We are pleased to announce that Grant Thornton LLP and AEC Property Tax Solutions have entered in to an alliance agreement that will bring increased service offerings to our real estate clients.

AEC Property Tax Solutions is a leader in providing tax management and tax minimization and recovery services, helping clients maximize property value and minimize occupancy costs. In business for over 40 years, they have offices across Canada and their clients’ real estate portfolios include corporate offices, distribution facilities, manufacturing assets and retail outlets in both owned and leased locations.

This agreement brings additional services to the already broad list of insight and experience we bring to help our client’s growth. Please contact Bo Mocherniak, National Construction Real Estate and Hospitality Leader, if you would like more information.

Real estate, construction and hospitality | Development and construction

If you’re involved in the development, construction or asset management of a commercial real estate venture, you have your own unique set of responsibilities.

In addition to the issues faced by owners—such as tax planning and financing—there are a variety of other factors and considerations involved in the building and management of a property.

The experts at Grant Thornton LLP are available to assist you throughout the process. We can help with the project management side of a venture by performing feasibility studies, financing assistance and bringing a project to completion. Our key service offerings incl Blueprintsude

Financing alternatives
Different types of projects require different financing offerings. We can help you decide whether a bank, private lender or public offering (IPO) has the best financing options to suit your particular needs.

Tax planning
In today’s constantly-changing tax environment, it can be difficult to keep up. We can help you ensure your company is up-to-date on a variety of tax issues, such as the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), as well as assist you in negotiating the complexities surrounding transfer pricing and international tax planning. If you’re an international company looking to invest in Canada, we can help you navigate Canada’s tax system and offer guidance in the realm of tax structuring.

Litigation support
When you’re dealing with development and construction, it’s not uncommon for legal disputes to arise. Grant Thornton LLP can provide the assistance you need regardless of your circumstances, including mediation and arbitration services, litigation consulting and expert testimony support.

Forensic services
We can help you ensure that your project is completed on time and on budget, with the appropriate safety measures in place—such as anti-money laundering protection and project tendering.

Audit and financial statement reporting are just more areas where we can assist you. 

Project finance
If you’re lookingto pursue a public-private partnership and have yet to find a project that’s right for you—or you’ve got the right opportunity lined up and need some help getting from start to finish—Grant Thornton Raymond Chabot Infrastructure Inc has the expertise to provide you with the full suite of government infrastructure advisory services.