Real Estate & Construction

Accounting support that makes you feel right at home.

We’ve got your back & we’re the best in the NW!

Call us the know-it-alls of real estate & construction accounting. In this complex and ever-changing sector, we proactively equip you with the answers, insights, connections and strategies needed to resolve challenges and prepare for the future. (And here you thought you were just getting your taxes done.) You’ll instantly put 100 years’ combined real estate industry experience on your side when you work with us. And you can rely on a consistent team of experts to advise you through your entire Business Lifecycle.

Go on, tell us your most audacious success-story-in-the-making. Together, we’ll construct the firm financial foundation to get you there.

It’s not our job; it’s our vocation.

As real estate accountants and advisors, we are fluent in the operational, financial and industry dynamics you face. We know how to spot financial opportunities—which means you will, too. We investigate the latest industry rules, regulations and trends continuously. So when you have questions, we don’t have to dig for answers; we save you time and costs by being already deeply in the know.

What do we mean by “the best in the Northwest”?

We are recognized as the only firm in our area with such a complete knowledge and understanding of real estate accounting. Our clients include a number of well-known local and regional companies involved in all aspects of the real estate industry, including (deep breath): land developers, commercial and residential developers, home builders, commercial and residential property owners and managers, real estate investment funds, brokers, private REITs, contractors, architects, engineers, in-bound international investment, opportunity zone funds, and golf course developers and operators.

You can always expect us to…

  • Begin with the end in mind and design a plan that supports your exit strategy
  • Know the ins and outs of your specific business complexities since you’ll work with a dedicated, consistent team
  • Anticipate your challenges and understand the creative options to apply so you’re ahead of the game
  • Plug you into our healthy network of investors and brokers to facilitate cross-business referrals
  • Ensure you have access to and really get to know all the individuals on your Perkins team, senior to junior, for well-rounded service and timely support
  • Be transparent about cost at all levels
  • Provide education and networking opportunities through our Real Estate Connection series
  • Answer your questions within 24 hours

Real Estate & Construction Leadership

We can help you with…

  • §1031 exchanges
  • Assistance with federal, state and local tax issues and audits
  • Assurance and Fair Market Value Reporting
  • Business valuations
  • CAM charge analysis
  • Capitalization vs. repairs
  • Carried interests
  • Cash flow modeling
  • Cost segregation services (also see below)
  • Deal economic performance analysis
  • Debt restructuring and workouts
  • Entity choice and exit strategy
  • Federal tax credit planning including new markets, low-income housing and historic rehab
  • IFRS reporting
  • Impairment analysis
  • Lease accounting
  • Litigation support
  • Multi-State and local tax planning, including real estate transfer taxes
  • Networking for financing and investor opportunities
  • Opportunity Zones
  • Oregon BETC and Federal ITC grant certification
  • Private REITS
  • Qualified Opportunity Funds (see below)
  • Qualified Opportunity Funds (see below)
  • Strategic succession planning
  • Sustainable energy incentive tax planning
  • Tax accounting methods
  • Tenancy-in-common reporting

Strategic Planning

Every new engagement begins with a free strategy session to learn about your business and your end goal. This is how we initially derive the most effective short- and long-term strategy for you. As we work together through multiple economic cycles, we’ll assess and refine strategies according to your achievements and new opportunities.

Approaching an exit? We can help you structure your succession, gifting and other strategies to manage and preserve your wealth in league with our highly experienced legacy planning practice group. Together, we’ll help make your exit a most rewarding one, during the transition and beyond.

Cost Segregation

Whether you’re constructing, purchasing or remodeling a property, a cost segregation study could yield significant cash flow benefits. Typically, buildings must be depreciated over 27.5-39 years. The goal of a cost segregation study is to identify all direct and indirect costs that qualify for shorter depreciable lives—5,7, or 15 years—to reduce your current tax liability and free up operating capital for other uses.

Unlike some firms, Perkins bases every cost segregation study on engineer findings—we work with specialists who know the tax code and apply a combined 100+ years of cost segregation experience. We will give you a full written report, including detailed documentation of our cost allocations and all applicable tax support.

Opportunity Zones

When tax reform landed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, it included a significant incentive for real estate investments in newly designated Opportunity Zones. Our team can assist with all aspects of planning for these investments, including deal structuring and analysis to determine if your project can qualify, fund structuring for both traditional and closely held funds, and tax benefit analysis and forecasting. We’ll work with you through every step to help ensure you continue to meet the qualifications to take advantage of this new program.


Our 1:6 ratio means more 1:1.

Our ratio of executive team shareholders to staff is unusually low for a full-service regional firm: 1:6 or lower, depending on the service or industry practice group. It means you get the direct, involved attention of our top talent from day one. They proactively offer you strategy, feedback and ideas all along the way.

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