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We provide a variety of assurance, tax and consulting services for hundreds of private and public real estate entities, including opportunity funds, private equity portfolio companies, pension funds and advisors, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), institutional investors, joint ventures, asset and property managers, brokerage and advisory firms, developers, owners and investors and Fortune 100 companies.

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Real estate tax year in review—and a look ahead

It’s been a busy year for the real estate industry. Here are highlights of the year and a look ahead for real estate tax policy.

  • John Luksis

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A warning light for commercial real estate?

Entering the late portion of the business cycle, commercial real estate is still feeling the effects of the recession.

  • Joe Brusuelas, Richard Edelheit, Tom Green

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PATH act increases tax benefit of foreign investment in US real estate

Recent tax changes to FIRPTA may affect foreign investors in U.S. real estate and real property interests.

  • Korey Collins, Nick Passini, Don Susswein

Popular Insights

Exorcise your ghost assets: Stop paying unnecessary property tax

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Exorcise your ghost assets: Stop paying unnecessary property tax

Fully-depreciated fixed assets can haunt your property taxes for years. Identify and fully dispense ghost assets to avoid excess taxation.

  • Chris Atwell
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  • May 11, 2017
Tax Court denies taxpayer’s loss on real estate activities

TAX ALERT

Tax Court denies taxpayer’s loss on real estate activities

The Tax Court has reiterated that contemporaneous documentation is important when substantiating activity to avoid passive treatment.

  • Ed Decker
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  • April 21, 2017
3 things for landlords to remember about CAM reconciliations

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3 things for landlords to remember about CAM reconciliations

Understanding the unique terms of each lease can result in realizing the full profit potential of the property.

  • Sandra Adam
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  • April 13, 2017

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Tax planning for a nonresident entering the U.S. tax system

When entering the U.S. tax system through investment or relocation, a nonresident faces unique tax reporting and filing obligations.

  • Rolando Garcia, Angela X. Qian
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  • April 03, 2017

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New regulations for Subpart F and CFC investment in US property

Final regs update some categories of subpart F income, treatment of foreign-held U.S. property in transactions that involve partnerships.

  • Adnan Islam, Tony Kim
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  • April 03, 2017
Home away from home

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Home away from home

A persistent low-yield environment continues to spur Asian real estate investors to shed their home country bias.

  • Michael Schwartz
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  • February 28, 2017

INSIGHT ARTICLE

The House Tax Reform Blueprint: What would the building inspector say?

RSM Principal Don Susswein explores the potential impact of the domestic proposals found in the House GOP Tax Reform Blueprint.

  • Don Susswein
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  • February 23, 2017
Retail’s disruptive trend is real estate's challenge and opportunity

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Retail’s disruptive trend is real estate's challenge and opportunity

RSM industry leaders share insights on how the evolving retail landscape is affecting the real estate industry.

  • John Nicolopoulos, Michael Schwartz
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  • February 07, 2017

INSIGHT ARTICLE

IRS targets syndicated conservation easements

IRS issued Notice 2017-10, designating syndicated conservation easements as a listed transaction requiring disclosure.

  • Tom Windram
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  • February 01, 2017

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Are you a materially-participating real estate professional

Taxpayers should not assume that simply working in real estate satisfies the tests to qualify as a real estate professional.

  • Jennifer Seaton, John Luksis, Beth Gardner
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  • January 25, 2017

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Real estate tax year in review—and a look ahead

It’s been a busy year for the real estate industry. Here are highlights of the year and a look ahead for real estate tax policy.

  • John Luksis
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  • January 03, 2017

INSIGHT ARTICLE

How technology helps construction companies attract and retain talent

Construction firms should consider how the creation of a distinctive employer-of-choice brand can help retain a strong workforce.

  • Bill Kracunas, Chris Wetmore
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  • December 09, 2016

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National Real Estate
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