1. J.Curt Gautreau, CPA, CCSP

Cost Segregation Initiatives, LLC was established to provide quality cost segregation studies that are completed in a comprehensive and professional manner. Our mission is to provide the highest quality cost segregation studies to our clients. Our team has more than 15 years of cost segregation experience and more than 35 years of tax preparation and financial planning experience.

Curt is President of Cost Segregation Initiatives and a Certified Member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals, CCSP. He has been involved in the consultation with CPA’s and or directly with real estate owners and developers on a national basis for the benefits and implementation of Cost Segregation and the surrounding taxation issues for the past 15 years. He is a national educator and speaker on Real Estate Taxation, Depreciation, Accounting Method Changes, Passive Losses and Capitalization Rules. Curt currently serves as the National Chair of the Technical Standards Committee of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals. Prior to forming Cost Segregation Initiatives, Curt formed and built a very successful tax practice limited to emerging businesses in selected industries. The practice focused on Real Estate Developers, Real Estate Management Firms, and Real Estate Investors until it was sold in 2008. Curt is an LSU grad, with a B.S. in Accounting, and an alumnus of Arthur Anderson. He is a member of the AICPA, past president of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louisiana Society of CPA’s, and a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (Y.E.O.)

Dante is a Managing Member with Cost Segregation Initiatives. Over the last 10 years he has completed Cost Segregation Studies for clients ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to small real estate investors and buildings types ranging from Office Space to Manufacturing Facilities. Prior to entering the Cost Segregation Industry Dante worked for Major Construction Companies such as The Shaw Group now Chicago Bridge and Iron for over 10 years as a cost estimator, submittal manager, and quality control specialists. Dante earned his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University with a concentration in construction management. He is a current member of the Project Management Institute as a Certified Project Management Professional, PMP as well as a member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals as a Certified Cost Segregation Professional, CCSP. Over the last 10 years Dante has oversaw the completion of over 1500 Cost Segregation Studies.


What components qualify for shorter lives

Specialized fire protection systems

Sidewalk and curbing

Certain electrical/mechanical systems

Beams and columns

Decorative lighting or moldings

Communication systems

Redundant HVAC systems

Sewer and drainage systems

Wall coverings


Floor coverings

Distribution panels and wiring

Computer data and power

Parking lots and curbing

Security access and monitoring systems

Vents and exhaust systems

Window treatments

Specialized air filtration


Landscaping, fencing, and outdoor lighting

Certified Cost Segregation Professional #C0020-12


Certified Cost Segregation Professional #C0152-11

Project Management Professional Certification #1863105


Financial Advisor and Cost Segregation Consultant

Joel brings more than 30 years of expertise in financial services. He specializes in bringing cash flow-enhancing applications to a wide range of business and commercial property owners. For the past 10 years he has collaborated with these principals, their CPA’s and financial advisors, implementing the powerful benefits of Cost Segregation.

Joel is hands-on from start to finish; through his ability to forge productive relationships, coordinate needed data for initial due diligence, and his effective presentation in reviewing the advantages and objectives with prospective clients. His results-driven approach and timely attention to detail have yielded significant benefits in all client engagements.

5999B Ridgeview Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93012