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A guide to our industry expertise Real estate & construction


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A guide to our industry expertise Real estate & construction

  1. 1. A guide to our industry expertiseReal estate & construction
  2. 2. When agility is key, strong advicehelps drive successAlong with the rest of the global economy, the The Grant Thornton advantagecommercial property sector is in a period of rapid • the Grant Thornton real estate and constructionchange, with both owners and builders questioning team provides assurance, tax and advisorycurrent strategies and future expectations. services to real estate and constructionCompanies face a series of evolving challenges, such companies around the globeas protecting profits while continuing to invest; • we serve a diverse range of constructionseizing international opportunities; differentiating businesses, from quoted companies to smallertheir products and services; retaining and attracting family owned businessestalent; and cultivating stronger relationships with • we act for a range of property businesses,lenders and fund managers. Whether you are an including offshore investors, publicly tradedowner or a builder, real estate success increasingly companies, sole traders and property investmenthinges on getting good advice as you tackle these fundscomplex issues. Our dedicated teams address your • our partner led teams form productive, longbusiness’s specific needs, from helping construction term client relationshipscompanies with tax, audit and strategic advice, to • we are one of the world’s leading organisationshelping real estate companies minimise costs and of independently owned and managedmaximise stakeholder returns. With a recognised accounting and consulting firms, with access tocombination of global market knowledge, deep the knowledge and expertise of more than 2,500industry experience and comprehensive business partners in over 100, Grant Thornton can help you adaptquickly to the changing sector dynamics, avoidingthe risks and pitfalls and leverage opportunity in anincreasingly competitive marketplace.
  3. 3. Grant Thornton knowledgeand experienceAs one of the leading specialist advisers Our clients are:to the real estate and construction • businesses that occupy propertyindustry, our proven solutions incorporate • office, retail and industrial ownerstax, audit and strategic advice for every and developerssector and niche. We review each client’s • offshore investorsunique business, considering stakeholder • property investment fundsobjectives and the bespoke planning • property management firmsopportunities available. As a result, we • real estate investment trusts (REITs)provide objective advice and purpose • residential owners and developers.driven solutions that consistently help realestate and construction companies increasein profitability and value.
  4. 4. Our real estate & constructionservicesIn addition to providing traditional audit • internal audit servicesand tax services, we can assist real estate • international operationscompanies with: • lease audits• audit compliance • litigation support• business appraisals and valuation • minimising indirect tax• business structuring • operational and policy reviews• business recovery and re-organisation • portfolio reviews• capital allowances planning and evaluation • project finance• compensation and employee benefits • purchase price allocations• construction and contract reviews • qualified contract calculations• construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and • reducing acquisition cost employment status matters • risk management• corporate acquisition and disposal • state and local tax compliance• cost segregation studies • strategic growth and planning services• due diligence services • tax planning• exit strategies • transfer pricing• financing alternatives • transaction structuring• forensic services • valuation consulting• fund structuring • VAT and stamp duty land tax advice.• information systems consulting
  5. 5. A natural choice for internationalcompaniesOur real estate and construction experts Global contacts France Spain Global leader and UK Mathieu Devillers Fernando Beltráncome from member firms around the Clare Hartnell T +33 (0) 1 56 21 03 03 T +34 91 576 39 99world. With access to this global T +44 (0)20 7728 2388 E E’s knowledge base, credentials, E and regional insights, Grant Pascal Vialla Sweden Australia T +33 (0) 1 56 21 03 03 Marcus TobiassonThornton can help you to enable and Sian Sinclair E T +46 8 563 073 27drive the success of both existing and T +61 7 3222 0200 E real estate investments, no matter E India Daniel Stefels United Stateswhere you are operating or where you Brazil T +91 965 000 2967 Greg Rossare looking to expand. Maria Regina Abdo E T +1 704 632 6817 Contact a Grant Thornton real estate T + 55 11 3886 4800 E E David Jonesand construction expert today to find out T +91 124 4628 081 Alvin Wadehow we can help. Octavio Zampirollo E T +1 214 561 2340 T + 55 11 3886 5100 E E Ireland Colin Feely Canada T +353 (0)1 6805616 Bo Mocherniak E T + 1 416 366 0100 E Benoit Egan T +1 514 878 2691 E
  6. 6. Our global organisationGrant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations ofindependently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms.These firms provide assurance, tax and advisory services to privately heldbusinesses and public interest entities. Clients of member firms can accessthe knowledge and experience of more than 2,500 partners in over 100countries and consistently receive a distinctive, high quality andpersonalised service wherever they choose to do© 2011 Grant Thornton International Ltd. All rights reserved.Grant Thornton International Ltd (Grant Thornton International) andthe member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services aredelivered independently by the member firms.