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

    • Performance
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      April 26, 2021

      2021 Federal Budget Highlights for Real Estate & Construction Industry

      The 2021 Federal Budget delivered numerous announcements that may impact the real estate and construction sector. Find out what the changes mean for you and your business.

    • Confidence
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      April 15, 2021

      What Home Builders Need to Know About Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

      With stiff penalties and complex compliance measures, you need to take FINTRAC seriously and ensure your organization is prepared.

    • Progress
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      March 30, 2021

      Picking your Winners – selecting the right people for your Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing Plans

      Creating an effective profit-sharing or employee-ownership plan requires a thoughtful approach that includes screening, meeting eligibility requirements, and / or objective criteria.

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    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).