posts tagged as Real Estate


By David Berliner | March 26, 2019

Retail in the Red: BDO’s Bi-Annual Bankruptcy Update

Despite a strong economy, marked by healthy consumer spending, low unemployment levels and controlled inflation rates, the U.S. retail industry saw several high-profile bankruptcy filings in the second half of 2018. On the heels of a... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 19, 2019

Minimizing Tax Liability without QIP Guidance

Lack of clarity around the tax treatment of Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may result in higher than expected tax bills for retailers that made renovations and improvements during 2018... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 08, 2019

An Opportunity Zones Guide for Restaurants

Restaurants built in Opportunity Zones can help vitalize underserved communities and attract local talent while offering its owners a highly valued tax incentive. But what should potential investors keep in mind when evaluating the... read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | January 31, 2019

Video: Brick-and-Mortar Retailing Goes Experiential

As e-commerce continues to drive consumers away from physical stores, brick-and-mortar retailers are faced with a decision: Innovate or Shutter. Is experiential retailing the key to regaining foot traffic? Natalie Kotlyar shares her take... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | January 08, 2019

Navigating the New Age of Retail Real Estate

Despite strong year-end sales, the U.S. retail landscape remains rife with uncertainty as retail bankruptcies and store closures continue to gain momentum. Meanwhile, mall operators and retail REITs, left with vacant spaces from... read more


By David Berliner | November 19, 2018

Retail Bankruptcies Reshape Dining Experiences in Malls

Shifting consumer preferences mean that many retailers are leaving malls behind – but restaurants continue to play a substantial role in modernized retail concepts. read more


By Scott Ziemer | July 20, 2018

For Maximum Savings, Retailers Must Meet Tax Depreciation Deadline

The October 15, 2018 tax depreciation deadline for C-corporations is quickly approaching and retailers must act fast to capitalize on savings. read more


By Patricia Brandstetter | June 27, 2018

Tax Reform Drafting Errors Hurt Restaurants & Retailers

Retailers and restaurants have been generally supportive of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but two Congressional drafting errors could severely affect the industries regarding the depreciation of improvement property and the utilization of... read more


By Jeff Tubaugh | March 02, 2018

Cost Segregation Studies Have Valuable Benefits Under Both New and Old Tax Rules

With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many companies are in a crunch to maximize their 2017 tax year deductions before tax rates drop and reduce the value of their deductions. Cost segregation studies are a valuable tool... read more


By Kari Maue | January 18, 2018

Accounting for Closed Store Lease Obligations

It’s never easy making the decision to close a store, but once the choice is made, it’s important to understand how that decision will impact your GAAP financial statements. One critical factor to consider is the treatment of your... read more