Cost Segregation Services

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Gennaro DiBello CPA (Pittsburgh)

Real Estate Cost Segregation generates significant cash flow by accelerating depreciation. The process carves out shorter-lived assets (that qualify for 5-, 7- or 15-year write-off periods) embedded in a building's construction or acquisition costs (generally depreciated over 39 years).

Tax Savings Hidden in Buildings and Real Estate

Working with you, our consultants will "mine out" buried tax savings from:

  • New buildings presently under construction
  • Renovation, remodeling, restoration or expansion of existing buildings
  • Purchases of existing properties
  • Office/facility leasehold improvements and "fit outs"
  • Post-1986 real estate construction, building acquisition or improvements, where no cost segregation study was performed (even though the statute of limitations previously closed on the property construction/acquisition year).

Our extensive experience conducting Cost Segregation studies covers many industries, including, commercial rental property, corporate office buildings, distribution centers, automotive dealerships, bank branches, food processing plants, hotels/motels, manufacturing facilities, multi-family residential properties, restaurant facilities, shopping malls and student housing locations.

For more information on Schneider Downs Real Estate Cost Segregation Services in Pittsburgh, PA or Columbus, OH, contact us for our brochure or complete the Cost Segregation Benefit Analysis form.


case studies

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big problem:
Ransomware attack halted a global manufacturer's operations.
big thinking:
Recover and secure the system – fast – save $1 million in ransom.
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big problem:
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big thinking:
Comprehensive planning for a 15% tax reduction.
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Map of Pittsburgh Office

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

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Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102