United States

Lauren Gerdes

Senior Manager, Real Estate Senior Analyst

Areas of focus: Real Estate


In May 2021, Lauren was selected as a senior analyst in RSM’s cutting edge Industry Eminence Program, which positions its senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves. These senior analysts advise clients on conditions influencing middle market leaders. Lauren’s focus is on the real estate industry.

Summary of experience

Lauren has more than nine years of experience serving clients across the country by providing industry-specific insights that allows them to stay at the forefront of the changes within their industry. As a member of the national real estate practice, she provides audit and other advisory services, including financial statement audit services, attest engagement services and specific transaction related services to a wide range of privately held companies developing and operating assets in all sectors of real estate. Lauren specializes in private equity investment funds holding various equity and debt positions in domestic and international real estate.

Lauren’s primary focus is on delivering timely, relevant information to her clients while also providing high-quality service by leading and directing engagements. She works closely with her clients through complex accounting and operational matters surrounding acquisitions, valuations and structures, including Qualified Opportunity Zone funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and open-ended funds. Her industry-specific focus has allowed Lauren to bring her clients valuable insights relevant to their business, which also allows her to work with them in an effective and efficient manner.

Lauren is also active in RSM’s employee network group, STAR, which advocates for women in the workplace with a focus on stewardship, teamwork, advancement and retention opportunities.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois and Colorado
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Master of Science, accounting, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science, accounting, University of Illinois Chicago


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