RPR Partners, LLP was founded in September 2000 by Robert P. Regnery and Kenneth R. Van Damme II. We are a progressive CPA firm that specializes in providing tax consulting and advisory services in the areas of real estate and high net worth individuals. Our hands on working environment fosters professional growth, technical excellence, creativity and unparalleled client service. We are located in the Sorrento Valley area.
The CPAs at RPR Partners provide our clients with superior business and tax strategies for their varied business transactions. Our CPAs are intimately familiar with our clients' businesses. This enables us to offer innovative solutions for their business transactions which includes structuring new investments, acquisitions, sales, financing, and consolidations. We also assist our clients with various estate planning and succession issues.
Robert P. Regnery and Kenneth R. Van Damme II founded the firm in September of 2000. Under their leadership, RPR Partners, LLP continues to be a successful, exciting, and growing organization.
Mr. Regnery has more than twenty eight years of experience in public accounting and nine years of experience in industry working for both private and public companies. Prior to forming RPR Partners, LLP, Mr. Regnery was a partner with the local CPA firm of Peterson & Co. There he led both the Real Estate Group and the Entrepreneurial Services Group, where he was directly responsible for idea generation and other tax planning matters. Prior to Mr. Regnery's being a partner at Peterson & Company, Mr. Regnery was a Senior Manager and one of two Tax Services Coordinators in charge of managing the tax practice for the San Diego office of the Ernst & Young’s Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group. His experience in dealing with his clients both inside and outside the real estate industry, covered all aspects of tax, audit, and tax consulting, was the foundation in helping create our firm, RPR Partners, LLP.
At RPR Partners, LLP, Mr. Regnery focuses his time and attention primarily to helping his real estate and entrepreneurial clients take advantage of the ever-changing tax laws and also providing tax consulting and strategic planning services. His primary focus is to provide the necessary assistance to his clients so they can initiate and accomplish their objectives in the most efficient manner possible while obtaining the greatest tax and economic results. He plays an integral role in all structuring and restructuring of entities and specific business transactions. His innovative ideas have enabled clients to reduce or defer taxes, while at the same time meeting their economic and personal objectives. Mr. Regnery is highly involved in the initial planning and implementation phases of any transaction. He also reviews applicable legal documents and provides comments to facilitate the client's ultimate goals and analyzes the present and future value of all transactions. After the initial phases are over, he continues to monitor the situation from his frequent interface with the client, and when the time is appropriate, begins the exit strategy so that it provides the best flexibility and tax results for the owners. He has done this time and time again, and as a result, has been helping his clients grow and expand to meet their goals and objectives.
Mr. Regnery's charitable activities include involvement in various organizations to help children through the Boy's and Girl's Club as well as Cystic Fibrosis. He is also on the Board of Trustees at Pacific Ridge School.
Mr. Regnery is a California and an Illinois CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Masters of Science in Taxation Degree: DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois (1991)
Bachelors of Science in Business Degree: Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (1987)
Mr. Van Damme has over twenty-six years of public accounting experience and is a director and co-founder of RPR Partners, LLP in San Diego. Prior to founding RPR Partners, LLP, Mr. Van Damme worked eight years at Ernst & Young, an international accounting firm. At Ernst & Young, Mr. Van Damme specialized in the real estate industry and was a member of the firm’s highly specialized real estate group. Mr. Van Damme accepted several leadership positions at Ernst & Young, including the role of practice area leader for the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Phoenix real estate tax compliance practices.
Mr. Van Damme has served as an advisor for many real estate companies ranging in size from local operators to large public institutions. His experience has extended over many types of real estate companies including developers, syndicators, homebuilders, hotels, REITs, real estate opportunity funds and construction contractors. As such, Mr. Van Damme has extensive tax consulting experience with structuring real estate and company transactions, as well as tax planning for the high net worth individuals who own and control the real estate companies.
At RPR Partners, LLP, Mr. Van Damme specializes in providing clients with innovative and new ideas in order to meet the clients' overall tax goals, such as §1031 structuring, installment sales, options, cost segregation studies, capital gain planning, estate planning, and more. His experience includes extensive partnership and corporate tax planning coordinated with estate and gift structuring. Mr. Van Damme takes an active role in structuring specific business transactions, reviewing the applicable legal documents, and analyzing the overall impact of the transactions for the present and future tax implications.
Mr. Van Damme proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Second Chance of San Diego County and he also serves on the California State University of San Marcos Accounting Department's Advisory Board. Mr. Van Damme is also a member of the San Diego chapter of the Building Industry Association, and is a former director for the BIA's Commercial Industrial Council. In addition, Mr. Van Damme formerly taught Finance 435: Investment in Real Estate, at San Diego State University.
Mr. Van Damme is a California Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Master of Science in Accountancy (emphasis in Taxation): San Diego State University (1994)
Bachelor of Business Administration: Western Michigan University (1990)