Benjamin Kelly, CPA Tax Principal


Benjamin Kelly, CPA is a Tax Principal at Grassi. He has ten years of accounting experience, primarily advising businesses in the Construction and Real Estate industries and helping high-net-worth individuals reach their tax planning and compliance goals.

Ben specializes in tax strategies for partnership, S Corps, C Corps and other pass-through entities. His construction clients include heavy civil general contractors and multi-family residential contractors. Ben also has extensive experience working with real estate investment companies, including owned and operated commercial rentals, such as large shopping centers, multi-family apartments, and office buildings. He helps clients with accounting method changes for construction projects, 1031 exchanges, qualified opportunity zone investments, and tax structuring for investments in real estate. In addition, Ben has guided foreign investors on the property restructuring process and FIRPTA transactions.

Prior to joining Grassi, Ben was a Senior Manager at one of the largest national accounting and advisory firms in the country. He managed a team of advisors who provided business consulting services and ensured compliance for a wide range of businesses and high-net-worth individual clients.

Ben is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Miami Dade County Chapters of both the Construction Financial Management Association and the Rebuilding Together organization.