As the Global Real Estate Leader, Howard coordinates the firm's activities across a broad array of related services around the world. Ernst & Young has the largest integrated real estate practice of any Big Four firm, with more than 7,500 professionals around the world providing audit, tax, transaction and advisory services to owners, builders, lenders and users of real estate. Ernst & Young serves more than 4,000 real estate clients throughout the world.
Howard brings more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry. He has worked extensively with major real estate private equity funds, domestic and offshore real estate investment trusts and large public homebuilders, as well as numerous construction and hospitality companies.
His credentials include a BA in Accounting from Hofstra University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Society of CPAs, has been a columnist for several major industry publications and is frequently a speaker at key real estate industry events.