A multibillion-dollar self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) needed assistance in establishing and maintaining a project management office (PMO) to coordinate timely completion of key tasks as part of its planned initial public offering. The trust, which has investments in approximately 2,100 properties diversified across 48 states and 18 industries, also sought support in drafting accounting position papers and S-11 disclosures and schedules.
The REIT brought in Protiviti to drive these pre-IPO activities. As projects progressed, our team also assisted in researching and benchmarking competitors and defining future-state processes that the REIT needed in preparation to operate a public company.
We assembled a team of local and remote resources with financial reporting and REIT experience, providing the right mix of expertise to support this strategic and significant event in our client’s lifecycle. Our professionals facilitated:
Our experts stepped in and addressed our client’s needs immediately and at every phase of the project. By engaging Protiviti at the onset of its IPO process, our client was able to utilize our extensive network of REIT and IPO experts to receive guidance on issues specific to the REIT industry, as well as the general IPO process. Our client successfully finalized its initial registration and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.
In addition, based on the support and value Protiviti delivered during the organization’s IPO process, our client engaged us to serve as its outsourced internal audit function to meet the requirements set forth by the NYSE, and to provide assistance with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Our Public Company Transformation practice helps companies assess whether they are prepared for an IPO. We help clients create and execute a plan to optimize the capabilities of their organizations, including internal processes, human resources and information systems, both for the achievement of a successful initial offering and for successful subsequent operation as a public company.
With years of experience providing IPO readiness assistance, Protiviti has developed an approach that effectively identifies key areas of focus. We provide specialized services to fit your needs, whether they include financial reporting assistance, project management, process/control remediation or systems enhancements. Our objective is to help IPO candidates save time and money, as well as increase the likelihood of a timely and successful IPO.