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Real Estate and Agricultural Services

Accepting In-Kind Gifts of Real Estate
Learn how you can evaluate a nonmarketable asset donation to quickly determine whether additional due diligence is needed prior to acceptance.
Mike Papierski

Mike Papierski

Practice Leader, Real Estate and Agricultural Services
Mike specializes in managing illiquid real estate and family business assets held in trust and estates.

Maximize the financial benefits of real estate donations to your nonprofit

Accepting real estate donations can be a boon for your organization, but managing them is complex, time-consuming and often beyond the scope of a nonprofit’s capabilities. No matter if residential, commercial, farmland or timber, our experts can provide due diligence around accepting as well as managing these assets for you, while also helping you strategically realize their long-term financial benefits.


Be confident you are maximizing these assets’ benefits and returns. Our real estate and agricultural experts can provide strategic advice regarding retention and monetization, as well as quarterback the management of these assets. We can perform the following for you – so you can focus on running your organization.

  • Due diligence on real estate assets prior to acceptance, including advice to help protect you from environmental as well as financial liability, and helping you understand carrying costs, potential pitfalls and an ultimate exit strategy.
  • Asset performance review, along with recommendations whether to retain or sell assets. At your direction, we can then develop a disposition strategy and work with professionals to help you maximize sales proceeds.
  • Property management, including collecting rents, working with professionals to negotiate leases, reviewing financial performance and developing annual budgets, ensuring all property-related expenses are paid.
  • Sales process management, from obtaining an appraisal, interviewing brokers and negotiating listing agreements broker, to reviewing offers, negotiating terms and completing sale.
  • Capital improvements and land planning. We can oversee capital improvements of property for you where strategically appropriate or otherwise necessary, as well as oversee a land plan when advisable to add value.


For more information, contact Mike Papierski, National Practice Leader, Real Estate and Agricultural Services, at 312 444 3258 or


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