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Real Estate

In the ever changing real estate market, service providers are in business to create and deliver real value for clients, shareholders and employees. Companies operating as service providers must consistently evolve and adapt to new client expectations and changes in the overall market by providing the highest quality of market insight.

Elite is a recognized leader in providing services to real estate service providers. Elite is distinguished from the competition by offering a seasoned team of practitioners with deep real estate industry knowledge and insights. We have experience advising on complex tax structures, financing alternatives, build joint-venture arrangements, limited partnership structuring, interest rate hedging alternatives, business acquisition and divestitures, property valuations and local tax issues.

Services offered

  • Financial statements and internal control audits
  • Financial accounting and reporting advisory
  • Taxation – international, national, state and local
  • Indirect tax – VAT, excise, customs and duties
  • Finance transformation
  • Litigation and dispute consulting
  • Environmental consulting
  • M&A transaction services
  • Valuation

REITs and Property Companies

Public and private operating companies, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), have undergone consolidation during the past few years, and those with more sophisticated management teams have emerged as leaders in office, industrial, retail, hospitality and multifamily segments.

Elite is a leader in the REIT market, providing services to many of the largest REITs and property companies. Cross-service line teams are experienced in providing a wide range of services to REITs and potential REITs, assisting with initial REIT structuring, strategy development, operational and financial transformation, on-going compliance and M&A activity including acquisitions and disposals. Elite is regularly consulted by governments of countries who are looking at introducing a REIT regime.

Elite also has extensive experience coordinating global audit, tax and other services with a strong track record of seamless, high-quality services and meeting deadlines.

Elite aims to help REITs and property companies realize the full potential of their assets and respective businesses. We can provide services for a wide array of REITs such as public REITs, non-traded REITs, private REITs and mortgage REITs.

Services offered

Ongoing
  • Financial statements and internal control audits
  • Global equity and debt offering services
  • Taxation – international, national, state and local
  • REIT compliance
  • Finance transformation
  • Integration, divestiture and restructuring
  • IT systems strategy, selection and implementation
  • Valuation – business and property
  • M&A transaction services
New REITs and REIT conversion
  • Feasibility studies
  • Pre-conversion tax structuring and tax authority clearances
  • Capital raising and capital market strategies
  • Initial public offering (IPO) readiness
  • IPO, registration and offering services
  • Accounting support

Real Estate Funds and Investors

In today's environment, existing and newly formed real estate funds face many challenges. The tumultuous economy has made it difficult for existing funds to continue to perform at the superior risk-adjusted returns that investors have come to expect.

On the other hand, while certain new funds find it more difficult to raise new capital needed to get their products off the ground, funds dedicated to investing in distressed real estate assets and debt securities are focused on taking advantage of a robust pipeline of opportunities in today's domestic and international real estate markets.

Elite teams provide a broad range of advice to institutional real estate investors and private equity real estate fund managers of global real estate funds. Our work encompasses every stage of the fund investment cycle.

Services offered

Real estate fund formation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Tax planning, structuring, optimization and modeling
  • Capital raising and capital market strategies
  • Financial accounting and reporting advisory
  • Accounting due diligence
  • Global equity and debt offering services
Ongoing
  • Financial statement audits
  • Tax compliance
  • Finance transformation
  • M&A transaction services
  • Valuation – business and property
  • Transition sourcing, advisory and due diligence
  • Taxation – international, national, state and local
  • Integration, divestiture and restructuring
  • IT systems strategy, selection and implementation

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