Enacted as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, this program encourages investment into distressed and low-income communities, known as qualified opportunity zones (QOZ). It allows investors to generally defer tax on prior capital gains for a limited period of time, provided that such gain is reinvested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF).
GHJ’s Real Estate Team offers the following services to assist clients interested in QOF:
A real estate investment trust (REIT) is an extremely complex tax vehicle that, if properly structured and executed, could help middle-market real estate investment funds and asset managers bring tremendous value to investors and stakeholders for whom these types of vehicles would normally be denied access.
REITs require substantial regulatory compliance for setup and ongoing maintenance, which may seem overly burdensome for middle-market real estate companies. GHJ’s real estate team has expertise in REIT transactional matters and is uniquely positioned to serve the middle-market segment. Our experience includes:
Tax planning and strategies have always been key components in driving a successful real estate enterprise, and now, a comprehensive approach is becoming more and more important in the world of real estate. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing micro and macroeconomic environments, it is crucial to integrate and approach tax planning with the mindset of not only how it affects the cash flow position of the business today but years down the road.
Our specialized GHJ Real Estate Team has deep expertise in key real estate tax planning strategies, such as:
All these tax strategies require deep thought and planning to ensure the optimal result – not just for tax, but for the business enterprise as a whole. The GHJ Real Estate Team can help bring tax planning strategies together in a way that management can use to make better business decisions, such as: