Real Estate The sky’s the limit with big picture guidance

The cyclical nature of the real estate industry has created many challenges for owners, operators, developers, syndicators, brokers, management companies and others. But this vibrant market also presents tremendous opportunities for those who have the knowledge, intelligence, wherewithal and creativity to take advantage of all markets.

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Whether you are struggling to rebound from a deal that is not performing up to your expectations, looking to maximize the return on your investment, or hoping to access new sources of funding for your new project, our Real Estate Group professionals have the industry knowledge, depth of understanding, experience, relationships and resources to help you find creative solutions to even your most vexing issues.

Sector Experience

  • Commercial
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Residential

Future Focused Resourcefulness


  • Evaluation and structuring of real estate syndications
  • Analysis of financing alternatives
  • Litigation support and expert witness testimony
  • Facilitation and fostering of relationships through our extensive network of buyers, sellers, investors, syndicators, developers, brokers, lawyers and other real estate professionals


  • Real estate acquisition, including choice of entity
  • Disposition planning including like-kind exchanges and reverse swaps
  • Analysis of federal, state and local credits and other incentives
  • Valuation of closely-held real estate entities
  • Estate and financial planning for real estate owners, investors, developers and other professionals
  • Distressed real estate consulting, including foreclosures, workouts and other restructuring alternatives
  • Lease analysis for both landlords and tenants
  • High-level advice regarding home ownership
  • Planning and preparing federal, state and multistate tax returns for real estate entities and individual owners


  • Financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • HUD audits and compliance
  • Common Area Maintenance (CAM) audits
  • Percentage rent audits
  • Mortgage broker audits
  • Construction Cost Certifications
  • Agreed upon procedure engagements
  • Fraud investigations and forensic accounting
  • Forecasts and projections for syndication
  • Condominium Turnover Audits

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Firms News


ORBA Wins Association of Accounting Marketing Achievement Awards
CHICAGO — Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest accounting firms, is the recipient of the Association of Accounting Marketing (AAM) Marketing Achievement Award in three separate categories: Website, Digital Advertising, and Collateral and Content Marketing. The awards were announced at AAM’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon. ORBA was recognized for its […]

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Media Mentions


Various Media – ORBA Wins Association of Accounting Marketing Awards


ORBA will gladly provide you with hard copies of the useful guides listed below. Select which guides you would like to receive and submit the form below.

  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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