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Mark Chertok

Mark Chertok

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 646 632 3835
  • F: +1 646 632 3893
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    • 750 Third Avenue
    • 27th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10017
    • United States
    • T: +1 646 632 3800
    • F: +1 646 632 3893

Mark Chertok is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Solutions industry practice and directs the Accounting and Financial Advisory practice, which provides recurring accounting and financial reporting services to mortgage and equity REITs, real estate private equity and real estate debt funds and other investment vehicles. Mr. Chertok has more than 35 years of experience within the domestic and international real estate and financial services industries and is widely regarded for his expertise in outsourcing, crisis management, investigations and forensic analysis, real estate finance, IPOs, M&A and due diligence.

Mr. Chertok is a well-known expert in the real estate industry and has extensive experience working out complex defaulted real estate loans. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for a small public company controlled by a private equity firm and also liquidated a small fund of funds.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Chertok worked as an independent financial consultant with such companies as Petra Capital, Ruben Companies, Ladder Capital Finance (interim CFO) and MUUS Asset Management (CFO). Before that, he served as the executive vice president and CFO for the El-Ad Group in New York, a fully integrated real estate company that acquires, redevelops, converts, develops and owns primarily residential properties for sale or rent in urban, high-density markets in the United States and Canada.

Before El-Ad, Mr. Chertok was the CFO of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., a mortgage real estate investment trust, and NorthStar Capital Investment Corp. where he led its successful IPO in 2004. Prior to NorthStar, he was the CFO and a Principal of Emmes & Company LLC, an opportunistic real estate investment company. Before Emmes, Mr. Chertok was a Partner at two public accounting firms, Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP and Laventhol & Horwath, and was involved in all aspects of client service including accounting, tax and management advisory services, with a focus on providing services to the real estate industry.

Mr. Chertok holds a B.S. in Accounting from New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

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