Strategic Advisory

Reliable and unbiased advice across all property sectors and New Zealand markets

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Strategic Advisory focuses on big property decisions and complex transactions. We work with investors, developers, occupiers and other advisors.

 

Our clients include some of New Zealand’s largest and most successful companies, central and local government and leading not-for-profits.

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We regularly work on customised solutions that address the problems faced by property or portfolio owners or managers. Our capability covers the full spectrum, from high level conceptual strategies through to detailed asset-level planning.

Examples include:

  • Multi office consolidation strategies for occupiers
  • Long term property-by-property planning for occupiers or investors
  • Preliminary options analysis for properties that are problematic or have add value / development opportunities
  • Business cases to support strategy decisions       
  • Property investment strategies
 
Strategic Advisory offers real estate strategy services

Complex transactions often require specialist expertise to assist with their planning and implementation.

Examples include: 

  • Procurement processes to source development partners and negotiate development agreements
  • Negotiating development agreements on behalf of occupiers
  • Business cases or financial analysis to assist with making decisions about complex transactions
  • Pricing and structuring recommendations for unusual assets or portfolios, and sale or purchase negotiations
Strategic Advisory offers advice on complex transactions

Our tenant representation services involves negotiating leasing transactions on behalf of our tenant clients. This ranges from rent reviews and renewals, through to relocation.

Our team's involvement can be tailored to your requirements. It could range from background support or peer review of commercial terms, through to full leadership of the market search and negotiation process. 

Examples of our work have included: 

  • Large office leases in major cities
  • Provincial office transactions
  • Industrial leases
  • Residential leases
Strategic Advisory tenant representation services

Feasibility studies assess the viability of a potential development project.

We have experience and expertise across a wide range of project types, including: 

  • Major transformation schemes with market changing scale or new-to-market product types
  • Traditional commercial uses (eg offices, industrial, etc)
  • Mixed-use schemes
  • Developments in provincial markets
  • Coworking developments
  • Build-to-rent and co-living developments
Strategic Advisory feasibility studies

Our expertise in forecasting involves developing robust projections of key property market metrics to support decisions around new developments or investments.

We have experience working across a wide range of project types for investors, developers, occupiers and government. 

Examples of our work have included: 

  • Forecasting housing market performance for major cities and provincial areas
  • Forecasting the performance of commercial property markets (E.g. Offices, industrial, retail, etc)
  • Demand and supply analysis for different types of product
  • Advice on product typology, mix and design
Strategic Advisory forecasting services
Latest news
25 Sep 2020
The week in New Zealand real estate – 25 September 2020
A weekly update of the biggest real estate news from around New Zealand.
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21 Sep 2020
The week in global real estate - 21 September 2020
A weekly update of the biggest real estate news from around the globe.
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Latest research
4 Sep 2020
New Zealand Research Report September 2020
While the result of the 2020 election is still weeks and possibly months away, what is certain now is that whoever forms the government is set to unleash massive fiscal stimulus in order to reinvigorate the economy post COVID-19. Unprecedented spending on infrastructure will bring long-term economic benefits and will also have a profound impact upon property.
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7 Aug 2020
New Zealand Research Report August 2020
We have analysed sales activity and confidence surveys coinciding with the past six elections to assess if Election 2020 will have an impact on property investing. Analysis of residential sales activity surrounding the last six elections shows that the level of sales activity generally varies little from its current trend, unless there is a significant government property-related policy in the limelight. Analysis of commercial and industrial property sales activity since 2000 shows little divergence in purchasing trends when analysed against election campaign periods, potentially a result of the sector’s being less influenced by policy outcomes than the residential sector.
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Blogs

25 Feb 2020
NZ Occupier Update | 25 February 2020
The latest news for commercial property occupiers with local and overseas updates, including a planned $350m Auckland Airport redevelopment.
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18 Feb 2020
NZ Occupier Update | 18 February 2020
The latest news for commercial property occupiers with local and overseas updates, including central government announcement of a $300M package aimed at getting homeless people into better accommodation.
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3 Feb 2020
New Zealand occupier update | 3 February 2020
The latest news for commercial property occupiers with local and overseas updates, including government allocation of $30M to assist Māori land owners to develop under-utilised land.
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29 Jan 2020
New Zealand occupier update | 29 January 2020
The latest news for commercial property occupiers with local and overseas updates, including a government announcement to invest $12 billion in infrastructure.
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20 Jan 2020
New Zealand occupier update | 20 January 2020
The latest news for commercial property occupiers with local and overseas updates, including the sale of two of three former Waitakere City Council buildings to The Laidlaw College Foundation.
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13 Jan 2020
New Zealand occupier update | 13 January 2020
The latest news for commercial property occupiers with local and overseas updates, including Auckland Council to become the anchor tenant for a new Albany office building.
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Awards

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (NZ)

2019

 

New Zealand Corporate Real Estate Advisor of the year

Property Institute of New Zealand

2018

 

Fellowship Award

Alan McMahon

Property Council New Zealand

2018

 

Supreme Award

Chris Farhi

 

Young Achiever of the Year

Chris Farhi

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