A&M Taxand hires Kersten Muller to strengthen real estate wing

19 January 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Global professional services brand Alvarez & Marsal Taxand has hired Kersten Muller to strengthen its real estate practice. He brings 20 years of experience to the role, having previously spent time in the real estate practices of Grant Thornton and Deloitte.

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand is an independent tax group affiliated with global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). The organisation consists of experienced tax professionals, dedicated to providing customised tax advice to clients and investors across a broad range of industries, extending A&M’s commitment to offering clients a choice in advisors who are free from audit-based conflicts of interest, from the US, as well as in the UK from its base in London.

As A&M Taxand looks to bolster its real estate offering in anticipation of a busy year, it has announced the hire of Kersten Muller. A recognised industry leader, he brings more than 20 years of experience to the role of Managing Director, and will lead A&M Taxand’s Real Estate team in the United Kingdom.

Kersten Muller, Managing Director, A&M Taxand

Marvin Rust, Managing Director and Head of A&M Taxand UK, said of the news, “With his deep sector expertise, Kersten is a significant hire for A&M Taxand. His knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen the proposition we offer to clients within the financial investors community. The pandemic has already brought about seismic changes to how people use and finance property – and will continue to do so into the future. Now more than ever there is a need for sound and strategic support for investors at all stages of a transaction – something our team is well-placed to provide.”

Specialising in tax-efficient structuring for UK, European, and global real estate transactions on both the buy and sell-side, Muller arrives having most recently been a Partner at Grant Thornton in London. There he was Head of Real Estate – growing the team considerably over an eight-year period. Previously, he also spent 13 years with the real estate team of Big Four firm Deloitte.

Speaking on his decision to join A&M Taxand, Muller stated, “From an increase in M&A activity, to changes to taxation and government policy, there are an increasing number of challenges and opportunities ahead for investors. A&M Taxand’s holistic approach which brings together different specialisms from all areas of real estate for the benefit of investors is truly distinctive, setting it apart from the wider market. I am looking forward to working with the team and further growing this established practice, free from the audit conflicts that hamper other firms.”