Real estate markets globally are undergoing a period of virtually unprecedented turmoil. In the U.S. the problems stem from a struggling economy, poor property fundamentals and declining residential and commercial real estate values. Moreover, many lending institutions expect additional defaults in coming years resulting from the lack of available credit and maturities of commercial mortgage-backed securities. These conditions are mirrored overseas.
The partners and directors of BDO’s Real Estate practice combine experience as accounting, tax and consulting advisors with in-depth knowledge of the industry to provide timely guidance to help you address these issues. From assisting real estate investment trusts (REITs) with access to equity markets to helping real estate operating companies (REOCs) and developers deal with uncertain market conditions, BDO serves clients across all segments of the industry with relationships extending to real estate investment funds, private equity, hedge funds, lodging and condominium developers.
Whether you’re looking to minimize your tax liability or comply with asset and income tests, you seek proactive guidance from your advisors. Our Real Estate professionals provide swift resolution of technical issues and questions through partner-led client service teams and direct access to technical leaders. This is particularly important in an area as complex as real estate. We also bring to bear seasoned resources in areas such as valuations or due diligence to help you address impairment issues or other challenges and opportunities.
The real estate market is truly global, and BDO clients value our international reach. From structuring acquisitions and international disclosures to cost segregation studies and the preparation of U.S. income and withholding tax forms, our global network in more than 100 countries stands ready to serve, wherever in the world you do business.