John Cervi’s deep experience in the accounting functions of real estate investment and property management firms makes his role integral to Mohr Capital.
“In commercial real estate, you hear a lot about the deal side – and rightly so. But accounting functions help with company growth more than people think,” says Cervi. “It’s the balance sheet and income statement that drives an investment firm. From accounts payable, financial statements and debt compliance ratios, to tax preparation and job costing & budgeting for capital expenditures, we know the bottom line better than most.”
As Controller for Mohr Capital, John oversees accounting and reporting functions to ensure quality control over all financial and related transactions. For John, every day is different. In addition to his day-to-day accounting responsibilities, he’s also involved in future deals and the overall growth of the firm.
With more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, John joined Mohr Capital from International Capital where he served as accounting manager, responsible for the company’s accounting department and overseeing all accounting functions for $500 million of commercial properties, equity funds and funds under management.
Before his time with International Capital, John served as controller with The Royal Companies and PEBB Capital Management/Collegium Capital Partners. He began his time in the industry with Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm, where he initially served as a senior portfolio accountant and worked his way up to assistant controller and, ultimately, controller.
John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Iona College. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends.