Mr. Gauch is responsible for managing Pavilion’s accounting and financial functions, including banker and investor relationships, insurance, legal matters, and tax compliance and planning. Since joining Pavilion, Mr. Gauch has managed the closings of over $200 million in acquisition/construction financing for approximately 150 projects and the closing of more than $43 million in non-recourse permanent financing with CMBS providers, life companies and finance companies for 31 projects. Additionally he has managed the closings for the disposition of over $300 million in property projects and several 1031 exchange transactions.
Mr. Gauch joined Pavilion in October 2001 bringing 20 years of experience in financial management; e valuation of acquisition, disposition and financing alternatives; application of accounting standards; SEC compliance reporting; and general business, tax, and financial consultation. Industry experience includes real estate, distribution, service and retail. As a partner and employee with two international public accounting firms, he served several large property developers and managers including Forest City Enterprises, Summit Properties, (subsequently acquired by Camden Property Trust) and Golf Trust of America. While a partner with BDO Seidman, LLP, Mr. Gauch served as the office accounting and auditing technical director and on the international committee responsible for the development of the firm’s paperless auditing software.
Mr. Gauch graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He has participated in over 1,000 hours in continuous education in various accounting, finance and taxation topics. His North Carolina and Ohio CPA licenses are presently inactive but he maintains membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He is active in the community with the Boy Scouts serving in various leadership capacities at the unit, district, and council levels and with various ministries of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, including past president of the St. Gabriel Men’s Ministry.