Craig Stern Managing Director

Craig Stern

Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate and investment industries, with a focus on transaction services. He has worked on over 100 mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, inbound investments and spinoffs, with deals ranging from $1 million to $6 billion.

Prior to joining Mazars, Craig was Executive Vice President at Vornado Realty Trust, one of the country’s largest REITs, where he was responsible for tax structuring and compliance. He performed similar services at several Big 4 accounting firms.

Craig received a BA in Economics from the City University of New York – Queens College and holds a JD from New York Law School.

Industry Expertise

Real Estate Developers
Real Estate Management

Trade Shows
Cold Storage

Service Specialties

Tax Planning & Analysis
REIT Formation, Tax Structuring & Compliance
UPREIT Formation
Joint Venture Tax Planning
Inbound Investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds
Tracking Stock

Section 467 Leases
Like Kind Exchanges
Carried Interests
Taxable REIT Subsidiaries
Mergers & Acquisitions

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Public Accountant – New York State (CPA)


National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
NAREIT Government Relations Subcommittee

New York State Society of CPAs