Wesley P. Hudson, CPA

Title:Partner, Assurance Services

Leadership Role:National Leader, Opportunity Zone Services

Education:Master's in Accounting, Auburn University


Wesley Hudson

An experienced commercial real estate advisor for over 20 years, Wesley is a Partner with Cherry Bekaert’s Real Estate & Construction industry group. Based in the Atlanta office, he provides guidance to clients on real estate tax credit transactions, pre-acquisition due diligence, purchase price allocation, tax mitigation structuring and real estate consulting. Additionally, Wesley leads Cherry Bekaert’s Opportunity Zone team that identifies tax deferral and savings opportunities that arise from this program.

Wesley’s technical ability encompasses an assortment of expertise with clients in the hotels and resorts, student housing, military housing, multi-family/affordable housing, and retail/office sectors. He also consults on equity rollups, public filing preparation and large-scale real estate portfolio acquisitions. In addition, Wesley has helped real estate holding companies, developers, contractors and private equity funds with transactions ranging from $25 million to $4 billion.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Wesley led the Atlanta office and Commercial Real Estate Group for the Southeast for a Top 15 National Accounting Firm. He previously held various Board of Directors positions with local chapters of NAIOP, Central Atlanta Progress, and the City of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Chapter of the Urban Land Institute for five years (including three years as Treasurer) and was on the National Board of Directors for the National Multi-Housing Council. Wesley is a regular speaker at various real estate conferences around the nation.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Business Combination Accounting
  • Cost & Management Studies
  • Forecasting & Projections
  • Opportunity Zones
  • Real Estate Deal Structuring and Capital Markets Sourcing
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Tax Credit Modeling and Syndication
  • Transaction Advisory

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)