Contractors

Service Providers, Trades and Contractors

The real estate and construction industry is truly a network of hundreds of individual suppliers — from professional tradespeople to residential property developers to building materials manufacturers. While collaboration is essential for mutual success, it also leaves each of these businesses vulnerable to shifting outside forces and priorities. For example, the cancellation of a single project can leave your business in jeopardy. This is just one challenge service providers, trades and contractors face. There are many other fluctuations outside of your control, from changes in legislation to increasing labour and manufacturing costs.

MNP works closely with real estate and construction industry suppliers to help you become as efficient and effective as possible, ensuring you’re able to overcome any challenge and seize opportunities as they arise. Our comprehensive suite of services and in-depth industry expertise helps you thrive in today’s market conditions while looking ahead to tomorrow. 

MNP is a known leader within the residential real estate and construction sector. We are actively involved with boards, committees and government organizations, staying on top of changing industry forces that could impact your operation.

Our Real Estate and Construction professionals have worked closely with hundreds of service providers, trades and contractors across Canada 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 a comprehensive suite of services specifically designed for service providers, trades and contractors, including: 

    Insights

    • Agility

      June 28, 2022

      How to prepare your operations for a recession – your guide to surviving and thriving through uncertainty

      Headlines are being dominated by talks of a recession. Find out what you can do to prepare your business for any challenges ahead.

    • Performance

      May 24, 2022

      Boost profitability from a different angle

      Finding new ways to improve margins can be challenging, but working with an experienced consultant can open new opportunities and reduce unplanned detours.

    • Agility

      May 13, 2022

      Real estate and construction: Insights from Federal Budget 2022

      The Federal Budget 2022 proposed a number of business and personal tax measures that will impact the real estate and construction sector. Melissa Aveiro, MNP’s Real Estate and Construction tax lead, discusses what the 2022 Federal Budget addressed – and what it did not.

    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).