Michael L. Hetchkop

Principal, Lease Audit

Cresa Washington DC

2 Bethesda Metro Center
Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.951.6500 main
301.841.6532 dd
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Cresa Baltimore, MD

729 East Pratt Street, Suite 850
Baltimore, MD 21202
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410.558.6192 main


Michael Hetchkop, Principal of Cresa Washington DC's Lease Forensics & Enforcement division, joined Cresa in February 2009. He is a tenant financial advisor who brings over 30 years of impressive, innovative ideas and unmatched expertise to tenants advised by Cresa.

Mr. Hetchkop has pioneered the analytical method known as the Operating Expense Passthrough Review in the Washington, DC area. Since joining Cresa, his team’s Operating Expense Passthrough Reviews have saved over $30 million for Cresa clients. He has also qualified as an expert witness in cases involving passthrough expenses.

As a tenant financial advisor, Michael runs financial analyses to compare different leasing and/or equity scenarios for Cresa clients. Cresa has multiple financial modeling options which Michael utilizes depending on the needs of the tenant. His understanding of passthroughs and the commercial real estate market enables him to provide his tenants with the most accurate financial models possible.

Professional Experience

Prior to advising tenants, Michael was an accountant for an area landlord and developer. This experience gave him the knowledge to uncover mistakes and errors in billings to tenants. 

Michael has lectured at many local and national conferences including the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, the Finance and Accounting Roundtable, Top 20 Accounting firms, and NAIOP. Michael is also an adjunct faculty professor of the Masters of Real Estate program at Georgetown University.


Adjunct Faculty Professor, Masters of Real Estate program, Georgetown University


  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Expert Witness


  • M.B.A. Finance, New York University
  • B.A. Accounting, The State University of New York at Albany (SUNY)