Sarah Cachat is a Principal of the Townsend Group and currently oversees client administration for the firm’s discretionary segregated account practice representing over 25 clients and in excess of $5 billion in real estate AUM. She participates in the development of Townsend’s internal performance systems, data collection and analysis services, contributes to the firm’s best practice standards, compliance, and oversees client and fund reporting. In addition, Ms. Cachat provides consulting services to a number of the firm’s institutional clients, predominately city and state pension plans. As the Principal assigned to these accounts, Ms. Cachat provides clients with market insight, performance analytics, and portfolio construction. Programs include a range of investment structures including separate accounts, commingled funds, and co-investments. Ms. Cachat participates in strategic and investment planning, portfolio analysis, benchmarking, investment due diligence, and performance measurement and client relations. Ms. Cachat currently serves on the NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards Council and is a member of the Reporting Standards Compliance and Global Workgroups.
Prior to joining the Townsend Group in 2004, Ms. Cachat began her career working for Barnes Wendling CPAs in 2002. Ms. Cachat was primarily focused on income tax preparation and planning for individuals, corporations, and partnerships while also completing audits for a diverse client base.
Ms. Cachat obtained an MBA with a focus in accounting from the Cleveland State University. She received a BSBA in accounting and decision sciences from Miami University.