Real Estate Consulting

Tidwell Group’s Real Estate Consulting (REC) team provides new and experienced developers and investors with a broad range of professional services to address challenges and opportunities in the real estate arena – including affordable housing, tax incentivized, and traditional real estate transactions.

Our REC team is committed through project life cycle to developing and implementing innovative solutions related to financial modeling, structuring, and transactional analysis encountered during complex deals.Tidwell Group’s REC team provides services based on a comprehensive knowledge of and broad experience with tax, accounting, business and transactional issues inherent in financing, developing, and operating real estate assets. The breadth of our experience in the real estate industry includes the following value-added services:

  • Section 42 qualified contracts
  • Due diligence for real estate acquisition and dispositions
  • Break-even and stabilization analysis
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) consulting services
  • New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) consulting services
  • Historic Tax Credit (HTC) consulting services
  • Tax-exempt bond arbitrage rebate services
  • Bond yield verification services
  • 95-5 test – good cost/bad cost analysis
  • Year 15 exit analysis and strategies
  • Consulting and structuring
  • 704(b) capital account analysis


The firm’s other general consulting services not particularly specific – yet value-added – to the real estate industry include the following:

  • Preparation of financial forecasts
  • Pro forma and other financial projections
  • Business advisory consulting services
  • Tax consulting and structuring
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Energy tax credit consulting (45L and 179D)

Joel T. McDowell, CPA

Tax and Consulting Partner