Advisory, assurance and tax firm CohnReznick hired Ryder Mathias, CPA, as a tax partner in its affordable housing practice, the firm’s largest division.

Based in Charlotte, NC, Mathias has nearly 15 years of experience providing tax services to clients across the community development spectrum. With a focus on tax-incentivized real estate inclusive of tax planning and compliance, Mathias is also well-versed in partnership and individual tax.

“As inflationary conditions and high interest rates pressure the real estate industry, developers continue to see affordable housing as one of the most stable sectors,” Beth Mullen, industry leader of CohnReznick’s affordable housing practice, said. “As a key focus area for our firm, we are seeing significant client demand for affordable housing tax and related services across the country. Ryder’s technical tax expertise and deep affordable housing knowledge will strengthen our industry leadership team.”

Before joining CohnReznick, Mathias was a tax partner at an accounting and advisory firm serving real estate clients. He earned a Masters in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a BA in communications from Wake Forest University. Mathias is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Public Accountants.