Matthew Jaimes is a director in the Detroit office and is part of the Real Estate Advisory Group and in charge of the firm’s cost segregation services. He has more than 22 years of cost segregation and construction cost consulting experience.

Matthew has extensive experience analyzing a wide variety of building types and has successfully completed and defended cost segregation analyses ranging in project costs of $500,000 to $2.75 billion. His experience includes analyses of casinos, hotels and resorts, office buildings, light and heavy manufacturing facilities, biopharmaceutical facilities, corporate headquarters, banks, restaurants, assisted living and nursing homes, retail outlets and malls, sports and recreation facilities, warehouse distribution facilities, golf courses, hospitals and medical office buildings. He has also performed several maintenance and repair analyses and reverse cost seg studies to help clients identify and quantify building  components demolished or removed from existing properties are part of renovations and repositioning of properties. 

Matthew’s engagement highlights include providing support for Internal Revenue Service inquiries and audits of cost segregation analyses of various building types conducting cost segregation analyses to support depreciation method changes under Rev. Proc. 2017-30 and its predecessors; managing research and development embedded cost analyses where certain construction costs were identified and expensed as IRC Section 174 R&E expenditures; and conducting several due diligence and cost audits of construction costs up to $1 billion. He also served as an expert witness in construction related disputes.

Prior to working in the cost segregation field, Matthew worked as a project architect and construction supervisor with a design/build firm and as a construction manager with a real estate developer.

Matthew received his M.B.A. in real estate finance from the University of Southern California and his B.S. in architecture from the University of Michigan. He represented Duff & Phelps as a founding member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals. He is also a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 

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