Real Estate & Construction blog


By | 02 January 2019

How To Speed Up Payments In The Construction Industry

On average, slow or delayed payments add around 3% to construction projects’ general costs. That’s equal to an extra yearly bill of around $40 billion. Some of which may be your construction company’s money.BDO’s construction industry experts have identified several strategies...


By Ian Shapiro | 14 December 2018

What To Do With The 95% Of Data Construction Companies Throw Away

The construction industry has a big data problem. Not when it comes to creating it but with collecting said data and then putting it to good use.  


By | 07 December 2018

BDO Analysis: Construction Tech M&A – A New Frontier But The Same Old Song?

Explosive growth in the number of construction technology start-ups is mirrored by increasing M&A activity. Analysis of data from the BDO M&A database shows that construction companies are increasingly involved, making more, and larger, construction technology acquisitions.


By David Butcher and | 01 November 2018

Blockchain’s impact on the future of real estate and construction companies

For the real estate and construction industries, sensors, data and automation will increasingly define construction projects, as well as cityscapes. Illustrated by the fact that there are currently more than 1,000 on-going smart city projects around the world. 


By Andrew Crossman | 15 August 2018

Taxing UK property gains of non-residents

The UK has one of the most complex tax codes in the world, clocking in at more than 10 million words. Earlier this month, draft legislation for capital gains tax for non-residents on UK property was published - adding at least another few thousand words to that total. In a...


By Alexandre Amper | 31 May 2018

With Brexit looming, can the Swiss model provide answers for the Real Estate & Construction sector?

Despite the prolonged uncertainty surrounding post-Brexit arrangements, investment in the real estate and construction industry has not stalled, with only 14% of the UK businesses in the sector putting their investment on hold.


By Tzipora Shore | 14 March 2018

Bond Issuance in Israel

Raising capital is becoming increasingly difficult as interest rates and property prices rise quicker than wages. In the corporate world, investors are looking for new ways to raise the capital required for their investments. Enter Israel.  


By Russell Field and | 07 March 2018

A global REIT regime to encourage long-term growth

Increasingly, REITs are viewed as the global standard for investors seeking exposure to property as an asset class. But, worldwide, REITs regimes differ; BDO Global conducted a survey of 35 companies from across the globe to find out how REIT leaders hoped the sector would...


By Russell Field | 27 December 2017

What is facing the global real estate market in 2018?

Globally, real estate markets are being impacted by numerous different social and economic influences – from housing crises in the UK and in the Netherlands to political activity in the US. The result is real estate markets that are showing signs of slowing down. Yet in other...


By Noel Clehane and Erik Van Den Broeck | 08 November 2017

The EU Commission ruling: a contradictory viewpoint with significant implications

Recently, the European Commission announced via a press release that it would be referring Belgium to the EU Court of Justice, on the grounds that the country’s restrictions on accountants offering services in related disciplines are incompatible with the EU Services Directive...