John Hanning | KBKG Principal


ASCSP Certified Member #C0139-10
877.525.4462 x250
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John joined KBKG in 2015 and is a Fixed Assets / Cost Segregation / Accounting Methods Principal. Johns’ responsibilities include servicing capital intensive clients with value-added services relating to cost segregation, fixed asset reviews, repair & expense studies, and 263(a) compliance. He provides nationwide solutions to our industry with a primary focus on the Midwest and Southeast regions.

Prior to joining KBKG, John worked for KPMG managing large fixed asset projects in the Mid-American business unit which includes Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Louisville. As a member of the Accounting Methods and Credit Services Group (AMCS) John specializing in Fixed Assets, Repairs & Maintenance, Construction Tax Planning and Cost Segregation Services. Prior to his Big Four experience, John worked for two large public accounting firms in Orange County, California.

Over the past 15 years as a Fixed Assets specialist, John was responsible for the business development efforts for fixed asset services including new client identification, proposals, and client deliverables. John has led and executed cost recovery studies on thousands of facilities including; healthcare, retail, manufacturing, commercial office, multi-family, power generation, and dealerships. He has performed inspections of machinery, equipment, buildings, & construction projects estimated construction costs using nationally recognized costing manuals, and analyzed technical specifications, construction drawings & construction invoices. John generated sales utilizing both internal and external networks. John also provided continuing education presentations relating to cost segregation, section 179D, repair & expense rules.

John received his Bachelors in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated with his MBA from Ohio University. John is a certified member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) and President (2019 – 2021) of the Board of Directors. He began his service to the ASCSP as an active member of the Education Committee, where he co-authored the Senior Exam Study Guide in 2012. From 2017-2019, he served as treasurer on the Board of Directors. He also holds his LEED Green Association credential.

Key Experience and Affiliations

  • ASCSP Certified Cost Segregation Specialist: Member # C0139-10
  • ASCSP President (Current)
  • ASCSP Treasurer (Past)
  • Author for numerous national educational groups
  • “Big Four” industry experience
  • Real Estate Roundtable - Associate Council Member

Hobbies and Interests

  • Golfing
  • Travel
  • Family

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