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John Gerlach Accounting and Tax Preparation Services

Accounting, Auditing and Tax Preparation Services

John Gerlach & Company LLP

37 West Broad Street- Suite 800

Columbus, OH 43215


Phone: (614) 224-2164

Fax: (614) 224-1391

Real Estate Services

Whether you are an investor or a developer, owning real estate requires careful planning to be successful. Our experience with the real estate industry will help you take full advantage of depreciation solutions such as cost segregation studies and ensure that you derive maximum tax advantages through proper tax planning and compliance. Beyond numbers, we help real estate professionals by putting them in touch with other professionals, including appraisers, bankers, alternative investors and others. Our goal is to help clients reduce operating costs and increase profitability via a full range of accounting, tax, and business consulting services.


At John Gerlach & Company, we work with many real estate-centered businesses, including:


  • Developers
  • Multifamily housing
  • Industrial office parks
  • Retail centers
  • Commercial office buildings
  • Property managers
  • Real estate brokers
  • Mortgage brokers

Real Estate Services

We support our real estate clients with a wide range of services:

  • Tax Services
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Multi-state tax issues
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Capital gain maximization


What Our Customers Say...

"John Gerlach & Company is our ‘tax encyclopedia’ -- they research and answer a huge range of real estate related tax questions for Ohio Equities and our clients."

- Mark Wengerd CFO

Ohio Equities

Specialty Services

  • Entity formation and transaction planning; guidance on issues such as entity structure to minimize taxes in owning, developing or managing real estate assets.
  • Lease analysis and review
  • Sale and lease-back transactions
  • Financial forecasts and projections
  • Due diligence relating to property acquisitions
  • Analysis of transactions, including dispositions and acquisitions
  • Structuring of debt and equity financing transactions