KatzAbosch hosted its first annual Construction & Real Estate Bootcamp on May 12, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel Baltimore North in Towson, Maryland. The firm is thrilled to report a very successful event in its first year, bringing in over 90 executives from the Mid-Atlantic's construction and real estate sectors. The Maryland Construction Network partnered with KatzAbosch to deliver a holistic industry event with additional exposure to experts in the field.

The morning kicked off with a General Contractor panel of Vice Presidents and Project Managers from Whiting-Turner, Harkins Builders, Merritt Construction Services and Bozzuto Construction. The panelists discussed the current status of major projects in the Baltimore market and how their businesses have come to achieve the status they hold today.  Other topics of discussion included new opportunities, tenant demands in commercial space, technology developments and green space, to name a few.  KatzAbosch's Shareholder and Chair of the Construction Services Group, Michael Gentry, presented on Finding and Controlling the Direction of Cash Flow. Secretary Mike Gill (pictured with Founder Alvin Katz of KatzAbosch) of the Department of Business and Economic Development discussed the "State of the State" under the new Hogan administration in Maryland and fielded questions from the audience. The afternoon kicked off with a presentation from Tony Ivener of Ivener Management Strategies on Ownership Transition Strategies and Succession Planning.  Buddy Potler, Principal with Offit Kurman, closed with an interactive and lively discussion on Mediation and Communication Skills. KatzAbosch hosted a Beer & Bourbon Cocktail Hour to end the bootcamp on a fun note.

The firm looks forward to next year's event. For more information on KatzAbosch's Construction & Real Estate Services, contact Michael Gentry at mgentry@katzabosch.com or 410.307.6440.

About KatzAbosch

Founded in 1969, KatzAbosch is one of the largest CPA and business consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic region.  As a Maryland accounting firm, our mission is to provide the highest quality accounting, tax, financial and management consulting services to our regional clients.  We understand the needs and challenges of our clients and we have made it our obligation to create, grow and protect asset value.  KatzAbosch is consistently named a Best Accounting Firm to Work For in Accounting Today and has been named a Top 200 Accounting Firms in the Nation by Inside Public Accounting for 2014.  Our firm is also ranked among the Top 15 Largest Accounting Firms in the Baltimore Area by the Baltimore Business Journal and as a Top 100 Workplace in Baltimore by The Baltimore Sun.

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