Criss Cross Commercial Group

Criss Cross Commercial Group is in the business of helping retail businesses succeed. And for nearly 20 years, they have been doing just that, growing steadily year after year.

They do things differently than the standard brick-and-mortar commercial real estate companies out there. They view their tenants differently, as a partner in each other’s success. They partner with businesses to help them reach their dreams and become successful entrepreneurs, knowing that their own success comes directly from their tenants’ success. This approach, along with their ability to creatively make deals happen in their industry, is what sets them apart from the rest. They never like to say no. They always like to figure out how to achieve the “yes,” seeking solutions that are a win-win for everyone involved.

Their story is one of a small company that has “grown-up” over the years. As they grew from a small business to a more formal and professional company, they knew they needed a trusted advisor along the way — someone to lean on for sound accounting and tax-related advice. And that’s where MGA comes into their story.

Criss Cross needed a high-level, sophisticated accounting firm. MGA delivered.

One of the ways that MGA has made the complex simple for the Criss Cross team is by helping them improve and formalize their accounting operations as their company evolved. Ryan and Melissa Dennard (Executive Director and Operations Director at Criss Cross) knew that they needed to become more organized as the business developed, especially to manage and scale their growth successfully. That’s why they went out looking for a high-level, sophisticated accounting firm to lean on, and that’s right where they found the MGA team.

When we asked Ryan to tell us more about why they continue to choose to partner with MGA, he told us that having a team they trusted to keep up with the ever-changing tax laws related to their industry was invaluable. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what he had to say himself:

“There are also a lot of specific tax laws that apply to us and our industry, and those laws have changed and evolved quite a lot over the last five or six years. We have had a very collaborative relationship with the MGA tax team to make sure that we understand those laws, that we are well-informed about how we can manage our documentation inside the company to stay compliant, and that we are truly maximizing the opportunities around those laws. The results of this partnership have been exceptional. We are so pleased with the clarity, communication, and thoroughness of the knowledge from the MGA team and their ability to articulate precisely what we need to do to be compliant, maximize opportunities, and structure our investments and developments in ways that are tailored to the current laws.”

If your small business is looking to grow more strategically, we are here to be a collaborator in your success. Whether you are in the real estate industry or not, we can help you understand the specific tax laws that affect you and the opportunities available to you.

“We look forward to continuing to expand our relationship with MGA. They have been such a good partner with us over the last few years and allowed us to grow our business in a more strategic way. It’s a relationship that we are excited to continue to lean on in the coming years, and we know they’ll continue to be a resource for us.” — Ryan Dennard, Executive Director at Criss Cross Commercial Group

Our tax and accounting experts are here to help make the complex simple.

If we can do that for you, please reach out to us today. We are ready when you are.

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