Adjusting to domestic trends and changes
The real estate industry is highly susceptible to changing demographics, interest rate spikes and the economy. To maintain a competitive edge companies need to ensure they are taking calculated risks and seizing the right opportunities.
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Whether you are a real estate owner, investor, lender or lease-holder, you face both risks and opportunities in the increasingly diverse and rapidly expanding real estate industry. Economic fluctuations, evolving market demand, innovative financial structures, new forms of risk and a changing investor base are making it more important than ever to have a market-oriented real estate strategy that preserves and enhances value and allocates risk to the most appropriate stakeholder.
While housing woes have deflated the US economy, Canada's real estate industry continues to experience moderate growth. However, this sector still needs to maintain a conservative outlook because the industry won't stay insulated from the US economic crisis for long.
The real estate industry is also facing competition for skilled labour, shrinking land supply in major centres, demands for more social corporate responsibility, all of which is making development even more difficult.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has significant experience in all real estate segments. We serve the business, financial, tax and real estate advisory service needs of a variety of companies across the country. Our practice combines the business acumen and industry expertise with a tailored methodology that focuses on the way you run your business.
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November 17, 2016
PwC reports on recent changes in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
Resilient demand for real estate investment trusts (REITs) helped the Canadian market for initial public offerings (IPOs) shift gears in the second quarter, according to the latest PwC IPO market survey.
Brazil’s unfulfilled domestic demand, hyper growth potential and globally competitive returns have spurred M&A action. The aim of this publication is twofold—to provide insight into Brazil, and to share our view on opportunities in Brazil for Canadians.
The March 22, 2016 federal budget provides relief related to GST/HST reporting of grandparented sales of new housing. This change allows the real estate industry to eliminate exposure to severe penalties for failure to properly report these sales.
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