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No one needs to tell you how fast the real estate industry is evolving. When you tackle one challenge, another takes its place. Whether you’re grappling with tax reform, digital disruption, or entities with complex ownership structures, your best-laid plans are constantly shifting. Our team is focused on the future and driving innovation. We’ll help you strategically align financial practices with your business goals.

For more than 90 years, we’ve been entrenched in the real estate industry, serving over 2000 clients. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists work seamlessly with developers, real estate investors, contractors, private equity funds, property owners, portfolio managers, and lenders, and has vast experience with the industry’s most complex business and tax issues.

Whether you need to maximize value on a single transaction or develop a more tax-efficient strategy for your entire portfolio, we have the experience, perspective, and capabilities to help you manage your interests.

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Opportunity zones

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Opportunity zones: Public comments on initial guidance from Treasury
The TCJA introduced a new tax incentive for opportunity zones. Our experts submitted one of over 170 comment letters to the Treasury Department and IRS, providing recommendations for the final regulations.
Valerie Grunduski
Article February 28, 2019 2 min read
My community has an opportunity zone — now what?
Bill Brickey
Article February 22, 2019 3 min read
Opportunity zones and 1031 like kind exchanges
Webinar Wednesday, December 12, 2018 20 min watch
Opportunity zones: What you need to know
Webinar Tuesday, December 11, 2018 20 min watch

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Real Estate Thought Leadership

  • Opportunity zones: Public comments on initial guidance from Treasury
    The TCJA introduced a new tax incentive for opportunity zones. Our experts submitted one of over 170 comment letters to the Treasury Department and IRS, providing recommendations for the final regulations.
    Valerie Grunduski Gordon Goldie
    Article February 28, 2019 2 min read
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  • My community has an opportunity zone — now what?
    There are more than 8,700 opportunity zones across the United States, and many communities within Michigan have one or more opportunity zones within their borders. What does this mean for your community, and how can you prepare for potential investment?
    Bill Brickey Kari Shea Alisha Watkins
    Article February 22, 2019 3 min read
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  • Using a REIT to optimize the tax consequences of foreign ownership of real property
    REITs are often used when acquiring real estate in order to reduce the withholding burden resulting from foreign ownership of U.S. real property. They can also provide significant tax savings upon disposition of that property.
    Mark Sutton Ryan Hirsch
    Article January 23, 2019 2 min read
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  • Section 163(j) interest limitation: Beyond the basics
    The complexities in the interest limitation calculation from Section 163(j) leaves businesses questioning what it means to them. View our on-demand webinar to learn details surrounding this regulation, as well as what actions you can take to minimize the limitation.
    Kurt Piwko Stephen Eckert Ivan Hewines Kelly Briggs
    Webinar January 15, 2019 94 minute watch
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The better we know you, the better we serve you

Our real estate team includes niche specialists. From real estate funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs) to affordable housing and community development, we’ve seen it all. For-profit and not-for-profit developers, brokers, managers, and investors are all part of our client list. That’s because they recognize our expertise and value the relationship they’ve built with us.

According to Robert Edwards, real estate practice leader, a relationship with us should give you confidence and peace of mind. “We build and maintain relationships with professionals all across the industry and work with all types of clients. This diverse expertise helps us provide unique and innovative solutions for you. We take a personal approach to each engagement, getting to know your goals and objectives. By focusing on your goals, we’ll help your business thrive.”

Our clients say

I’ve been a client of Plante Moran’s for more than 18 years. During that time, they’ve helped me with a variety of projects from audit work, tax returns, and New Markets Tax Credits. The team is knowledgeable, helpful, and can shape a deal that works for all parties involved. I also appreciate the continuity of staff – some of the Plante Moran partners I work with today were interns when I was first introduced to the firm. During my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Big Four firms and can honestly say I prefer my experience with Plante Moran. The firm is large enough to bring all the knowledge and experience you’d ever need, but more accessible and committed to serving the client.

Steve Bentley Chief Financial Officer, Bedrock Real Estate Services