Strategic Advisory

Reliable, unbiased and authoritative advice across all property sectors and geographic markets

Strategic advisory

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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Developing solutions to 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 could 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 could include: 

  • Procurement processes to source development partners and negotiate development agreements
  • Negotiating development agreements on behalf of occupiers / tenants
  • 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 Coliving 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

Latest news
14 Jan 2020
New Zealand office property market review for 2019 and forecast for 2020
Positive economic conditions driven by population gains and high employment rates have delivered another year of solid activity in the office property sector. This is forecast to continue.
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14 Jan 2020
New Zealand retail property market review for 2019 and forecast for 2020
Physical retail stores in New Zealand capture more than 90 per cent of all retail sales, and spending continues to edge up on an annual basis. This provides a supportive base and positive outlook for retail real estate in New Zealand.
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Latest research

Latest research
5 Dec 2019
New Zealand Research Report December 2019
For the last monthly report of each year we provide our top predictions for the following year.
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16 Aug 2019
Built-To-Rent; The Investment Case for Auckland
Some articles and research piece in recent months have highlighted the undoubted demand brewing from prospective tenants, particularly in Auckland, for long-term residential accommodation, which is purpose-built to rent (BTR). In essence, an unprecedented combination of factors has come together to boost demand for quality well-managed residential rental accommodation.
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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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18 Dec 2019
New Zealand occupier update | 18 December 2019
The latest news for commercial property occupiers with local and overseas updates, including a new $140M mixed-use project in Wynyard Quarter announced by Orams Marine.
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2 Aug 2019
Build to rent offers best of both worlds
Commercial investors can buy properties of almost any value, but investors in residential property typically have to build their portfolio one house or apartment at a time – until now.
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Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (NZ)



New Zealand Corporate Real Estate Advisor of the year

Property Institute of New Zealand



Fellowship Award

Alan McMahon

Property Council New Zealand



Supreme Award

Chris Farhi


Young Achiever of the Year

Chris Farhi

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