Real Estate

Real Estate Accounting

CST Expertise

Our team of partners at CST Group has the unique experience and accounting expertise required to deliver optimal tax and financial solutions to businesses in the real estate industry around the Washington, D.C. region. We help clients across a range of real estate businesses including developers, construction companies, REITS and property management firms. From the short and long term national and regional economic cycles to evolving laws and regulations, CST Group offers specialized knowledge of the issues and trends facing the real estate business.

Read client testimonials for real estate.

Our specialized real estate accounting services include:

  • Investment tax strategies
  • Cost segregation
  • Complex transaction structuring
  • Real estate purchase price allocations
  • REO & troubled assets
  • Audits of acquired properties in accordance with regulatory requirements (SEC Sec. 3-14 audits)
  • REIT taxation and compliance
  • Strategic tax plans
  • Due diligence
  • REIT business planning
  • Valuation and transaction consulting
  • Like-kind exchanges
  • Capital gain maximization strategies
  • Debt forgiveness structuring
  • Operating cost minimization analysis and strategies
  • Operation reviews
  • Surety and bonding assistance
  • Debt and equity capital structuring
  • Cash flow and net operating income forecast modeling
“An organization as diverse and expansive as our family of companies demands an accounting firm that understands its needs and delivers a multitude of financial services,” says The Red Coats Family of Companies Chief Financial Officer Vicki Wells. “In 1980, CST Group was selected to undertake the gargantuan task of providing these services and for the past thirty-four years their superbly professional and exceptionally versatile staff has been flawlessly delivering a long and diverse list of services to the Red Coats Family of Companies.”
“We are involved in very large commercial projects,” says Akridge Founder and Chairman Chip Akridge. “We rely on CST Group and others’ expertise and competency for managing complex real estate tax laws and regulations.” He adds, “CST does a great job of correctly assessing and analyzing situations. In nearly 40 years in business, we’ve never had any penalties regarding any of our transactions.” Akridge commends not only the accounting firm’s quality of work, but its value as well. “They are great people to do business with,” he says. “They work hard, and just do really good, honest work. They deliver big city results for my business with small town personal service and exceptional value. I can’t find that combination at another firm.”
“Gulick Group has worked with CST Group for over 20 years, starting with the founder Charles Cocke,” said Amy Swineford, Vice President of Gulick Group. “Since we’re a niche industry in real estate, we needed a firm that could provide hands on attention, had extensive real estate knowledge, and could guide our team in the right direction when making complex decisions. CST Group has been able to accomplish all of the above in addition to providing us with valuable advice on tax entities. When we’re searching for property to build on, we involve CST Group in the process to make sure that we’re not only staying compliant with tax guidelines but also that we’re making a cost-effective business decision for our company.”