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Lease Accounting | Occupier

CBRE's team of dedicated Lease Accounting specialists equip companies for optimum decision-making by guiding real estate teams through the practical steps and actions required to collect, store and manage real estate data – preparing organizations for the new standards set to go into effect from January 2019.

Latest News and Developments

The CBRE Global Task Force on Lease Accounting was established in 2010 with the sole purpose of tracking the developments of this significant initiative and the potential implications to companies' go-forward real estate strategies…

Lease Accounting FAQ

Still unclear on the Lease Accounting changes? You are not alone. We have compiled a comprehensive guide addressing the most commonly asked questions on this complex topic.

What exactly are the upcoming changes?

How will they impact my organization? What kind of assistance is available? Our 4 minute walkthrough video aims to cut through the noise and shed some light on this complex topic...

A Relief For Many

At the most recent FASB meeting, held on the 7th of March 2018, it was agreed that the Optional Transition method, discussed as an idea earlier this year, would be adopted...

Important New Development...

In early January, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a formal proposal aimed at reducing the cost and complexity associated with complying with the new lease accounting standard scheduled to take effect in January 2019...

The Clock Is Ticking, Get A Head Start

When one thinks about 2019, it does still seem pretty far off. When it comes to the new lease accounting standards however, and the scale of the work and resources needed to prepare, it is just around the corner...

Locating Leases

You know the deadline is January 1st 2019. You understand you need to prepare. The company has mobilized its Corporate Real Estate (CRE) and Finance teams to get started...

System Solutions, Do You Have One?

Is your existing Lease Administration system ready for the new standards? Many occupiers continue to use Excel which will not support the auditor’s needs...

Software To The Rescue!

With the new lease accounting standards taking effect from January 1st, 2019, companies need to start their preparation. Questions often associated with this are: “Does everything really go on to the balance sheet?”...

It's Not Just A One-Time Project

A recent trend among companies preparing for the new Lease Accounting standards has been the appointment of non-specialist real estate companies to abstract data so that calculations are available for day one of the new standards...

How can CBRE help you?


  • Assessment and Readiness Planning
  • Targeted Abstraction
  • Program Management of Document and Data Services
  • Technology Provision
  • Lease & Financial Administration Services
  • Lease Accounting Services

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Global Lease Accounting Calculator

Our web-based tool allows you to prepare a high-level lease analysis based on either the new or existing FASB / IASB standards...

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