Real Estate & Construction

Real estate and construction companies operate in a highly competitive, increasingly complex environment. Skilled labour shortages, fluctuating interest rates, and other market-drivers must continuously be assessed in terms of both short- and long-term needs.

  • COVID-19: How to adapt your business to thrive in the new normal

    COVID-19: How to adapt your business to thrive in the new normal

    COVID-19 has changed the business landscape. In this webinar, BDC, along with BDO, will share practical advice for your business on what business owners should do now.

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  • COVID-19: Tax implications on assignment of a purchase contract

    COVID-19: Tax implications on assignment of a purchase contract

    With the extreme financial uncertainty created by COVID-19, residential homebuilders and buyers are seeing an uptick with incomplete purchase contracts. Buyers are adding clauses that allow them...

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  • Prompt payment and adjudication: Spotlight on Ontario construction

    Prompt payment and adjudication: Spotlight on Ontario construction

    The COVID-19 outbreak that moved Ontario construction companies to respond so swiftly has also distracted them from twin generational changes: prompt payment and adjudication. The...

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  • How real estate and construction can overcome COVID-19

    How real estate and construction can overcome COVID-19

    With the world shifting to a new state of risk awareness, real estate and construction companies will need a rapid recovery strategy to become more resilient in the post-COVID world. We share five...

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  • The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) to bring rent relief to small business tenants

    The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) to bring rent relief to small business tenants

    On April 24, 2020, the federal government announced that rent relief through the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) is on the way for small businesses experiencing financial...

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  • Construction and COVID-19: five practical next steps

    Construction and COVID-19: five practical next steps

    The coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country has made construction projects more unpredictable than ever. For construction owners and managers, the challenge is layered and specific to...

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  • Mid-market M&A: Impact of COVID-19

    Mid-market M&A: Impact of COVID-19

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) accelerated into a global pandemic, the first quarter of 2020 was an unprecedented time for businesses. The decisions required of stakeholders to navigate through...

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  • Tax Alert – Commercial landlords offering rent deferrals may face tax consequences

    Tax Alert – Commercial landlords offering rent deferrals may face tax consequences

    Commercial landlords are generally required to account for GST/HST and QST at the time rent is payable under a lease agreement including any additional rent such as property taxes, even...

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  • Procurement and supply chain strategies during COVID-19

    Procurement and supply chain strategies during COVID-19

    Manage procurement and supply chain risk during COVID-19 with short and long-term strategies.

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  • Three Things You Need To Know If A Contract Is Breached Because Of COVID-19

    Three Things You Need To Know If A Contract Is Breached Because Of COVID-19

    Key information on contract breaches and COVID-19—covering force majeure clauses, claims for damages, and litigation.

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  • Four Key Disruptors In Canadian Commercial Real Estate

    Four Key Disruptors In Canadian Commercial Real Estate

    Canada’s commercial real estate market is going strong, but the competitive landscape is changing — and property owners need to be prepared. After a record-setting year in 2017, most major...

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  • Recent changes to AFFO and ACFO

    Recent changes to AFFO and ACFO

    Recent Changes to AFFO and ACFO. This past February, the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac) announced a new financial accounting performance metric, in addition to modifying...

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  • The 2018 BDO global REIT report

    The 2018 BDO global REIT report

    BDO Global surveyed 35 REIT leaders from companies around the world about global changes to the REIT climate.

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  • How To Speed Up Payments In The Construction Industry

    How To Speed Up Payments In The Construction Industry

    Payment delays add as much as 3% to a construction project’s cost. What’s more, those delays have skyrocketed in the Canadian construction industry. Now, as legislators across Canada move to...

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  • 5 Tips to Manage a Crisis

    5 Tips to Manage a Crisis

    The COVID-19 outbreak presents a major crisis for businesses, and the objective of managing a crisis event should be simple: as an organization, how do we protect our people, assets, and other...

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  • Bill 142 – Ontario construction lien act amendment – are your accounting systems ready?

    Bill 142 – Ontario construction lien act amendment – are your accounting systems ready?

    Bill 142 – Construction Lien Act Amendment Act, 2017 aims to modernize the 35-year-old Construction Act in Ontario (previously called the Construction Lien Act), and ensure that workers who...

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  • 5 Key Industry Drivers For Real Estate Investment Trusts In Canada

    5 Key Industry Drivers For Real Estate Investment Trusts In Canada

    Over the past decade, REITs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) have offered some of the strongest returns, while the TSX REIT Index has approximately doubled the performance of the TSX...

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  • Understanding Construction Holdbacks and the Potential Tax Implications

    Understanding Construction Holdbacks and the Potential Tax Implications

    In the construction industry, holdbacks may be inserted into contracts as a way to protect the buyer, by “holding back” a portion of the invoice until all the work is complete. This allows the...

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  • Reality check: How AR and VR are changing real estate

    Reality check: How AR and VR are changing real estate

    There has been a lot of talk lately about how augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are impacting the construction and real estate industries today. AR and VR can offer...

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  • Tax alert - Reducing complexities of land transfer tax

    Tax alert - Reducing complexities of land transfer tax

    On July 14th 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Finance released a Consultation Document which discusses a number of proposed measures that aim to reduce the complexity associated with the...

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