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Real Estate & Construction

BDO Canada Real Estate & Construction Industry
BDO serves more than 7,500 clients in the real estate and construction industry.​
Whether you are an investor, developer, builder, or contractor, the challenges and opportunities in the industry have never been greater. The real estate and construction industry continues to face increased market volatility and risks driven by economic and financial factors. Our clients tell us of the ongoing challenge of increasing revenue in a difficult and evolving market. 
 
Our clients operate across all sectors of the real estate and construction industries. Whether they are developing, constructing or investing in office towers, shopping malls, industrial parks, residential subdivisions, multi-residential properties, mixed use properties, or infrastructure, they come to us because we have the experience they need.
 
We develop our services to help our clients address the key issues in the real estate and construction industry, and we have specialized knowledge and experience in key sectors, including:
  • Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Development
  • Construction
  • Land Development and Home Building
  • Real Estate Investment and Leasing and REITs
  • Other General Real Estate

Real Estate and Construction specialties

Preparing tax returns and audited financial statements is only the beginning of our
industry-specific services. To add additional value, we use our experience, knowledge and vast network of contacts in the industry to help clients:

  • Understand accounting policy choices and how they impact key financial ratios that banks and financiers look to in assessing loan applications
  • Structure investment vehicles and syndications to help raise capital at the lowest possible cost by taking advantage of numerous favourable tax structures
  • Take advantage of the latest technology solutions to stay on top of costs, investments and reporting obligations, while keeping accounting costs to a minimum
  • Benefit from industry-specific rules and regulations that provide tax relief and deferrals, both nationally and internationally
  • Avoid the pitfalls and potential of double taxation
  • Connect with investors, lenders, sellers, real estate and construction professionals
  • Understand internal controls and implement efficient and strong processes and procedures to safeguard assets and ensure reliable financial reporting
  • Navigate the complex governance and regulatory requirements of the public markets
  • Understand the benefits of good governance and financial reporting policies
 
At BDO, we help clients address their changing needs in all key segments of the real estate and construction industry. Our professionals have a wide range of financial, advisory and industry experience in over 50 countries throughout the world. We have developed our services to help our clients address the key issues in the industry. These include:
  • Assurance
  • Taxation
  • Risk management
  • Financial advisory
  • Technology solutions
  • Transaction services
  • Business transition
For more information on our specialized services, please see our real estate and construction services brochure.
 
Industry involvement
 
Our commitment to our clients is paramount - but it starts with a commitment to the real estate and construction industry. Our active participation in several industry organizations enables us to be knowledgeable and responsive to emerging issues. We sit on executive boards, contribute to financial advisory committees, and hold seminars on industry issues that help our clients, as well as the industry. Our specific industry involvement with industry associations includes:
  • Real Property Association of Canada (REALPac)
  • Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP)
  • Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA)
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
  • Urban Development Institute (UDI)
  • Building Owners Association of Canada (BOMA)
  • Buildex
  • Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP)
  • Ontario Road Builders' Association
 More information on BDO events and publications is available below: