At MS Consultants, we've conducted over 7,000 Cost Segregation Studies and applied the IRS' preferred engineering-based approach in each case. We've worked with nearly every type of real estate project out there, so when our clients come to us with obscure types of projects, we have dozens—in many cases hundreds—of similar projects under our belt.
Below is just a sampling of the types of projects we've worked on. Use your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll through the types of projects, and learn more about each specific type of property by looking through our brochures.
From small complexes to imposing skyscrapers, all office buildings have opportunities for cost segregation. From communications and electrical hookups to decorative lighting to land improvements, we can usually segregate between 15-30% of office buildings. Learn more by downloading our brochure.
Whether they're towering high-rises or sprawling garden-style complexes, apartments offer a wide range of opportunities for savings through Cost Segregation Studies. We can normally segregate between 12-20% of high-rise apartments, and up to 38% of garden-style complexes. Take a look at our Apartment Brochure to learn more.
Quick Service Restaurants
Quick Service Restaurants
In terms of bang for the buck, there aren't many better candidates for Cost Segregation Studies than quick service and fast food restaurants. When you think about it, these properties are basically large commercial kitchens surrounded by parking lots—offering a high percentage of assets that can be segregated as non-building. We regularly segregate between 30-45% of quick service and fast food restaurants: take a look at our Quick Service Brochure to learn more.
With all of the decorative and luxury items adorning the suites and common areas, hotels are great candidates for Cost Segregation Studies. Up to 40% of hotel properties can be segregated. Check out our hotel brochure to learn more.
Most of the cost segregation savings to be found in restaurants are in the parts of the property that the customer doesn't see—the kitchen, the administrative areas, and the loading docks and storage areas. However, there's plenty in the dining room and parking lot as well—overall, we can segregate up to 35% of restaurant properties. Take a look at our Restaurant Brochure to learn more.
From high-tech facilities to the factories that produce the necessities of everyday life, industrial buildings offer a wealth of Cost Segregation opportunities. Most often, we can segregate between 20-40% of industrial facilities, but in some cases the percentage can reach as high as 65%! See our brochures for more information.
Players drive for show and putt for dough, but golf course owners can find ways to save green all over the course—and we can segregate up to 65% of golf courses. Take a look at our golf courses brochure for more information.
Food processing facilities contain a wealth of specialized equipment, and have plenty of wiring, plumbing, and other non-building elements as well. It's not uncommon for well over 50% of food processing facilities to be separated in a Cost Segregation Study. Take a look at our Food Processing Brochure to learn more!
Extended Care and Nursing Facilities
There's a wide range of assets within nursing and extended care facilities that can be reclassified into shorter depreciable lives with a Cost Segregation Study—and we can often segregate between 20-30% of such facilities. Check out our Nursing Facility Brochure to learn more.
We can usually segregate between 20-30% of exercise and fitness centers. When Qualified Leasehold Improvement (QLI) property was involved, however, that total can reach as high as 70%! Take a look at our Fitness Center Brochure.
To the untrained eye, a warehouse can look like an empty shell, with little to offer for a Cost Segregation Study. But look a little closer and you'll find special wiring, dock equipment, land improvements, and much more. We can usually segregate between 18-30% of warehouse properties. Take a look at our Warehouse Brochure to learn more.
Each type of tenant in large retail spaces offers their own benefits for Cost Segregation Studies; from commercial kitchens in restaurants to special electric and plumbing in hair salons. We can usually segregate up to 25% of retail plazas—read through our Retail Plaza Brochure to learn more.
We've completed hundreds of studies on large retail spaces, including malls and big box stores, and we've found we can often segregate up to 40% of such properties. Download our Large Retail Brochure.
Modern grocery stores require a lot more than shelves and lights: they have special wiring for coolers and equipment, special plumbing for food preparation areas, decorative elements, and special electrical equipment—and that's just in the store itself; there's much more to be found in the loading docks and parking lots. We can often segregate up to 25% of grocery stores—take a look at our Grocery Store Brochure.
Fueling Stations and Convenience Stories
Fueling stations offer great chances for cost segregation, but are particularly tricky to navigate. Unique tax sections, procedures, and tax court precedents exist for these properties, making it even more important to hire a firm with the experience of MS Consultants. We can often segregate up to 40% of fueling stations—take a look at our Fueling Station Brochure to learn more.
Dental offices have many of the same types of non-building assets as doctor's offices and other medical buildings: special electric wiring and hookups, special plumbing, cabinetry and millwork, and safety installation, just to name a few. We can often break out between 20-42% of dental offices—take a look at our Dental Office Brochure to learn more.
Auto dealerships have it all when it comes to Cost Segregation Studies: the communications, electric hookups and finish carpentry in the office, the special electric and plumbing of the repair bay, and the land improvements of the parking lot outside. In some cases, we can segregate nearly 50% of auto dealerships. Read through our Auto Dealership Brochure for more information.
Along with the usual assets that go along with office equipment, bank properties can have an impressive array of additional non-building assets, from the bank vaults themselves in branch offices to vast amounts of wiring and communications hookups servicing data centers and administrative buildings. We can segregate as much as 40% of bank properties as non-building—take a look at our Bank Brochure to learn more.
Medical facilities can range from tiny single-practitioner doctors' offices to huge, sprawling hospitals—and the assets contained within can vary almost as much as the size and use. However, all medical buildings offer similar non-building assets, including special wiring, plumbing, cabinetry, and much more. We can usually segregate between 20-35% of medical facilities. Take a look at our Medical Facilities Brochure to learn more.
Almost any type of property can benefit from a Cost Segregation Study—and we've worked on almost every type of property! Marinas, hangars, bowling alleys, wineries, day spas, civic centers, castles—we've even cost segregated a facility built into a cave! We've got the experience and expertise to handle any building you can think of—& More!.