Teresa is the Controller for Ethos Real Estate and is responsible for the daily operational accuracies and efficiencies of the corporate, JV, and property accounting functions. Teresa’s career started in public accounting with a focus on real estate clients at Ernst & Young in Chicago. She continued holding various leadership roles in real estate and property management accounting for private equity firms and a publicly traded REIT. Her breadth of experience also includes construction and hospitality accounting and building a startup family office.
Prior to joining Ethos, Teresa was a Controller for a startup family office and oversaw its affiliate company’s real estate portfolio. Teresa elevated the in-house accounting by transitioning to third-party managers and focused on refinancing multiple properties to capitalize on interest rates and extracted cash from the assets. Teresa was a Director of Operations Accounting at Kilroy Realty Corporation in her first two years in Los Angeles. She ensured the operational accounting accuracy for commercial and residential assets and added value by implementing accounting software, performing leasing analysis to maximize cash flow, and presented cross-trainings to asset management on real estate accounting.
Teresa is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan, where she was also a member of the Varsity Cheerleading Team and developed an avid love for Michigan Football.