EY Manchester hires Portnoy as Real Estate Tax Partner
Specialist tax adviser Martin Portnoy has been recruited as a partner at the Manchester office of global professional services firm Ernst & Young. His new role involves heading up the firm’s real estate group in the North West, as well providing corporate and personal tax advice to entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Aged 36, Portnoy will also use his specialist knowledge of REITS (real estate investment trusts) to advise entrepreneurial businesses, property companies, and high net worth individuals.
He trained as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, before gaining a further nine years experience in the tax advisory field, initially at the former global advisory firm Andersen, and latterly at the Manchester office of Deloitte.
Commenting on his appointment, Portnoy said: “I was attracted to Ernst & Young by the firm’s strong people and values culture as well as the exciting prospects for significant growth across the North West, underpinned by major investment in the region.”
Jan Gregory, senior partner at Ernst & Young in Manchester added: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to Ernst & Young and I am confident that he will enjoy a successful and rewarding career with us.
“Our ability to recruit a professional of Martin’s proven calibre is positive proof that our ambitions for developing our people and operations in the North West have taken root and are coming to fruition.”
Born and raised in the North West, Portnoy lives in Salford with his wife and four children.