Commercial

Commercial Real Estate and Construction

The commercial real estate and construction industry is dynamic. Changes in the economy, fluctuating interest rates and shifts in demand can all have significant impacts on your business. Strategies for today may not be effective tomorrow. To structure your business for success, you need to ensure it’s running as efficiently as possible, allowing you to capitalize on opportunities as they arise.

We are a reputable leader within the real estate and construction sector. Our specialists are actively involved with boards, committees and government organizations to stay on top of changing industry forces.

We work closely with commercial real estate and construction business in two capacities. Our team can be engaged for select aspects of larger initiatives, for example, by providing a clear, unbiased valuation as part of a potential purchase or sale. We can also develop a comprehensive plan that taps into multiple services that MNP offers, all with the aim of streamlining operations, safeguarding your business and positioning you for success.

Our Commercial Real Estate and Construction professionals have worked closely with some of the nation’s leading commercial businesses on a range of engagements. We understand the pre-eminent challenges you face and provide a menu of services and in-depth guidance to help you make informed decisions that will put your company ahead of the competition. 

Solutions for Your Success

No matter your needs, we offer best in class services specifically tailored to commercial construction and real estate businesses, including:

Insights

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    Your Construction Company and Employee Share Options

    MNP poses a few questions and offers a few tips to see if an employee share option plan will work for you and your construction company.

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    December 21, 2021

    Ontario Home Builders Association: Succession planning within the family gets a boost

    In a recent interview with Ted McIntyre of the Ontario Home Builders Association, MNP’s Melissa Aveiro discusses the financial impact of the recently-passed Bill C-208

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    November 15, 2021

    In uncertain economic times, sharing equity or profits with employees may keep your exit options open

    Employee profit sharing plans (EPSPs) and employee share ownership plans (ESOPs) are a couple of appealing strategies if you want to sustain transferable value and sell your business in the future.

Contact our Real Estate and Construction Team

Lee Thiessen MBA

National Leader, Real Estate & Construction

Lee Thiessen, MBA, is a Senior Partner in MNP’s Calgary office and the firm’s National Leader of the Real Estate and Construction group. Highly experienced, Lee focuses on helping clients achieve their short- and long-term goals, bringing strategic expertise and insight to each engagement.

Lee’s past and present leadership roles have provided strategic expertise and insight into the preparation of many real estate value challenges. As a seasoned commercial realty professional, he has provided strategic consulting expertise to many of Canada’s leading public realty firms, emerging private firms and high-net-worth real estate professionals.

Active for many years in both realty tax as well as commercial real estate consulting, Lee was a senior partner and leader of the national realty tax consulting service line at a Big Four consulting firm for eight years. He also was an executive vice president for a global commercial real estate consulting firm based in Toronto.

Lee holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Corporate Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary. He is the chair of the Calgary Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).