Lorne Shillinger

Partner, Tax, Family Office Leader – GTA

KPMG in Canada

Lorne is the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Family Office Leader and National Leader for the KPMG Canada Real Estate Tax Network. He has been with KPMG for over 37 years. Lorne is a Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) and provides advice to families, their family offices and businesses on taxation issues relating to diversified investment portfolios, private charitable foundations, shareholders, succession & estate planning. His practice is also directed to Canadian and international taxation for REIT’s and public corporations and private entrepreneurial real estate enterprises. Lorne’s clients include the breadth and depth of the real estate industry (Canadian and U.S. land developers, home builders, seniors housing and long-term care, retail, office and industrial property developers and managers, and non-resident owners of Canadian and U.S. real property). Lorne advises clients on taxation issues associated with the effective structuring of domestic and international real estate operations, tax-advantaged real estate acquisition, disposition and financing strategies, reorganizations and initial public offerings and provides real estate tax technical support to the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac). In 2013, Lorne appeared as a witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in Ottawa to discuss the enactment of amendments to the REIT rules. He wrote and presented “Developments in the Taxation of Real Estate Investments”, “Advanced Topics in Real Estate Tax Planning and Update on Real Estate Investment Trusts and Structuring Public Vehicles for Investment in Canadian and Foreign Real Estate" at the Canadian Tax Foundation 2007, 2009 and 2013 Annual Tax Conferences, respectively, and is the contributing editor-in-chief of KPMG’s Canadian Real Estate Tax Handbook.

  • Indirect Tax
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Succession planning
  • Tax
  • Transactions
  • Transfer Taxes
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with Distinction, University of Manitoba

  • CPA, CA

  • Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Designation

  • Member, REIT Committee, Real Property Association of Canada

  • Chair, Audit Committee, Beth Tzedec Synagogue

  • Member, Audit & Finance Committee, Sinai Health Foundation