Structuring of Real Estate Transactions
Real estate transactions entail substantial costs, some of which are statutory and, for that matter, predictable. The proper structuring of these transactions with a view to the optimization of costs and tax effects for the parties to the deals is always a challenge for investors who are not familiar with the specific features of the domestic legislation. Typically the choice of how to perform a real estate transaction is reduced to the physical acquisition of an asset or the acquisition of shares of the company which is the owner of the asset.
In the course of its work to consult clients in connection with the structuring of real estate transactions, the PM&P team has developed and proposes to clients some alternative arrangements, while identifying the advantages and disadvantages of any of these schemes and the related risks. Depending on the priorities of the client, the team of PM&P recommends the most appropriate structure of the deal by striking the optimal balance between risks and costs on a case-by-case basis.