I recently met with another business member of Friends of White Flint, Mark Gollub. Mark runs an accounting firm, Mark L Gollub CPA PC, which has a focus on the practice of taxation for those who are wealthy or have complex tax situations. The firm works with estates, trusts, individuals, real-estate operators, professional practices, small businesses, and some non-profit organizations. Most of its clients are concentrated in the DC area, but the firm does have clients across the U.S. and in foreign countries.
Mark is originally from suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Maryland before he entered the ninth grade. He attended John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring and continued to stay in MD by attending University of Maryland, College Park, for college. He has lived in Maryland ever since. Mark has worked in public accounting for almost 32 years. He has been an equal or sole owner of a CPA firm for almost 30 years, making partner of a firm at a young age. Mark is also involved in the community: He is the club administrator of the Potomac Rotary Club and is a member of the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was the 1990-1991 president of the Association of Practicing Certified Public Accountants and is currently the discussion leader of its Tax Raps continuing education.
Mark is a resident of the White Flint area, so it only made sense to have his practice in the White Flint area as well. Mark’s firm was in White Flint Mall for 12 years. Mark decided to relocate to an office building in the White Flint area after the Mall closing began. The firm moved into the Montrose Metro I building. Mark told me a fascinating story about the building, in which his firm is now located: Mark and his former partners were the first tenants of the Montrose Metro I building in 1987. Mark recently moved his firm into part of the old space that his old firm once occupied. It was really important to Mark to stay in the White Flint sector and it was quite fitting to move back into this building. His clients are used to coming to this area and he didn’t want to change that.
Mark is truly excited for the development and changes coming to the White Flint sector, both as a resident and as a business owner. The development will provide many amenities from which both residents and business owners can benefit from.