Real Estate & Hospitality

Real Estate & Hospitality

Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the East African region. BDO has been a part of the success story of the growth of real estate and hospitality in Mauritius and it intends to use this privileged knowledge and best practice across Africa.

The Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure Group of BDO has worked on more than 100 Hospitality and Real estate related jobs. The team bring their dedication and innovative thinking to bare on the challenges facing our clients in the travel and tourism industry. We advise on audits, tax efficiency and structure, corporate finance and business consultancy to businesses across the different sub-sectors of the tourism industry. Our clients run from owner managed, private businesses through to large listed companies with international networks. In recent years, the BDO M&A team has advised on a number of landmark deals within the industry.

Driving the growth of your business is always a priority. This is a challenge in the very competitive real estate and hospitality sector. We will work with you to develop or adjust your strategy, fine tune your business model and overcome the barriers to growth. Our focus is to provide the actionable ideas and insights that will make a tangible difference to your business. Whether it is improving working capital management or improving tax efficiency, we will use our experience and expertise to deliver value to you. We always invest the time to understand you and your business so that we can help you achieve your goals.

 The sectors we serve are:

  • Real Estate Developments (Industrial, Residential and Commercial)
  • Hotels (Resorts & Business)
  • Food Service Establishments
  • Airlines
  • Cruises
  • Timeshare & Condominiums
  • Conference Centers
  • Tour Operators & Travel Agencies
  • Recreational & Entertainment Complexes
  • Clubs, Golf courses, Stadiums, Casinos, Racetracks etc.

We typically work with Developers, Owners, Investors, Investment Bankers, Governments, Tourism Entities, Hospitality Industry Suppliers, General Managers, Financial Institutions, Franchise & Management Contract Companies and Associations.

Through our Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure Consulting division we provide a large variety of services to this industry as well as to its support units such as:  


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Management Contract and Franchise Selection
  • Financial Analysis and Planning
  • Economic & Fiscal Impact Modelling


  • Owner’s Representative role
  • Best Practices & Benchmarking
  • Strategic Visioning & Planning
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Privatisation of publicly held businesses.
  • Internal Control Implementation  & Fraud Prevention
  • Acquisitions, Due Diligence Services
  • Tax Advisory & Planning
  • Debt Placement & Financing


  • Tourism Master Plan Development for Countries & Regions
  • Carrying Capacity Studies
  • Infrastructure Development Studies for Tourism
  • Environmental, Social, Economic Impact Studies
  • Tourism Distribution Channel Studies