The Young Real Estate Professional of the Year Award

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Laura Jackson recently joined SL Green, where her areas of responsibility include tax planning and structuring, investment due diligence, REIT and income tax compliance, and advising the board of directors, CEO, president, CFO and management.

Prior to joining SL Green, Jackson was a senior managing director at FTI Consulting, leading the firm’s REIT practice, focusing on due diligence, deal structuring, domestic and international tax compliance, §754 adjustments, creating §704(c) models, tax provisions, IPO readiness, like-kind exchanges and qualified opportunity funds. Prior to FTI Consulting, she worked at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen in the area of taxation for the lodging/gaming, banking and retail industries.

She serves as vice president on the board of Rebuilding Together NYC, a nonprofit organization for safe and healthy housing throughout the city. She founded the She Builds initiative, which empowers prominent women in real estate to give back to the communities they serve. In 2018 she won the New Jersey Governor’s Award for her continued devotion to helping communities in need.

Jackson is licensed as a certified public accountant in New Jersey and is a member of the AICPA, NAREIT and Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association. After graduating summa cum laude and first in her business law/accounting class at Monmouth University, she went on to earn a master’s degree in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.