Larken Associates Marks Continued Growth in the Commercial and Residential Real Estate Sector with Addition of Michael Drabnis as Director of Finance

BRANCHBURG, NJ 01/01/2021
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Larken Associates, a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management, announces the hiring of Michael Drabnis, CPA, as Director of Finance.

Drabnis brings over 20 years of public accounting experience to his new role with Larken Associates. As Director of Finance, Drabnis will oversee the operations of Larken Associates’ accounting department. Drabnis will work closely with the firm’s accounting team and executive leadership to facilitate accurate accounting and reporting, financial analysis, bank reporting, debt service coverage, federal, state, and local tax filings, and cash flow updates. Additionally, Drabnis will oversee investor reporting and capital calls. Drabnis will also lead Larken’s accounting team in identifying strategic opportunities to streamline processes and continue to adopt paperless technology.

Prior to joining Larken Associates, Drabnis served as a manager with Neidich & Company, working with their real estate accounting team to prepare and review individual, partnership, corporate, estate, and multi-state tax returns. In addition to his time with Neidich & Company, Drabnis has served in leadership roles with Weiser, LLP, and Gillen & Johnson, PA.

“With several high-profile development projects underway and a wide range of transactions taking place each day, our finance team is crucial in providing us with the information we need to execute our short and long-term business goals,” said David Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Larken Associates. “For such an important piece of our business, we recognize that it is vital for this team to have the processes and leadership in place to ensure operational excellence. Michael’s combination of experience and leadership skills make him the ideal person to fill this role and we are excited to have him on our team.”

About Larken Associates
Larken Associates is a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management. Leveraging over 50 years of experience, they are dedicated to bringing great spaces to live and work to life through a long-term ownership strategy and full suite of in-house capabilities. With a diverse commercial portfolio consisting of nearly three million square feet and 800 tenants across office, industrial, retail and mixed-use and approximately 2,000 owned and/or managed residential units across 22 unique communities, Larken Associates is deeply committed to the communities in which they work as well as the tenants and residents who call their buildings home. To learn more about Larken Associates, please visit us at and follow us on LinkedInFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.