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Real estate and construction companies operate in a highly competitive, increasingly complex environment. Skilled labour shortages, changing government regulations, and economic volatility must constantly be assessed within the framework of short-term objectives and long-term vision.

In an industry susceptible to large-scale economic trends, BDO provides specialized services to help land developers, home builders, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and commercial real estate planners adapt to shifts in the market. Our team handles a range of complex projects including the structuring of international real estate, public-private partnerships (P3s), and multi-use properties.

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Resources to support your business

ESG in construction: managing risks and driving profits

Sustainability risk is both a significant challenge and the source of significant opportunity for the construction industry. Recognizing the challenges is key to mitigating the risks, helping to future-proof profitability.

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2022 BDO Workplace transformation report

BDO shares learnings from their global survey of Managing Partners on how the firm is fostering a flexible and productive workplace culture—utilizing adaptable workplace strategies and initiatives—post-pandemic.

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Preventing fraud in the real estate and construction industry

Even real estate and construction companies that have good systems in place to prevent fraud have still been victims of fraud scams. Being proactive instead of reactive is key, and that starts with recognizing fraud and the strategizing and planning accordingly.

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Guidance and advice that service the real estate & construction industry

Building trust with your stakeholders requires meeting regulatory requirements, adhering to accounting standards, and being transparent with your financial reporting. Our Audit & Assurance teams use their deep industry knowledge and access to the latest data to help you keep up with the ever-changing regulatory landscape, including ESG reporting, complete complex audits, and meet tight deadlines.

Timely and objective insight into your asset value is critical to making informed business decisions. From obtaining financing to insuring, buying, or selling property, the fine details are critical to a real estate appraisal. BDO's integrated, national team applies its in-depth, local knowledge of real estate markets across Canada and extending to the U.S., allowing us to serve clients with portfolios in multiple jurisdictions.

BDO Tax professionals can help you remain compliant and stay on top of new developments. We offer a full range of integrated, multidisciplinary tax services that allow us to address multiple client issues—helping you streamline your tax operations.

Canada's host of indirect taxes can be overwhelming. BDO's Indirect Tax team understands the intricacies of Canada's tax rules and advises clients on the measures to identify tax efficiencies and drive value. We help companies manage their compliance obligations, improve cash flow, identify tax or duty recovery opportunities, and more.

BDO's SR&ED and Government Incentives team uses a comprehensive approach to helping clients access funding through critical stages, from early development to global scaling. We work with clients to develop a funding road map to match the appropriate funding to their evolution and to integrate it with their overall capitalization.

BDO's U.S. Tax practice helps businesses and individuals in Canada minimize their U.S. tax burden. Our practice combines the knowledge and experience of tax professionals on both sides of the border, providing personalized service through a single point of contact.

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