Canada's Property Tax Solution Since 1973

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Retail Sector


Our efforts and activities supporting retail clients are best described as evolutionary. We were the first advisory firm to deliver results and establish a reputation in support of owners AND occupiers of retail space. Rather than being the recipient of news that an appeal was successful (or not), our clients are in the driver’s seat and play an active role in minimizing the taxes they pay. We are aligned in the belief that the all parties, landlord and tenants, need to own the process of minimizing or managing the tax, as a team.

The second phase of this evolution is in creating a means by which our clients’ interests at a number of levels are protected, guided and managed. Canada’s retail environment is much coveted by our US counterparts and one which has seen a consolidation of ownership through securitized real estate entities. The impact to our clients has been great including increased demand for available space and escalating values as institutional money pursues a limited supply of investment grade assets to satisfy retail investors appetite for yield. An increasingly crowded and expensive marketplace for doing business heightens the focus and attention on cost management. Our support in tax allocation and lease arbitration efforts for our clients has resulted in increased protection and peace of mind for our clients.

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AEC is a TRACE Intermediary Member, representing commitment to anti-bribery compliance and ethical business practices. We support commercial transparency with our customers, business partners, suppliers and others. .