The real estate sector is transforming at a rapid pace

A sector heavily influenced by developments in market trends, consumer habits, changing business models, technological advancements, and new investment opportunities, the usage of residential, retail, and office spaces is continually evolving.

In particular, property investors are increasingly concerned with the social impact of their assets, targeting those that have a positive Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) effect.

All these factors are likely to impact on the future of how buildings and infrastructure are built, managed, and connected.

How we can help

So, whether you are involved in buying, selling, developing, or investing in the real estate sector, being able to navigate these evolving trends, and the daily challenges that they bring is vital.

This is where we come in. At PKF Smith Cooper, we can provide advice in order to improve your business strategy and optimise performance, whether you are looking for short-term solutions, or planning for long-term goals.

Some of the services we can help with

 We can advise on a range of real estate-specific issues and strategies, including:

  • Corporate finance – fundraising or sourcing finance for property transactions
  • Tax planning and structuring
  • Capital Allowances
  • Business restructuring
  • Forensics and valuations
  • Regulatory and corporate governance

VAT services

For all industry stakeholders, whether you are an investor, developer, or owner, VAT can create significant issues. Our specialist advisors can offer a comprehensive range of indirect tax services to ensure you remain compliant and mitigate any exposure to unnecessary tax, including:

  • SDLT reliefs and refunds
  • Reverse charge on construction services
  • Sale and purchase of investment properties
  • Business rates reviews
  • Sale and leasebacks
  • Reducing VAT costs and improving cash flow
  • Options to tax and property transactions

Our specialist team are here to help you grow your business, and support you every step of the way, whatever your goals may be. Get in touch today to discuss how we can help meet your objectives.


Key experts

James Bagley

Managing Partner


Catherine Desmond

Private Client Partner


Adam Rollason

Tax Advisory Partner


Gavin West

VAT & Indirect Taxes Partner


Gary Devonshire

Tax Advisory Partner


Jessica Fielding

Senior Manager - Accounts


Natalie Pollard

Senior Manager - Tax


Chris Cutting

Manager - Indirect Tax


Thomas Webb

Assistant Manager Consultant - Capital Allowances