Real Estate & Construction

Leading assurance, tax and advisory services to real estate.

Real Estate & Construction

Our cityscapes and urban environments are changing at a rapid pace, driving a future-proofing of assets and new investment opportunities and changing business models.

Property landlords are grappling with changes in demand in both commercial offices and retail premises as tenants rethink the size of and need for their real estate footprint. Property investors and funds are increasingly looking for assurance on social impact and are specifically targeting assets that have a positive Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) effect.

Digital transformation threatens established business models but also provides new solutions and efficiencies. ‘Smart cities’ and greater connectivity will see a change in how our buildings and infrastructure are built, managed and interlinked.

Our clients rely on our Real estate and Construction team to help them confidently navigate these trends as well as daily challenges they and their businesses face. They have access to one of the largest teams of real estate and construction specialists in the UK, with over 300 people advising on UK and international assurance, tax and transactional matters. Alongside this our clients benefit from BDO’s international real estate and construction network that spans 167 countries.

Whether you are a privately owned or publicly listed and whatever your size, from start-up to large UK or global enterprise, we have the approach and resources to meet your needs. More AIM real estate companies trust us with their audit than any other firm and over half of all REITS listed on the London Stock Exchange work with us as well.

Our clients turn to us when buying, selling, developing and asset managing property portfolios or investing in a wide range of asset classes.

Clients can draw on our technical expertise, deep industry knowledge and extensive network of contacts to support delivering shareholder value and commercial success. The services and issues our clients trust us with include;

  • Regulatory
  • Corporate governance
  • Structuring
  • Real estate tax and tax structuring
  • Capital Allowances
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • VAT
  • Equity and property debt financing
  • Business restructuring and Corporate streamlining
  • Corporate finance, M&A and raising capital
  • Forensics 
  • Valuations
  • Service charge accounting and property management accounting services

Our Business Services and Outsourcing 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.

We are active members of the British Property Federation (BPF), the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV) and the Scottish Property Federation among others.

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