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Real Estate Overview

Over the past 30 years, RubinBrown’s Real Estate Services Group has developed a strong reputation nationally as a leader in accounting and advisory services.

Today, the group provides specialized services to real estate entities from coast to coast.

RubinBrown's Real Estate Services Group provides a full range of assurance, tax, business planning and consulting services to:

  • Investment funds
  • Real estate partnerships
  • Developers
  • Management companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Syndicators and investors
  • Financial institutions
  • Construction-related companies

Through the years, our clients have grown to depend on our expertise in four key areas of the real estate sector:

Affordable Housing

This complex and highly regulated industry has been one that we have focused on since the early days of HUD and the advent of the federal low-income housing tax credit program.

Historic Tax Credit Services

Our team has extensive experience with consulting on historic rehabilitation projects across the country.

New Markets Tax Credit Services

In addition to initial program guidance and consulting, our experts can help you with NMTC application assistance.

Renewable Energy

There are many new financial incentives for companies in the renewable energy sector. We can help you sort through the opportunities and provide financial guidance to move your businesses forward.

2018 Apartment Stats

Each year, data is collected from our clients, as well as other contacts and referrals within the industry, to comprise averages in a variety of markets within the United States.

The accompanying statistical information includes operational data for 2017 and represents approximately 750 apartment projects in roughly 40 states. While these averages are representative of a smaller pool of projects, the trends are usually consistent with those experienced at the national level.

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RubinBrown Real Estate Services Group's services include:

  • Cash flow and operational analyses
  • Specialized and complex tax planning
  • Troubled project workouts
  • HOPE VI consulting
  • Senior housing consulting
  • Business valuations
  • Low-income housing tax credit consulting and compliance
  • Affordable housing consulting and compliance
  • Historic rehabilitation tax credit consulting
  • Sales and Use Tax consulting
  • Governmental cost certifications (FHA & state agency)
  • NMTC consulting and compliance
  • Renewable energy consulting and compliance
  • Design and evaluation of financial reporting systems and internal control systems
  • Capital asset segregation analysis
  • Construction draw accounting and processing
  • Structured and complex deal structuring
  • Assistance in obtaining debt/equity financing
  • Like-kind exchange consulting
  • Strategic planning
  • Feasibility studies


It’s a Record Period of Growth for the Multi-Family Industry

Each year, RubinBrown publishes an Apartment Statistical Analysis. This data is collected from clients, as well as other contacts and referrals within the industry, to compile averages in a variety of markets within the United States.


Focus on Real Estate: Affordable Housing & Veteran Homelessness

On August 1, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued press release No. 16-117, following a related White House report from the day before. The articles describe the Obama Administration’s past, present and future plans to reduce overall veteran homelessness, and the results of those efforts to date.

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