Real estate & construction

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At Grant Thornton, we follow an approach which is strategically aligned with the fast evolving, complex and multifaceted nature of this sector. We also assist clients in managing business risks by delivering insights and value-added audit and assurance services. Leveraging our multi-domain expertise, we help businesses meet their regulatory requirements.

Our credentials in the sector are reinforced by our long association with several sector leaders, our active involvement in leading real-estate organisations and dissemination of regular thought-leadership publications based on  impeccable research.

Solutions for real estate and construction companies

Real estate is a complex business. Owing to its capital intensive nature, any turbulence in the economic and business environment can affect a real estate business in a number of ways.

Supporting your strategic ambitions

  • Formulating new strategies by challenging and exploring your strategic options
  • Evaluating new markets, new ventures and commercial opportunities, with feasibility studies and financial projection analysis
  • Planning and implementing strategic transactions including mergers, bolt-on acquisitions and disposals
  • Delivering commercial due diligence services to assist you in making the right “business calls” with potential transactions
  • Providing valuations to support board decisions on organic growth,  acquisitions and JV opportunities
  • Considering your tax position at every stage
  • Identifying the most suitable exit strategy to maximise value
  • Sustainability and CSR strategy formulation & current strategy review

Supporting your expansion plans

  • Supporting new market entry, leveraging the 130+ member firms globally within Grant Thornton network
  • Designing and helping you execute your international expansion strategy
  • Undertaking customised market/regulatory due diligence on potential markets
  • Planning tax structures and transfer pricing policies

Financing your growth

  • Advising on the best capital structures to support your strategy
  • Providing assurance to assist with accessing capital for growth
  • Assessing funding requirements against our knowledge of the market
  • Preparing information memorandums and financial models for opportunities/ investors
  • Introducing you to potential strategic partners for unlocking your growth potential

Managing business risk

  • Delivering insightful, value-added audits to reassure stakeholders and support your strategic goals
  • Supporting boardroom decisions around tax strategy risk
  • Minimising disruption and loss from business critical events and disputes
  • Mitigating fraud, bribery and corruption risks
  • Delivering outsourced internal audit services and challenging the control environment

Help you become ‘compliant’

  • Ensuring regulatory compliance and responding to regulatory investigations
  • Evaluating the impact of the GST on your business and how you can benefit out of it
  • Diagnosing your existing accounting policies and procedures and how to be ready for Ind-AS
  • Understanding of how to make the most of the Companies Act, 2013 and what are the common pitfalls

Rewarding employees

  • Visioning /objective setting for companies to help you take your strategic imperatives to all employees
  • Ensuring that you have the right people in the right roles, being rewarded at the right level
  • Organisation structuring / restructuring for efficiency and accountability
  • Employee satisfaction surveys to gauge organisational behaviour
  • Incentive design & implementation (short term / long term) to motivate, attract and retain your key talent
  • Designing career management / progression systems to let employees have better visibility of their future with you
  • Balanced scorecard creation & implementation

Optimising operations

  • Benchmarking the efficiency of day to day operations
  • Identifying opportunities for direct cost savings
  • Outsourcing back-office functions and manpower optimisation
  • Evaluating and improving your supply chain efficiency
  • Improving working capital management through process improvement and tax planning
  • Social & Environmental (S&E) due diligence
  • IT system review, selection and implementation