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Real Estate Consulting

A valuable companion in every phase of the life of your property: The real estate team of Grant Thornton Austria.

Especially in uncertain times, investing in consistent values has proven its worth. Real estate has always been regarded as a safe investment and has experienced an upswing as a value investment, especially in recent years. However, complex and constantly changing legislation now makes it essential to work closely with tax experts in the various phases of a property's life - in the purchase phase, during operations and in the exit phase.

Due to our many years of experience in national and international consulting for large real estate companies, real estate developers as well as private real estate owners (including private foundations), we can support you as a competent partner in the following areas:

Direct/indirect purchase of real estate

  • Buy-side tax due diligence when purchasing real estate by (I) acquiring shares in real estate companies (share deal) or by (II) directly purchasing real estate (asset deal)
  • Tax structuring and optimisation of real estate investments and their financing (pre- and post-acquisition restructuring)
  • Preparation of business and tax planning calculations (including hobby check) for the target properties
  • Business and tax review of real estate offers in the private sector (retirement apartments, owner models, etc)
  • Tax structuring for the purchase of foreign real estate or the acquisition of domestic real estate by foreign structures
  • Advice on land transfer tax, fees and turnover tax in connection with the acquisition of real estate

Ongoing advice

  • Tax advice during the operational phase (restructuring, maintenance, etc)
  • Ongoing compliance for real estate companies and private individuals with direct real estate investments (including support during tax audits)
  • Advice on fees and value added tax

Consulting in the exit phase

  • Sell-side tax due diligence on the sale of real estate by (i) transfer of shares in real estate companies (share deal) or by (ii) direct sale of real estate (asset deal)
  • Support in the valuation of real estate by our valuation specialists (also by certified real estate experts) and clarification of the relevant tax issues
  • Tax optimisation in the sale of real estate (pre- and post-sale acquisition restructuring)
  • Advice on land transfer tax, fees and turnover tax in the course of the transfer of real estate

Would you like to find out more about our services for financial services companies? We are at your disposal with pleasure.

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Elisabeth Ludwig

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