Real estate companies often find themselves facing a number of complex challenges unique to their sector. Between refinancing legacy portfolios, raising new capital in a complex regulatory environment, and adjusting to evolving accounting standards, it is critical to have a company by your side who knows the industry. The real estate team at Squar Milner is with you every step of the way. We stand ready and able to handle these new economic, regulatory, and accounting challenges.

We take pride in understanding what it takes to maintain a high-quality asset portfolio, minimize construction costs, address risks and regulatory concerns, reduce operating expenses, and source debt and equity for new projects. Our team has been through it themselves through their own experiences as executives in the real estate industry. And now they are ready to bring that background and accounting expertise to help you through every project lifecycle with comprehensive solutions to both protect and enhance your business.

KEY CONTACTS

We’ll guide you through every step of the lifecycle.

Our Real Estate Services

Real Estate Industry

AUDIT

Our audit and assurance services rely on a risk-based approach where we analyze our clients’ core business processes for specific risks. From there we design our procedures to devote more time and resources to significant business processes. We look for areas of opportunity to strengthen internal control and operating efficiency.

  • GAAP, fair value and tax basis audits
  • Assistance with registration statements
  • Internal control evaluation and studies (SOX 404)
  • Acquisition audits
  • Purchase price allocations
  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • SSAE No. 18

TAX

As a real estate organization, numerous tax consequences and alternatives will have to be evaluated to minimize, defer, or eliminate taxes. Focused on maximizing after tax profits and available cash, our tax professionals provide well-thought out plans for your specific tax needs.

  • Compliance
  • Transactional structuring
  • Section 1031 exchanges
  • Entity selection
  • REIT analysis
  • International tax strategies
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Tax modeling and strategies
  • Cost segregation analysis
Real Estate Industry
Real Estate Industry

CONSULTING

In contrast to our counterparts, we do not believe real estate consulting is an academic exercise. Between our forensic, bankruptcy, and litigation support practice and our real estate consulting practice, we are here to provide you with the services you need.

  • Acquisition and divestiture
  • Business and financial analysis
  • Cash flow projections
  • Claims and construction analysis
  • Cost segregation analysis
  • Purchase price allocations
  • Due diligence procedures
  • Management of operating businesses
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Valuation and paydown analysis
  • Transactional and tax structuring
High quality service backed by decades of experience.

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