Cost Segregation

SCS Real Estate Advisors, a Shavell & Company affiliate, specializes in cost segregation studies and tax credits. And, if you desire, we’ll even work with your outside CPA to get the job done.

Give us a call today at (561) 997-7216 to learn more and we’ll show how you will profit from rapid depreciation by legitimately paying the IRS less and keeping more money in your own pocket.


Analyzing depreciable buildings and property to maximize your tax depreciation deductions for real estate is our specialty.

Are all of your project costs depreciated over the standard 39-year (or 27.5-year) term? Our professionals will help you reclassify those costs to lower your tax bill with a Cost Segregation Study (CSS), or we’ll work with your outside CPA to get the job done.

The result: more tax deductions now, which means less taxes now. We can even get you a refund with this year’s tax returns for “catch-up” depreciation or older properties.

An owner or developer can write-off certain assets installed in buildings over only 5, 7, or 15 years instead of the standard 39 years (commercial property) or 27.5 years (residential property). 

If bonus depreciation is available, you can get all of the acceleration in the first year. How? With a properly prepared cost segregation study, the result is significant tax savings!

Rapid depreciation may be applied to:

Consider a recent cost segregation study that SCS Real Estate Advisors performed for a 171,000-square-foot retail shopping center on 20 acres in Central Florida. The property had 9.3 million dollars of depreciable tax basis, for which we segregated approximately $3.6 million. This resulted in $1.3 million in accelerated depreciation – first year actual tax savings for the client.

Click Here to read an article on the cost segregation study process.

If you are not the property owner and are the CPA, call us today about adding CSS to your menu of services. Why not leverage our experience? Learn how we work with your firm to support your client needs.

If you are the property owner, contact us to learn more. 


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