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Real Estate Strategic Advisory

Reliable and unbiased advice across all real estate sectors and New Zealand markets


Strategic Advisory focuses on big real estate 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 provide consultancy services to help you develop a real estate strategy

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 provide representation for tenants

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

7 May 2021

The week in real estate development - 7 May 2021

A weekly update of the biggest real estate development news from New Zealand and around the globe.
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4 May 2021

The global build-to-rent round up - 04 May 2021

A curation of news highlights from around the globe covering build-to-rent and specialised residential assets.
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Latest research

7 May 2021

New Zealand Research Report May 2021

A review of commercial office, retail and industrial market conditions one year on from the end of New Zealand’s national lockdown finds that most sectors have performed more strongly than expected. The effect of lockdowns, both locally and internationally, however, has varied across market sectors. This, along with some continued ongoing uncertainty, has resulted in property markets experiencing a flight to quality in both the occupier and investment sectors.
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1 Apr 2021

New Zealand Research Report April 2021

The government has announced a raft of new housing policies aimed at cooling residential demand and boosting supply. While investors of existing residential properties look to be the target, discussion is mounting on the benefits the ‘new-build’ residential sector, Build-to-Rent (BTR) and commercial property sector may receive.
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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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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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