PwC Real Estate Advisory works with business (small and large), government, local councils, developers and institutions to solve their most complex property issues.
Getting the most from real estate involves a multitude of different skill sets, so PwC’s Real Estate Advisory brings together expertise to operate across the whole real estate value chain, delivering a solution that goes to the heart of your goals.

PwC Real Estate Advisory works with business (small and large), government, local councils, developers and institutions to solve their most complex property issues.

Getting the most from real estate involves a multitude of different skill sets, so PwC’s Real Estate Advisory brings together expertise to operate across the whole real estate value chain, delivering a solution that goes to the heart of your goals.

The key is the integration of services to meet your challenges

Think

Understand the challenges. Analyse the options and solve the challenges on paper. Elegant strategies to deal with complex challenges.

Corporate real estate strategy
Negotiation strategy
Financial and risk analysis
Business cases

Act

Ensuring our clients get the best deal. We join our clients in the negotiating room to protect their interests.

Tenant representation
Complex commercial negotiations
Acquisitions
Disposals
Due diligence

Deliver

Making it happen. Managing the delivery of physical assets or implementing the agreement. Cutting risk so there are no surprises.

Project leadership
Transaction management
Project management
Developer procurement 
Transaction structuring
Development advisory
Feasibility analysis
Assurance reviews
Litigation support

The challenges facing our clients that we help solve

Corporate client

“How do I use property to redirect capital to core operations and business?”

Although there are plenty of avenues to go down, one common example is a sale-and-leaseback transaction – redeploying real estate that sits on a businesses balance sheet into core parts of the business. PwC Real Estate helps to structure and complete deals where businesses continue to have the use of the property through a lease, while also having capital freed up.

We also help to achieve added value from property by working strategically to maximise the utility and returns on real estate. For businesses seeking some financial flexibility, there are almost always options held in their bricks and mortar.

Institutional client

“How can I optimise my property to advance our organisation’s mission and objectives?”

A good example of this type of assistance is our university clients. These institutions need to use their property in the best possible ways to reach the outcome of providing better education. They need to maximise the utilisation of their campuses and ensure accommodation investments are attractive and fit for purpose for students.

Using our experience in strategy and execution, the team at PwC Real Estate works to ensure the efficient use of property and deliver fit-for-purpose assets that complement an institution’s operations.
 
 

Overseas investor, developer

“What are the rules of play in New Zealand and who can I trust to help me?”

Being part of the wider PwC world is a big advantage for our Real Estate division. We can utilise our expertise in tax and finance to ensure investors and developers stay compliant with local requirements as we work towards your property goals.

We understand relevant legislation, tax laws and how best to structure real estate transactions to work with restrictions – meaning our clients do, too. Meanwhile, PwC’s global presence gives us the capacity to work internationally. We develop cross-border relationships and stay on top of overseas rules and regulations. How many real estate advisors can say that?

Government client

“How do we use our property portfolio to meet our policy objectives and drive social outcomes?”

A local body may own a large land asset, and they could just sell it, but they’re interested in using the land to promote social outcomes or meet policy objectives. Government often wants to stay involved in the deal and influence or control the wider outcomes, so it’s about putting in place arrangements that allow for such objectives.

PwC Real Estate are experts at working to meet different outcomes, be they financial or to promote improvements in our society. We help to ensure local or central government clients can deliver on their mandate and policy objectives in such areas as housing, infrastructure and more.

Clients we’ve helped

Central Governement

Central Government

  • Creative NZ
  • Government Property Group
  • Land Information NZ
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • The Treasury

Corporates

Corporates

  • BNZ
  • Chorus
  • Contact Energy
  • Fletcher Construction Company
  • Fonterra
  • New Zealand Post
  • SkyCity
  • Spark
  • Westpac
  • Willis Bond & Co

Local Governement

Local Government

  • Auckland Council
  • Auckland Transport
  • Development Christchurch Ltd
  • Napier City Council
  • Otakaro Limited
  • Panuku Development Auckland
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Wellington City Council

Institutions

Institutions

  • Accessible Properties
  • New Zealand Racing Board
  • Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Universal College of Learning
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University of Wellington

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