Property & construction

Property & construction

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway has a number of staff in each office with significant experience and expertise in the property and construction industry which covers all accounting disciplines and involves businesses of all sizes. We also provide specialist advice and present to numerous industry groups such as Property Council of New Zealand and New Zealand Planning Institute.

Business Advisory

  • Board of Directors representation
  • Pre purchase due diligence exercises
  • Job Costing and Management Reporting System reviews
  • Business valuations
  • Evaluation of debt and equity funding for property developments
  • Evaluation and opinions in relation to options, land swaps and other non-cash transactions


  • Preparation of IFRS and FRS statutory financial statements and income tax returns
  • Preparation of all indirect tax returns including GST, FBT, PAYE, RWT, NRWT, etc.
  • Cashflow budgeting and variance analysis
  • Management of commercial premises including rent collection and outgoing recovery
  • Structuring of syndicated property offerings
  • Establishment of cooperative structures


  • Construction Companies
  • Consulting Engineers
  • NZX Listed Property Funds
  • Property Syndicates
  • In-depth understanding of financial reporting (including disclosure) requirements relating to the sector
  • We also have experience providing opinions on prospective financial information relating to NZX listings and group amalgamations


  • Providing updates on legislative changes

  • Tax efficient structuring of operations including inbound and outbound investment structures

  • Opinions relating to specific property transactions

  • Lease inducements and fit out

  • Tax planning specific to property clients

  • Review and preparation of tax returns for entities of all sizes, from large multinational entities to locally owned and operating companies and franchises

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway contributes business matters articles to every issue of Build Magazine, the Building Industry Specialist Magazine.




20 Oct 2021

Six strategic tools every builder needs in their toolbox

There’s no denying these are unusual times to be in construction. Residential building consents are...

29 Sep 2021

Tax Talk | Interest Deductibility Rules Announced

More than six months after the government announced interest deductibility limitations for residential...

23 Mar 2021

Tax Talk | The war on landlords continues

The government has announced a suite of changes intended to fix the housing market, and in particular,...

25 Feb 2021

Construction industry future looking confident for 2021

Listening to business leaders over the past few months, the general outlook for 2021 is: despite the...

23 Jun 2020

Strategies to survive a downturn

As we all know, there is significant global economic uncertainty as countries deal with COVID-19, and...

18 Sep 2019

Commercial property: not for the faint-hearted

With the official cash rate at record lows, residential growth sluggish and eighty per cent of 2019’s...

18 Sep 2019

Property as part of a diversified portfolio

Unless you have only invested in term deposits, you have probably had some experience or knowledge that...

18 Sep 2019

Signature Homes: Building a winning business

Geoff Mockett and Dustine Palmer have learnt several lessons from their many years in business, but the...

18 Sep 2019

Residential rental losses now restricted

As forewarned in our previous tax publications, the government has now passed the law which will restrict...

18 Sep 2019

Tax pitfalls: Airbnb, boarders and short-stays

With tightening rules on residential tenancies, people making greater use of flatmates and boarders to...

18 Sep 2019

Non-resident directors' fees & withholding

Many New Zealand companies have non-resident directors, and the taxation of payments to these directors...

12 Sep 2019

Property Investment: the fundamentals

As accountants, we are often asked by clients whether they should invest in property. Over the last two...

14 Dec 2018

How a boom can send you bust

Cashflow issues in the residential home build sector

27 Jun 2018

Property Investors at a Loss - Ring Fencing Proposed by IRD

It’s now official. The government is actively moving against property speculators and investors.

19 Feb 2018

Bright-line test to be extended to five years

The Government introduced a Supplementary Order Paper to a Bill already in Parliament for the extension...

04 Aug 2017

Listed Property Trusts and Syndicated Property

Listed Property Trusts and Syndicated Property are a common feature of New Zealand’s property-dominated...

02 Aug 2017

Succeeding in the Booming Building Industry

In the wake of Fletcher Building’s profit downgrade announcement, there has been a lot of talk about...

20 Apr 2017

Capital Gains Tax on Rental Properties

In its attempt to slow down the runaway property market, the National Government’s first official foray...

29 Mar 2017

Health and Safety in Residential Property Investment

Over the past year there have been a lot of changes to rules for owners of residential investment properties....

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