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Public Real Estate Companies

EisnerAmper’s Real Estate Services Group provides a wide array of audit, tax and advisory services to public real estate companies. The members of our team have broad hands-on experience in complex real estate transactions involving billions of dollars. 

We approach each engagement with a big picture perspective, working across our many specialties to provide each client with a comprehensive service solution that works for their specific needs. As a leading service provider for financial service companies as well as family offices, EisnerAmper is also uniquely positioned to create synergies that help our real estate clients grow their businesses.

Real Estate Auditing and Assurance Services

  • Real Estate Audit and Review of Financial Statements, including Internal Control over Financial Reporting
  • Real Estate Audit of acquired company financial statements in accordance with Regulation S-X 210.3-14 (real estate acquisition) or Regulation S-X 210.3-05 (business acquisition)
  • Real Estate Internal Audit – to support the internal control and financial statement requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (404)
  • Technical Accounting Consultation
  • Due Diligence for Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Reporting Requirements, including potential changes to lease accounting rules
  • Employee Benefit Plans, including Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution and Health and Welfare Plans

Real Estate Tax Services

  • Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Compliance Planning
    • Monitoring/Evaluating Quarterly/Annual REIT Tests
    • Dividend Policy Assistance
    • Assistance with TRS – REIT Structure (such as lease payments – IRC 482 matters)
  • State and Local Tax
    • State and Local Credit, Grant and Incentive Procurement
    • Sales Tax Implications of Shared Services Agreements
    • Sales and Use Tax Analysis of Purchases and Additions
    • Income/Franchise Tax Planning
    • Audit Defense
    • Ruling Requests
    • Personal Property Taxes
  • Real Estate Tax Credit Analysis
  • Sale – Leaseback Structuring
  • Tax Reporting Form Assistance (such as Form 1099s reporting requirements)
  • International Tax Implications
    • Reporting Assistance for U.S. Owners of Foreign Assets or Foreign Investment in U.S.
    • Ownership Structuring
    • FIRPTA Planning/Analysis
    • Intercompany REIT Transactions
  • Assistance with Property/Lease Valuations
  • Earnings and Profit Study
  • Tax Controversy Group to assist with IRS or State Examinations

Information Technology (IT) and Consulting

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Fraud Review and Assessments
  • SSAE 16
  • IT Governance
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Lease and Contract Compliance

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