Cost Segregation Initiatives

What is Cost Segregation? Picture of IRS Cost Segregation LogoCSI is a best of breed specialty real estate services firm. Our primary focus is providing cost segregation studies in compliance with IRS guidelines. We do not practice as CPA’s. We do not prepare tax returns and we are not performing an accounting study. What we are doing is analyzing your real estate project, by breaking down blueprints, as-built drawings and cost data, to determine which elements can be converted to personal property categories, in compliance with the tax code, thus depreciable over a much shorter lifetime. These and other comprehensive cash-flow solutions are designed for developers, investors, owner users and financiers of commercial real estate across the United States. Our firm is comprised of individuals not only experienced in cost segregation, but with many years of experience as tax advisors, financial officers, consulting engineers, construction cost estimators, and real estate developers.

While we provide engineered cost segregation, working with you, your CPA firm, and other tax, legal and business advisors, our work is not just an after-the-fact service. We are recognized and called on to develop strategies and implement solutions that dramatically increase net cash flow. As such, we play an integral part in pre- and post-development, acquisition and ongoing management decisions that positively impact your bottom line. Contact Joel Grushkin at 858.922.1037 or email him at jgrushkin@costseganalysts.com for more information. Visit costseganalysts.com for more information.


  • Joel Grushkin, San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives

    October 14, 2016

    joel_bioThis week Richard and Joe welcomed show sponsor Joel Grushkin, the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). Joel brings nearly forty years of executive experience to the CSI organization. His background includes eleven years with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young) as a Principal and director of the firm’s Management Services Practice. He was also a member of AY’s National Real Estate Industry Specialty Practice Group. His cost segregation experience has encompassed studies for developers and owners of commercial real estate.

    CSI is a best of the breed specialty real estate services firm. Their primary focus is providing engineered, cost segregation studies in compliance with IRS guidelines. These and other comprehensive cash-flow solutions are designed for developers, investors, owner users and financiers of commercial real estate across the United States.

    On October 19th Joel will be speaking about advanced cost segregation strategies at the Advanced Tax Planning Institute at the Omni La Costa Resort.

    Joel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Woodbury University.

    Listen to a podcast of Joel Grushkin’s interview!

  • Curt Gautreau and Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives

    November 27, 2015
    Richard and Joe welcome back Joel Grushkin, the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI), and Company President, Curt Gautreau. Curt is based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his accounting practice focuses on emerging businesses, primarily real estate management and development. CSI specializes in cost segregation, which is an IRS sanctioned procedure of ... Continue Reading
  • Analyzing the San Diego Real Estate Market with Alan Nevin

    July 11, 2015
    Richard and Joe interviewed Mr. Alan Nevin, Director of Economic and Market Research at Xpera Group and returning sponsor Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives. Mr. Nevin has an extensive background in real estate economics, lending and market analysis. He serves the development, investment, legal and public agency communities with residential and commercial real estate ... Continue Reading
  • Commercial Properties and Taxation

    January 17, 2015
    A new year brings new tax code regulations. The show welcomed returning guest and sponsor, Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). This was an important show for commercial property owners who want to minimize their tax liability. Mr. Gruskin is the regional director for CSI. CSI is a real estate specialty consulting firm providing cost ... Continue Reading
  • Commercial Real Estate with Tom van Betten and Joel Grushkin

    February 2, 2014
    The guests were Senior Vice President of Cassidy Turley, Tom van Betten, and returning guest and sponsor Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). With more than 20 years in commercial real estate, Tom van Betten now represents tenants exclusively. His clients have ranged from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and include: ViaSat Inc., Prudential ... Continue Reading
  • 2014 Tax Code Changes for Commercial Properties

    October 10, 2013
    Curt Gautreau and Joel Grushkin talk about how owners of commercial real estate can take advantage of new tax laws that come into effect in 2014 in order to lower their tax burden. Mr. Gautreau is the President of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI), and is based out of the company’s Baton Rouge office in Louisiana. Throughout ... Continue Reading
  • Increasing Cash Flow for Commercial Buildings with Joel Grushkin

    March 14, 2013
    The show welcomed back Joel Grushkin, the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI) for the third time. Mr. Grushkin has held a position with CSI since May of 2006, but his career in this industry spans all the way back to the early 1970s. It was as a Principal and director of ... Continue Reading
  • Curt Gautreau and Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives

    November 29, 2012
    The show welcomed back Joel Grushkin (featured in photo), the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI), and the President of the Company, Curt Gautreau, joined him. Curt is based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his accounting practice focuses on emerging businesses, primarily real estate management and development. CSI specializes in cost ... Continue Reading
  • Increase Net Cash Flow with Cost Segregation Initiatives’ Joel Grushkin

    September 19, 2012
    Joel Grushkin discussed cost segregation. Having more than thirty years of executive experience, Joel is currently the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). Cost Segregation is the IRS approved method of re-classifying components and improvements of a commercial building resulting in a reduced income tax liability and an increased cash flow. ... Continue Reading