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Exploring Section 1031 Rollover in US Real Estate for Canadians

With current low capitalization rates in the Canadian real estate market, many Canadians are looking south of the border to the United States for higher returns on their real estate investment. While the US real estate market potentially offers opportunities for growth, there are numerous tax traps for the unwary Canadian investor. Today, we ...

How to prepare your real estate business for a successful acquisition

Acquiring a company can be an exciting process, but it’s also a long and complicated one. Once you’ve decided on your target business and researched the implications of plunging into a new market, it’s time to think about due diligence and financing. A thorough due diligence period is essential in any successful acquisition, as ...

What you need to know before starting your real estate acquisition process 

Real estate is an ever-changing market with a wealth of expansion opportunities. If you’re ready to grow your business and are looking to acquire a new company, there are several steps you’ll need to take first.   Considerations include what you’re looking to acquire (assets vs. shares) and whether you’ll be expanding to a new market. In ...

What the Rogers family drama can teach us about succession planning

The Rogers family drama has been  captivating. The whole country watched it play out in the fall of 2021, when Edward Rogers tried to fire Rogers CEO Joe Natale. This move wasn’t a popular one with the board or Edward’s own family, as his mother, two sisters and other board members blocked the firing ...

Ontario tweaks Business Corporations Act, making it more business-friendly

This summer, two small but important amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) came into effect. These amendments eased restrictions on governance so that Ontario businesses can operate more efficiently, ensuring consistency with other Canadian jurisdictions.   Effective July 5, 2021, the new amendments also reduced approval thresholds for written shareholder resolutions and led to ...

How to establish a successful real estate workforce

Your real estate venture has taken off and you’ve assembled a team of new hires to help get your operation running in high gear. Now that you’re growing your business, you’ll be faced with a myriad of difficult decisions that could have a significant impact on your career. While this scenario is exciting, growing ...

Remodelling your real estate business plan: A guide for entrepreneurs

Unless you’re a perfectly preserved mid-century rancher, there’s always room for renovations.   When it comes to your real estate business plan, it’s understandable that you may require some tweaks throughout the years to ensure that your plan is as thorough, sturdy, and opportunity-optimized as it can be. And if you’re brand new to the real ...

Top 10 pitfalls of real estate financial reporting

The relationship between business owner and accountant is paramount to the success of a real estate business, in particular when it comes to your financial reporting needs. That’s why Zeifmans has spent more than 6 decades putting relationships first; building our business based on our care, attention, and future visioning so that our clients ...

How Bill C-208 will ease the tax burden on family business

Family business is the backbone of the Canadian economy. When a family business is passed down to the next generation, we see so many positive ripple effects in the economy: A new entrepreneur is given the opportunity to succeed  New jobs are created  Industry advancements are made Loyal customers maintain a trusted partner Communities ...