John Schwab, CPA

Construction & Real Estate Practice Leader

John Schwab is the partner in charge of Wipfli LLP’s firmwide construction and real estate practice, where he coordinates the strategic direction of the firm’s practice.

John has over 24 years of experience dedicated to providing his clients with straightforward, honest, thorough, and expert information upon which they can rely. He was partner in charge of the Milwaukee office tax department from 1995 to 2001.

He serves a full range of construction and real estate organizations with operations ranging from small specialty subcontractors to national real estate organizations.

John possesses strong analytical and long-range planning abilities, as well as the keen ability to build strong lasting relationships. He is extraordinarily adept at readily comprehending clients’ unique needs and identifying creative, yet practical, solutions.

Deeply involved in professional and civic groups, John is a board member of the NAIOP-WI Chapter and a member of the Membership Committee, an NAIOP National board member, and an NAIOP National Medical & Life Sciences Development Forum member, a CommonBond Community Advisory Board member, and a member of the American and Wisconsin Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. 


John Schwab

John Schwab, CPA

Construction & Real Estate Practice Leader
Wipfli LLP Headquarters
10000 Innovation Dr.
Suite 250
Milwaukee, WI  53226
Tel: (414) 431-9307
Fax: (414) 431-9303
Areas of Expertise
  • Assisting with debt and equity sources for real estate development
  • Succession planning for construction and real estate organizations
  • Troubled debt restructuring
  • Long-range tax and business planning for real estate organizations
  • Financial bonding, job costing, and tax planning for construction contractors
  • Complex structuring for business mergers and acquisitions

  • BBA in Accounting, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Certified Public Accountant designation