Sara Kowalczyk has joined Northbrook, Illinois-based real estate company Pine Tree as senior director of accounting and financial reporting.
With more than 12 years of industry experience, Kowalczyk will lead Pine Tree’s corporate- and fund-level accounting and reporting functions. She will also provide property accounting oversight for the company’s portfolio of nearly $3.5 billion in institutional retail assets across the United States.
Before joining Pine Tree, Kowalczyk was senior vice president of accounting and finance at CA Residential, CA Ventures’ residential arm. There she oversaw the company’s corporate and property accounting teams while being responsible for the company’s financial functions including accounting, internal and external reporting, and financial planning and analysis.
Before joining CA Ventures, Kowalczyk served as an audit senior manager at KPMG where she worked on a multinational public real estate company and various REITs in the senior housing, hospitality, office, and industrial sectors.
Committed to giving back to the community, Kowalczyk is actively involved in United Way where she is currently serving on the Women United board and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Campaign Cabinet. While at KPMG, Kowalczyk led the Chicago office’s charitable campaign, helping to raise over $7.8 million.
Kowalczyk is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics with an accounting minor from the University of California Los Angeles.