manager and John was a Senior Tax Advisor at the pre-eminent real estate accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company. Larry and John’s experience includes national, regional and local real estate investment, management, development, and construction industry clients.

The RotenbergMeril Real Estate Services Group is actively involved in providing accounting, audit, tax, and consulting services for a wide variety of real estate and construction clients. The firm has participated in audits of major real estate and construction companies, portfolio transaction analyses and due diligence, valuation, tax, and investment structure analyses of all types of single assets and portfolios of income-producing properties, including mixed-use developments, shopping centers, commercial office, and residential developments.

The RotenbergMeril Real Estate Services Group provides the following services:

Due Diligence

  • Property acquisitions
  • Entity acquisitions
  • Site visits

Audit and Attestation

  • Audits of financial statements, contracts, joint ventures, and operating cost statements
  • Preparation and review of prospective financial data
  • Profit participation verification
  • Loan compliance
  • Lease audits
  • Joint venture agreement analysis


  • Back office bookkeeping and accounting for real estate funds and investment management companies
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements and information
  • Administration of capital calls and distributions to investors
  • Computation of key performance indicators (i.e. IRR’s, Total Return, etc.)
  • Investor relations and information requests (i.e. Schedule K-1 reconciliations, confirmation of amount invested, etc.)


  • Selection of property management, job cost, and holding company accounting software
  • Coordination with software vendors relating to implementation
  • Review of computer network infrastructure and security

“Whether it’s preparing special purpose audits for a large real estate investment trust in order for them to reduce their real estate tax burden, or providing due diligence for a private investor acquiring a portfolio of shopping centers valued in excess of $100 million, or acting as the outsourced accounting department for a real estate development project, the Real Estate Services Group professionals of RotenbergMeril really know how to provide timely and valued service to their real estate clientele. If you’re looking for an alternative to the major firms when it comes to real estate services, you should look at RotenbergMeril.”
-Real Estate Consultant Client