Involvement & Support

Real Estate & Construction Industry Involvement and Support

In our commitment to best serve the real estate & construction industry, we recognize the importance of being involved with national and regional associations and a range of organizations, events and programs that support your dynamic sector. Some of the initiatives we are involved with include:

  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) – National and Regional Chapters
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – National and Regional Chapters
  • Canadian Construction Association – National and Regional Chapters
  • Real Estate News Exchange (RENX) - National
  • Urban Development Institute of Canada – National
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) - National
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) - Regional
  • Calgary Construction Association (CCA) - Regional
  • Construction Association of Rural Manitoba - Regional
  • Ottawa Construction Association - Regional

Insights

  • 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.

  • Performance

    April 21, 2023

    Underused Housing Tax Act

    The latest on the Underused Housing Tax and the unanticipated impact of filing requirements on Canadian private corporations, partnerships and trusts.

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.