Real estate & construction

Our Real Estate & Construction team is made up of business advisers drawn from a variety of disciplines who provide services to contractors, construction related suppliers, property investors, commercial and residential developers, real estate consultants, civil engineers, surveyors and architects. Our in-depth knowledge of the sector means we are best placed to help you deal with the challenges of running a successful business - particularly when the industry is ever-changing and exposed to a range of risks.

The real estate and construction sector has, historically, been an early indicator in the barometer of economic recovery. However, there is a concern that this indicator’s acceleration will be limited due to longer than expected development times. The sector faces many issues from the impact of the skills shortage, to the unsustainable cost of procurement for tenders - where 'suicidal' bidding is a regular occurrence that companies with permanent staff and high overheads simply cannot match.

Funding also remains an issue, particularly early in the development cycle. Traditional lenders are still risk averse and developers need to look beyond loan finance to other sources of funding, and get to grips with the ever changing landscape of alternative funders and opportunities to claim tax credits and grants.

"We have been an audit and tax client of Moore Stephens for 20 years. In that time, we have always found them to be very supportive, timely, commercial and pragmatic with their advice. It is the personal time and attention that we receive from Moore Stephens, both in the UK and overseas that we, as a multi-national group, value most."

Finance Director, Mace Group