Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction

Our specialised Real Estate and Construction team understand the challenges facing the sector today. We work with a range of private, publicly-listed and entrepreneurial companies including developers, investors, funds, builders and SMEs who benefit from our industry knowledge and global office network spanning 167 countries.
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 targetting 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.

As the industry continues to rely less on traditional forms of financing, experienced and forward-looking guidance is extremely important.

BDO Northern Ireland's Real Estate and Construction team draws on the resources of experienced sector professionals as well as direct access to an extensive national and international network. 
As audit, tax and consulting advisors, we provide swift resolution to issues and challenges, from acquisitions and funding to real estate tax and other incentives. Our team are experienced in working with developers and builders and leverage that experience to provide unique insight into the market conditions in Northern Ireland and further afield.

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 expertis, 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 state tax and tax structuring
  • Capital allowances
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • VAT
  • Equity and property debt financing 
  • Businesses restructuring and Corporate streamlining
  • Corporate finance, M&A and raising capital
  • Forensics
  • Valuations
  • Service charge accounting and property management accounting services

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The personal touch of solution driven ideas and the ability to simplify complex issues to aid understanding separates BDO’s team from others.