As founder and managing member of Atlanta-based Otemanu Group, LLC, and Otemanu Capital, LLC, Wes Hudson brings his clients over 25 years of experience as a real estate advisor to provide guidance on all aspects of commercial real estate investments. A skilled CPA, he provides investors and developers tax mitigation strategies, tax and financial modeling, and pre-acquisition/development due diligence and structuring.
Wes represents affluent clients who are looking to invest in the commercial real estate sector. He considers himself a “matchmaker,” bringing together those clients with the assets to invest with the deals that need investing and equity, and with a record of transactions ranging from $20 million to over $4 billion, the moniker suits him perfectly.
As a former partner and Opportunity Zone national leader for Cherry Bekaert, one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms, Wes is an authority on the Opportunity Zone market and an expert at tax-incentivized real estate transactions, an area few accountants specialize in, and he adds, “I focus on helping people monetize taxed credits, tax losses, and tax benefits related to real estate transactions.”
Based in Otemanu Group’s Atlanta office, Wes serves clients throughout the country, helping them to reach their financial and investment goals. His clientele extends across diverse sectors of the real estate market, including real estate holding companies, developers, contractors, private equity funds, high-net-worth/high-income individuals, and institutional capital.
Wes is also a sought-after public speaker, sharing his experience and expertise on various topics related to investment opportunities at industry events and conferences throughout his career. Most recently, he spoke at the State of the Market Conference, where he presented a comprehensive program to investors with liquidity events. He is considered a trusted advisor by those clients who take advantage of his knowledge and relationships.
Prior to his current role at Otemanu Group and his previous position with Cherry Bekaert, Wes served for 18 years as the Southeast leader for commercial real estate at CohnReznick, LLP, a top advisory, assurance, and tax firm. Wes graduated from Auburn University with a master’s degree in accounting, with a tax specialization, and he is a certified public accountant. He is active in several real estate organizations, including the Real Estate Group of Atlanta (REGA) and is the former treasurer of the Urban Land Institute.
Wesley P. Hudson, CPA
Founder and Managing Member — Otemanu Group, LLC
Three Alliance Center
3550 Lenox Road N.E., Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30326