Group LeadersJoanne C. Chiu
Director, Business Development - China Desk
Joanne C. Chiu, CPA, is a Director, Business Development - China Desk at Marks Paneth LLP. She has more than 20 years of accounting experience including 15 years in public accounting. At Marks Paneth, she has provided a broad range of tax planning and consulting services for closely held businesses and individuals, including international clients. Her areas of specialty include real estate (both commercial and residential), estates and trusts, and high-net-worth individuals. She has served a broad range of international clients who invest in the real estate markets.
Co-Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate Group, Partner-in-Charge, China Desk and Florida Office
William H. Jennings, CPA, HCCP, is the Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth LLP. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, which sets policy and strategy.
With more than 35 years of experience in public accounting and a keen focus on the real estate industry and its needs, Mr. Jennings has spent nearly his entire career with Marks Paneth and its predecessor firms. During this time, he has made many contributions to both the public accounting and real estate industries. He prepared and consulted on the first market rate conversion of a Mitchell-Lama housing development in New York City. He has helped structure equity take-outs, low income housing tax credits, opt-outs, Section 8 mark-to-markets and assisted clients in acquiring financing. Additionally, he has been instrumental in affecting changes to HUD policy regarding mark-to-market Section 8 renewals.