United States

Back to the future?

How real estate due diligence has changed post recession


Download white paper

Six-plus years into an impressive real estate recovery, investor appetite is burgeoning and valuations are trending towards the extremes. The fierce competition for assets is also having critical ramifications for the due diligence process. Both buyers and sellers need to adjust accordingly. 

This doesn’t mean investors should abandon their underwriting discipline. Rather, investors need to work harder (and faster) to ensure that their assumptions remain accurate and reasonable. Due diligence efficiency and thoroughness are now more important than ever.

While timelines are being compressed, the depth of analysis is reaching unprecedented levels. Today, a transaction not only digs deep into the analysis of current net operating income, but it also factors in a myriad of expense items, the underlying assumptions associated with every appraisal and every competitive market analyses, and detail-oriented property condition assessments. 

Failure to adjust to this new due diligence environment can lead to unfavorable investment outcomes.


additional insights

Financial statement audits vs quality of earnings analysis | RSM US

While negotiating a transaction, a financial statement audit complemented with a quality of earnings analysis may provide the most complete picture of earnings and EBITDA.

2018 Venture capital trends summary

2018 was great for venture capital. From funding to financing, the 2018 VC trend summary offers insights and analysis behind the numbers.

Q1 2019 Dealmaker Roundup

With strong dealmaking in Q1 2019, a panel of private equity deal experts discuss the trends behind the numbers and outcomes.

Q1 2019 Information Technology Industry Spotlight

Get yourself up to speed on the latest trends in private equity and mergers and acquisitions with the Q1 2019 Technology Industry Spotlight.


How can we help you?

To discuss how our team can help your business, contact us by phone 800.274.3978 or

Related Resources

Real Estate Insights


Key Professionals