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Real Estate Industry Update

The Real Estate Industry Update is our video series that brings our top real estate CPAs along with some of Florida’s top commercial and residential real estate brokers, agents, bankers, and other experts to discuss what’s happening in the industry. Our videos are released periodically and contain information on real estate hot topics such as tax planning, cost segregation, 1031 exchanges, industry updates and more.

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We are real estate CPAs who help companies with their accounting and consulting needs.

The real estate industry is growing again… are you?

The landscape of the real estate industry has improved drastically in recent years. There are more acquisitions, more homes being sold, more tenants…. and more money available to refinance, acquire property and expand to meet the demands of your market.

While this promising growth brings new possibilities, it also brings new challenges.

  • How do you find the best financing?
  • What are the economic incentives available to support your development?
  • How do you improve ROI?
  • When should you capitalize or expense improvements to real property?
  • How can you maximize your cap rate?

These and other questions are best answered by real estate CPAs and accountants with solid and extensive experience in your field.

For over 50 years James Moore & Co.’s real estate CPAs have been helping individuals and companies in the real estate industry take on these challenges. We’ve seen the economic cycles you’ve faced through the years, and we know what it takes to translate an industry upswing into long-term success for you.

James Moore – Real Solutions for the Real Estate Industry

Real Estate Accounting and Business Solutions

In real estate, your financial statements are a critical factor in obtaining financing. The better you can verify that you have the cash flow to meet your debt service, the more likely you’ll secure the funding you need.

Assurance services from James Moore play a key role in having the sound financial statements that banks look for to lend money. As real estate CPAs, we can provide any level of assurance that you need—from one-page compilations to full-on audit reports. So you can have confidence that your financial reporting is accurate and meets bank requirements and general industry standards.

Our assurance offerings also include audits for employee benefit plans with more than 100 employees. A solid and generous plan does more than reassure existing employees; it also attracts more qualified candidates for job openings. Verifying your plan’s integrity shows your team that they can depend on you to help provide for their future.

Nobody wants to pay more taxes than they have to. For real estate professionals, however, lowering your tax payments makes an even bigger difference.

With much of your money tied up in non-liquid assets, you don’t always have the cash to offset your tax burden. This hampers your ability to put more money into your current properties or invest in new projects.

Thankfully, there are helpful tax strategies at your disposal. You just need to know how to use them. That’s where James Moore comes in.

As real estate CPAs, we have extensive experience with the tax challenges you face. We can help you with tax-saving tools such as cost segregation studies, 1031 like-kind exchanges, capital gains income classification, entity structuring, estate planning and more.

You reinvest your money into your property to help ensure its longevity. It’s also a great tax break… or is it? Subtle differences can determine how you classify these expenses and, as a result, whether you can use them as immediate tax deductions or have to capitalize them over several years.

If your efforts result in making your property “like new” or significantly increase its lifetime, it’s likely that the expenditures are not deductible. But while that sounds simple, it’s not always so cut and dry.

Our real estate CPAs help you comprehend these differences and use them to your advantage. So you can get some cash back on your tax return—or avoid misunderstandings and costly penalties.

Your financial workload can change with the start or completion of any project. So the staffing you’ll need as a new venture ramps up might not be necessary as the months go by.

By outsourcing some or all of your accounting work, you can be sure you’ll have the staff you need at every stage of a project.

Our real estate CPAs can pitch in wherever you want help—extra staff accountants to handle the busy season, CFO consulting services to help make high-level decisions, or even a completely outsourced solution to take it all off your plate.

Whatever your needs, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get down to business.

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Managing investments, retirement and taxes can be so confusing and overwhelming that some people choose to just not think about it. That might be easier in the short term, but it won’t get you any closer to meeting your financial goals.

The best way to build your financial future is to work with an advisor who understands the blueprints. Our real estate CPAs understand your industry and how it creates unique issues in reaching your goals, including how to manage your real estate assets and what (and when) to liquidate.

We also partner with HK Financial Services, a national wealth management company that specializes in helping accounting firm clients. Together, we provide the experience, knowledge and connections you need to make sense of the details and achieve your dreams.

Keeping up with several properties is a challenge unto itself. But when you couple that with redundant processes, wasted efforts and lack of quality control, it can cost you time and money.

Maintenance requests, lease renewals, vendor invoicing and payments… these and other operations can be fraught with hidden inefficiencies. They might seem like minor glitches, but they can have a big effect on your bottom line.

Finding and eliminating these wrenches in your system allows you to better utilize your resources and successfully manage multiple ventures. Our Operational Excellence team applies Lean Six Sigma principles to analyze your processes and develop more streamlined, sustainable solutions that work for you.

Your IT network is the backbone of your operations. It provides you with quick access to information, allows for timely communication and keeps your data secure.

A sound and reliable network needs a technology provider who can keep it running and safeguard it from hackers, ransomware and other threats.

Our Technology Solutions Consulting department helps real estate companies with everything from routine troubleshooting and maintenance to long-term technology planning. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we keep up with the latest knowledge and techniques to make sure your network is operating optimally and protected from threats.

Whatever your needs, our team is ready to keep you connected.

  • Managed IT Solutions
  • Break-Fix Support
  • Security and Data Protection
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Email, Messaging & Collaboration
  • Network Planning & Design
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Human resources laws and trends are constantly changing, making it a challenge to keep a compliant and productive workplace. And with the fluctuating nature of your industry, you face an ever-changing need for qualified employees.

Many companies are turning to outsourced human resources service providers to address these issues. From recruiting and retention to long-term personnel planning, external HR consulting can help you keep up with regulations and fill vacancies quickly.

Our HR Solutions team brings decades of combined human resources experience to the table. And our partnership with HKP, a national workforce management company, puts even more knowledge to work for you.

We’ll show you how to stay in compliance with employment regulations and protect your organization from costly penalties.  We can also help you find and retain qualified personnel so you can serve your community. From a one-time consult to a consistent HR presence, we have a solution for every nonprofit.

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How can our unique approach help you?

Contact us today to see what we can do for your company.

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10th Annual Real Estate Forum

The Beery Rainsberger Group joined forces with James Moore & Company to bring back the 10th Annual Gainesville Real Estate Forum held on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

The highlight of this year’s event was a panel-style discussion with top local and national industry leaders on hot topics such as a commercial real estate economic outlook from the Federal Reserve Bank, commercial and residential property trends and issues, the University of Florida’s master plan of development, affordable housing, and more!

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Project Accounting for Large-Scale Real Estate Developments

A commercial real estate development company was planning a $300 million mixed-use development to include office, residential, retail, entertainment and hotel space. With such a large and multi-faceted undertaking involving dozens of subcontractors, it’s important to monitor contracts and expenditures closely in order to stick with the budget and make the best use of project funds. The developer needed outsourced accounting and controllership services from a company that could handle the size and complexity of this project, and James Moore was hired for the job.

Among other services, James Moore’s real estate CPAs provided a real-time dashboard from which the developer could see all transactions, expenditures, financial reports, budgets and cash on hand for every aspect of the project. This made the data available as these transactions happened instead of having to wait 60-90 days for the information to come through the usual channels. With the ability to view accurate financial reports and manage contracts in real time, the company was better able to properly manage the financial aspects of what became a very successful project.

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