Real Estate

Real Estate

The attractiveness and the associated professionalization of the real estate industry, its internationalization and the increase in transaction volumes have not only led to a further development of methods and standards, but also to an increasing complexity of real estate-related issues.

Isolated viewing methods no longer meet this increasing complexity. Rather, a holistic, interdisciplinary approach around the property is required to master the future challenges of the real estate market.

In order to meet the increasing demands, the specific know-how of the audit, tax, business services & outsourcing and advisory departments is bundled in the BDO Competence Center Real Estate. Our experts have extensive industry expertise and the necessary many years of experience to assist you professionally. The individual needs of our clients are always the focus of attention, regardless of whether concerning corporations, banks, institutional or private investors or the public sector.

Our networking ensures that all problems are competently recorded and processed into a holistic solution concept. Based on the findings, conclusions and options for action are clearly visible to you.



  • Audit of annual and consolidated financial statements according to UGB and IFRS
  • Examination of founding and reorganisations (especially mergers, divisions and contributions)
  • (Special) examination and documentation of internal controls (ICS)
  • IFRS conversion
  • Internal audit/assessment
  • Expert activity


  • National and international tax planning and tax optimization
  • Tax structuring of real estate transactions (asset and share deal) including financing structures
  • Tax optimization of acquisition and exit structures
  • Due Diligence
  • Advice on the structuring of real estate funds
  • Ongoing tax advice, bookkeeping and accounting (UGB or IFRS) as well as preparation of tax returns
  • Advice on land transfer tax, sales tax and land registration fee
  • Tax advice concerning ImmoESt
  • Forecasting
  • Builders models and retirement apartments
  • Anticipated inheritance and tax-optimal transfer
  • White calculations of foreign real estate funds

Business Services & Outsourcing

  • Accounting according to UGB and IFRS
  • Ongoing monthly accounting (financial and asset accounting)
  • Creation of UVA and summary reports
  • Cost Accounting & Controlling
  • On-site accounting
  • Assistance with the organization of the accounting
  • Wages and salaries
  • Advice on social insurance and employment law issues
  • Provision calculations
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Compliance
  • Fraud Risk Analysis and Prevention
  • Risk management and internal audit
  • Internal control


  • Property valuation
  • Financial due diligence
  • Transaction advisory
  • Restructuring Consulting (Non-Performing Loans)
  • Support in strategic real estate financing (debt and equity)
  • Real Estate Controlling
  • Financial Modeling & Model Audits
  • Feasibility studies
  • Scenario and potential analyzes
  • Organization & processes
  • Project management and control

We advise you in every situation in your real estate cycle: from acquisition to the ongoing treatment and management to selling.