Market developments for private real estate investors
The demand for A locations continues, but B and C locations are suffering. The transaction volume is low on all fronts, the office market is weakened particularly through the unoccupied buildings, the housing market is paralysed, and only some specific segments of the retail market are still in a reasonable state.
The long-term investor can limit damage by focusing on low financing costs and high occupancy. Nevertheless, many private real estate investors are feeling the heavy weather, and are fighting occupancy problems, (re-)financing issues, unsaleable objects, and consequent loss of value.
Exceptional market developments demand exceptional measures. The private real estate investor can no longer sit there paralysed like a rabbit staring into the headlights; action is called for. The investor has to reorganise, economise, restructure, refinance, and adapt his real estate portfolio to the demands of the time (sustainable investment) to avoid increasing lack of occupancy.
Mazars adds value
Besides the strategic, financial, and legal issues, the above activities frequently have fiscal consequences. Consider the tax burden on real estate transactions (VAT and transfer tax), on tax on profits when implementing alternative forms of financing, on international tax law (treaties, exchange rate differences, transfer pricing), and on restructuring or disposal of foreign real estate.
The staff of Mazars have abundant experience in this field in guiding private real estate investors, and so are willing and able to give you optimum advice.
Other Mazars services
In addition to our specialist real estate knowledge, Mazars offers a broad range of services such as accountancy and tax services, and can help you with problems in areas such as strategy, valuation issues, liability, IT, subsidies, training, and personnel policy. Our short communication lines enable us to quickly bring you into contact with the right person. This means that we are able to provide you with concrete, up-to-date advice.