Services

Family Office Real Estate

Our team provides advice specifically for private investors and comprises real estate tax and financial experts, private client specialists and experienced real estate investment advisors. Whether it’s the sharia compliant financing of an office acquisition, investing in a global real estate fund, or structuring the development of retail and residential mixed use assets (taking into account the inheritance tax implications for the family trust), we care about all our investors’ issues – from those of the ultimate beneficial owner to the bricks and mortar.

Our services

Property investment advisory

Deloitte provides UK real estate advice to families and other investor groups investing in commercial and ‘large scale’ residential opportunities. Our services range from identifying suitable investment opportunities to providing advice throughout the acquisition process.

With considerable property experience, our team ensures our clients are fully briefed on all the issues that pertain to a particular property, including the market dynamics at the time. We focus on long-term relationships, where we give our clients comfort that they have advice that reflects their own aspirations.

Key contact

Philip Parnell (Partner, London)

Tony McCurley (Senior Advisor, London)

Transaction support


Tax advisory

Our real estate tax team offers a wide range of tax advisory services including, but not limited to, pre-bid support, full tax due diligence in order to identify and quantify risks inherited, and tax advice on a suitable holding and financing structure, taking into account both the personal tax implications and real estate tax implications. We also advise on the strategic management of our family office investors’ tax position and optimisation of reliefs such as capital allowances.

Key contacts

Lisa McNulty (Vice Chairman, London)

Christina Chan (Partner, Hong Kong)

Douglas Watkinson (Partner, Bristol)

Mandy Yau (Director, London)

Stephanie Wong (Associate Director, London)

Sophie Pugh (Associate Director, London)


Financial advisory

With corporate acquisitions, it is necessary to ensure that you are protected against any inherent risks within the target vehicles. Our financial due diligence and advisory team work together with your lawyers to ensure you obtain sufficient contractual protection and agree an appropriate purchase price mechanism to ensure value items are captured in the purchase price.

Key contacts 

Matt Henderson (Partner, Leeds)

Caroline Waldock (Partner, London)

Shalom DeSouza (Director, London)

Harry Horrocks (Director, Newcastle)

Investing in hotels

Hotels are a specialist asset class often favoured by families and the investment and operation of hotels require specialist skills. Deloitte has a dedicated hotels team offering a wide range of services underpinned by deep sector and market experience. We provide advisory services to hotel owners, operators, developers and investors around the globe.

Key contacts 

Andreas Scriven (Partner, London)

Adam Powell (Partner, Bristol)