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:

  • MNP’s Consulting professionals know that the right fit is what makes things happen. Our clients place a high value on our ability to get fully immersed in their organization, and as one team, effectively and efficiently address their most challenging issues.
  • MNP’s Chartered Business Valuators and Accredited Appraisers provide accurate, unbiased business valuations, a critical step when buying or selling a business, planning for succession or dealing with a legal dispute.
  • MNP’s tax advisors are experienced in the latest Canadian and international tax legislations and ensure you comply with tax laws while paying the least amount of tax possible. We provide tailored strategies to enterprises, not-for-profit and individuals on corporate, personal, indirect, SR&ED, transaction and tax controversy.
  • MNP Corporate Finance is a leader in providing transaction advisory services and is committed to helping Canadian companies reach their full potential. Whether it’s assistance in selling your company, financing to fund your growth strategy, due diligence on an impending transaction or other merger and acquisition activity — you require innovative and effective corporate finance solutions tailored to your specific needs.
  • Government Relations 
  • Services for Public Companies 
  • Build confidence in your organization and with external stakeholders with relevant, transparent, and independently reviewed financial information.
  • You’re navigating an increasingly unpredictable business environment. We provide strategies and solutions to help turn risk into a competitive advantage. As one of Canada’s largest multidisciplinary risk management teams, we help you implement strategies that position you for long-term success. 
  • You’ve worked hard to build a successful business. Now, let’s build a succession strategy so you can capitalize on what you’ve created.


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    Contact our Real Estate and Construction Team

    Lee Thiessen

    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).

    Tools and Resources

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