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

  • 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.

  • Progress

    December 21, 2021

    Ontario Home Builders Association: Succession planning within the family gets a boost

    In a recent interview with Ted McIntyre of the Ontario Home Builders Association, MNP’s Melissa Aveiro discusses the financial impact of the recently-passed Bill C-208

  • Progress

    November 15, 2021

    In uncertain economic times, sharing equity or profits with employees may keep your exit options open

    Employee profit sharing plans (EPSPs) and employee share ownership plans (ESOPs) are a couple of appealing strategies if you want to sustain transferable value and sell your business in the future.

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).