As Controller for The Habitat Company, Anna Lu supervises the development of the accounting team and manages the workflow for all financial reporting for a portfolio consisting of market rate, public housing, condominium, affordable, student housing and commercial properties. She also is responsible for the oversight of accounting policies and procedures, internal controls and data management, along with her responsibilities for training team members in budget and financial reporting.
Anna Lu possess over 19 years of professional work experience in real estate accounting, which includes 15 years with the Habitat Company. Ms. Lu is well versed with the accounting demands needed for property management. She is a well-organized professional with extensive experience in GAAP, financial analysis and reporting, budget preparation, planning and scheduling, new development and acquisitions, taxation, and cash management.
Prior to joining Habitat, Anna was a senior accountant for Realty Systems, Inc., a division of Equity Residential, where she was responsible for the preparation of financial statements for a portfolio of 50 properties and maintaining, as well as monitoring a mortgage/loan portfolio with over 400 loans financed though the company.
Anna Lu graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996, where she earned a bachelor's degree in accounting with magna cum laude honors.