Real Estate

In real estate, you build your business through financial integrity. Working with an advisory team who sees the full picture gives you confidence in your decisions. Elliott Davis Decosimo’s full-service Real Estate Practice handles everything from the front end to the successful closing of a deal. We add value to your business by assisting with entity and investment structuring, strategic planning and projections, as well as tax minimization and financial reporting advice. Our experienced industry professionals are business-minded and solution-driven.

Real Estate Solutions


  • Audit, review and compilation services
  • Annual reporting requirements
  • Filing of initial reports with governmental agencies
  • Regulatory and contractual requirement issues
  • Operating expense audits


  • Tax planning and preparation
  • Income and property tax credits
  • Passive vs. non-passive activity tax issues
  • Income tax accounting methods
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Accounting  Resources

  • Revenue recognition and cost allocation techniques
  • Acquisition evaluation and accounting
  • Design and implementation of accounting systems
  • Implementation of new accounting standards
  • Installation and support of client computer systems
  • Training personnel in accounting procedures


  • 1031 Exchange consulting
  • Lease intangibles assessment
  • Asset protection
  • Business entity planning and organization choice
  • Conservation easement issues
  • Cost projections and business plans
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Energy deduction studies
  • Evaluation of outsourcing options
  • Loan and financing alternatives
  • Effective tax rate minimization and capital gain preservation
  • Purchase accounting
  • Sale-lease back planning
  • Lease financial compliance reviews
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession and estate planning
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance

Read more about our Real Estate Practice.