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

  • Progress

    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.

  • Performance

    January 16, 2024

    Tax alert: new rules for short-term rentals in B.C.

    Find out how the new rules for short-term property rentals will affect you and the potential GST/PST impacts of letting your property on the long-term rental market.

  • December 08, 2023

    Looking and planning ahead key priorities for construction industry and government

    Adjusting to the post-pandemic world and planning for a solid future were key topics of discussion at the 2023 Hill Day event.

Contact our Real Estate and Construction Team

Lee Thiessen MBA

Vice President, Real Estate and Construction

Lee is the Vice President of MNP’s Real Estate and Construction Services team. Based in Calgary, Lee provides clients with strategic insights and advice as he helps them navigate their real estate challenges and achieve their short- and long-term goals. As a seasoned commercial realty professional, he works closely with leading public realty firms, emerging private firms and high-net-worth real estate professionals. He also oversees and grows MNP’s significant position within this Canadian market segment.

Lee is highly experienced in both realty taxes and valuation as well as commercial real estate consulting. Prior to joining MNP, he was a senior partner and leader of the national realty tax consulting service line at a Big Four consulting firm, as well as an executive vice-president for a global commercial real estate consulting firm in Toronto.

Lee holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in corporate finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Calgary. He is a BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Canada board member and was a long-term board member of a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange.