New European Real Estate Tax Guides launched

A practical, in-depth step by step guide to buying, holding and selling commercial real estate aimed at cross-border businesses, investors and stakeholder that need a comprehensive overview of real estate tax regulations in Europe.

It’s the latest Guides to Commercial Real Estate Taxation in Europe, which are being launched today by RSM International, the leading global network of audit, tax and consulting firms focused on the middle market, and Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the only private university in the Netherlands. 

The guides take users through the real estate cycle from start to finish, providing practical insight into acquiring, holding and selling commercial real estate that is held either directly or indirectly by domestic or foreign investors and legal entities. Real estate can be held through a variety of structural entities, such as registered and privately held corporations, investment funds, partnerships and trusts. 

‘Real estate has always been of great financial and strategic importance to entrepreneurs and investors,’ said Tom Berkhout, Professor of Real Estate at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. ‘In the long term it has proven to be a solid investment. It is particularly in these uncertain times that real estate is once again proving its value and we also see an increase in cross border investments. The real estate tax guide, drawn up by local RSM experts from 22 countries, provides a good overview of the tax opportunities for buying, selling and owning real estate’.

RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing 116 countries, 750 offices and more than 41,000 people internationally. Therefore it has the advantage of being able to gather information from, and connect with, its extensive global network of real estate expertise and a substantial pool of sector-focused professionals.

‘The second edition of the Guides to Commercial Real Estate Taxation in Europe underlines one of our core principles: think global, act local,’ said Onno Adriaansens, Head Real Estate RSM Netherlands and Co-Chair RSM Real Estate Group for Europe. ‘Information on local tax and audit principles in 22 countries enables our clients and partners to facilitate cross border real estate transactions which support their business development goals and objectives’.

In Europe the RSM Real Estate Group combines a wide range of sector expertise with specific tax and audit information on regimes in more than 22 European countries. RSM’s real estate group advisory services cover all aspects of property ownership and management with a specific focus on tax advice and accounting, assurance services, real estate funds, real estate investments and real estate valuation.

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