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

  • 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).