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Our Real Estate services professionals have gained this wisdom through accumulated years of experience working with and in a variety of real estate-related businesses and organizations.

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Real estate owners benefit from our reputation with lenders and investors

You can depend on our business advisors to know about the trends, challenges, and legislation affecting the real estate industry. It’s a part of our firm philosophy to come prepared to solve problems. We like to say “your business is our business.”

Our real estate specialists also come with entrepreneurial spirits and can-do attitudes. Their goal is to help you thrive. And they bring experience. They serve more than 1,000 construction and real estate companies, among them private/public Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), affordable housing developers and operators, real estate investors, residential and commercial developers, and hotel owners. 

You will benefit from our real estate relationships

Because of the real estate team’s reputation for hard work and honesty, you will also benefit from the respect they have earned in the marketplace — the relationships they have with investor groups, bonding companies, banks, and attorneys.

Those relationships are particularly important in times when credit problems in the residential subprime market have spilled over into the commercial market freezing, up the credit and putting a chill on transactions.

If you need help navigating today’s credit markets, you can depend on our trusted real estate professionals with good relationships to help you. They have tremendous experience assisting owners and developers negotiate with lenders to find out-of-court solutions to debt problems.

Building success on collaboration and strategies

In an effort to best serve our real estate clients, our professionals are always collaborating with their 1,600 colleagues with specialties from technology to tax incentives. For instance, during financial statement audits, our auditors will look for opportunities for your organization to increase case flow and operate more efficiently.

Our auditors do more than collect data, they look for solutions and when they see an opportunity, they can consult with a colleague who can help you collect on a tax credit or improve the information sharing between your departments.

You can expect us to be proactive when it comes to your taxes

You can depend on us to take a proactive approach to your tax planning needs. As regulations at the local, state, federal, and international levels change, our tax advisors routinely combine their collective industry knowledge and experience to develop new tax strategies and amend existing ones so that our real estate clients can take full advantage of opportunities to reduce their tax burdens.

When the strategy calls for it, you can also rely on a multidisciplinary team of specialists. For instance, we have lawyers, engineers, architects, and energy experts who can help document your tax positions when it comes to tax credits and incentives, covering activities such as energy-saving improvements and cost segregation.

We are continually looking for ways to better serve our real estate clients and help them thrive. When you begin working with us, you will notice a difference. We are truly dedicated to the success of our clients.


Plante Moran tax consultants specialize in serving the real estate industry with tax planning strategies that can help you save money.

Financial Statement Audit

Plante Moran accountants can help developers, owners, asset managers, lenders, and governmental agencies understand how the new rules and regulations will impact the real estate industry.

Affordable Housing and Community Development

Through our diverse experience and expertise, as well as our strategic relationships with organizations such as HUD, MSHDA and RD, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the complexities of your housing project and are qualified to deliver knowledge, value, and guidance to help you see it to completion

Credit Workouts

Plante & Moran has a team of seasoned real estate professionals with those credentials. Their experience ranges from restructuring a single distressed asset to restructuring more than $8 billion of debt involving more than 800 entities and managing the activities of more than 150 law firms. To your project we will bring more than 30 years of experience assisting owners and developers negotiate with their lenders to find out-of-court solutions to their debt problems.

Like Kind Exchanges

Our consultants will work to understand your investment criteria and specific exchange transaction needs, while helping you narrow the list of property choices to those that offer the best match. We’ll compare and contrast the offerings, including the issues related to the real estate, including legal and tax structure, as well as the sponsoring company's track record.

Real Estate Valuation

When you need a documented and defendable valuation of commercial property, you can depend on our real estate professionals that are well versed in the fundamentals and current issues, an essential combination in today’s complicated market.

“We appreciate the continuity on Plante Moran’s tax and audit teams and the way they work together so that there is no duplication on our part in regards to providing information. We can depend on them to get everything done on time and also keep us up-to-date on reporting and tax issues that affect our industry. To sum up our experience with Plante & Moran -- we are very happy with the service and very pleased with the price.”

Vice president and Controller
National Real Estate Investor and Asset Manager