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    Leading assurance, tax and advisory services to real estate

Real Estate

Helping real estate businesses to flourish

BDO is a trusted adviser to leading real estate organisations, providing assurance, tax and advisory services to support them in delivering shareholder value and commercial success. Clients value our technical expertise, real estate industry focus and network of contacts which helps them to confidently navigate the daily challenges facing their business.

BDO has one of the largest and experienced real estate teams in the UK, with over 200 people advising on UK and international assurance, tax and transactional matters. We work with a range of real estate businesses including large UK and global private and listed businesses as well as privately owned, start-up and entrepreneurial organisations. Our in depth knowledge of the real estate sector ensures that we are able to support the growth and future needs of our clients covering regulatory, corporate governance and structuring.

Our tax team advises on tax structuring, capital allowances, inward/outward investment, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and VAT helping clients to manage critical real estate accounting issues. We also provide regular updates and guidance with regard to latest tax matters including the forthcoming tax governance requirements for large businesses to publish their tax strategy and the OECD BEPS Action 4 recommendations regarding the tax deductibility of interest on property.

Alongside the audit and tax compliance teams, BDO’s sector expertise includes equity and property debt financing, business restructuring, forensics, corporate finance, capital raising, corporate streamlining and real estate M&A. We also have specialist teams providing business services and accounting and other assurance services such as service charge accounting, turnover certificates, bank covenant reporting and bespoke assurance reporting.

We have a representative on the Reporting Committee at The European Listed Property Sector Association (EPRA) and on the Tax Committees at The British Property Federation (BPF), The European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV) and the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).

Our Business Services and Accounting team also provide outsourced accounting services for a number of real estate clients including day to day accounting and management reporting, VAT, payment services and company secretarial services.

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