Anyone have recommendations for a good CPA in the ST. Louis/Jefferson County area. Looking for someone who has a focus in real estate.
We hired a CPA for the first time last year and liked them a lot, Mike Croghan (Croghan & Croghan CPA) in Kirkwood. We have one 4-family that we purchased in November '16, so our return included a real estate investment for the first time and they had no problem incorporating all the necessary paperwork for it. Whether they have experience doing taxes for larger, more complex portfolios, I have no idea. If you have specifics on what you need them to be able to do, I'm sure they'd be happy to talk or meet with you to see if it's a fit.
We liked them because Mike was really easy to get a hold of via phone or e-mail, took the time to meet with us in person, and was extremely reasonable cost-wise compared with the other accountants we spoke to. It's very much a local mom & pop accounting firm. We'll be using them for the forseeable future.
You should reach out to @Jake Hottenrott on here- He's not too far from you.
He's in your area and has been a BP member for ages. Works with a lot of real estate investors and I believe he's selectively accepting new clients as well.
We have 3 Properties and use Alicia Haas at Holt and Patterson, very responsive and knowledgeable. But if you're looking for a CPA to give specific strategy advise for real estate investing and focused primarily on investors, I don't have a good reference but would be willing to find out.