NRTA’s distinguished Certified Commercial Lease Administrator Certificate Program Faculty now features seven Expert Presenters

Welcome to our team, Matt Waters, CPA!

Matt is Costar Real Estate Manager’s Director of Lease Accounting. He joins Industry Leaders Kim Finnegan, Lisa Krizek, Ingrid Kushinsky, Kathy Powers-Middlecoop, Debbie Ravel, and Albert Stabile for this groundbreaking New CERTIFICATE Program benefitting all Commercial Tenants.


Created by experts. Taught by experts. A game changer.

The new semester — System Proficiency — focuses on lease controls and subprocesses says NRTA Executive Director Lisa Krizek. The first live lesson takes place Tue., April 9, 2024.

Expanding the CCLA 2024 Faculty to include Matt Waters exemplifies NRTA’s commitment to educational excellence.

“We were seeking a speaker with extensive knowledge and practical experience with ASC 842 lease accounting standards,” Lisa said. “Matt’s role will involve addressing any questions or concerns that arise from the students during these sessions. His expertise and insights will be invaluable in enhancing the learning experience for our CCLA participants.”

CCLA’s live, interactive lessons are scheduled weekly on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm ET. Registration is open now for Semesters 1, 2, and 3. Self-guided course work can be taken on-demand at any time.

“It is important to note that professionals interested in pursuing this high level of professional development can choose how the education works best for them,” Lisa said. “Participants can opt to attend Live Online events via Zoom, or at a time convenient to the student by accessing the recorded classwork available through the programs’ online education portal.”

She concluded, “We are thrilled that Matt is available — and willing — to join us for these top-notch tenant education sessions. The NRTA community warmly welcomes you to our CCLA Faculty Team.”

The Certified Lease Administrator Certificate Program is designed for office, retail, healthcare, specialty, and industrial occupiers. Learn more at