Real estate and construction

Our specialist real estate and construction (REC) team has a wealth of experience working with investment, development and construction businesses across all asset classes. Our clients range from large international corporate groups and funds to individuals and everything in between, giving us in-depth and diverse industry experience.

How we can help

First and foremost, we create a positive impact with sustainable success for our clients. We are known for being proactive and communicating clearly, with quality underpinning absolutely everything we do. We operate a partner led service using partners focused on the REC industry. These partners are supported by a close-knit team, equally dedicated to REC. Additionally, we call on the services of all our in-house experts, ensuring you get tailored advice, fast. Businesses of all types rely on our timely and informed advice, including:

  • Multinationals
  • Offshore investors
  • Large corporates
  • Owner-managed businesses
  • SMEs
  • High net worth families and individuals.

Through our membership of the Moore Global Network, we support clients across multiple jurisdictions, delivering a seamless and efficient international service.We also regularly issue up-to-date information and guidance on the latest legislation and upcoming changes affecting the sector, to help you stay ahead of any issues affecting your business.

Our services

  • Project structuring and tax-efficient profit extraction
  • Project planning and cash flow forecasting
  • UK and international tax planning
  • VAT
  • Stamp duty land tax
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
  • Capital allowances and land remediation relief
  • Audit, statutory reporting and tax compliance
  • Strategic growth advisory
  • Outsourced accounting services
  • R&D tax relief
  • Employment law and taxes
  • Loss of profit disputes
  • Financing mortgages
  • HR Consultancy

To find out how we can help your real estate or construction business, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Lead Contact

Guy Richardson

+44 (0)20 7566 3722
Email: Guy Richardson

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Our advisory work puts us at the very forefront of the construction sector. With extensive industry experience and knowledge, we work with numerous clients to deliver commercial, residential, and industrial projects, often of a large and complex nature. We also act for those supplying services to the sector such as scaffolding, plant, demolition, utilities, and renewable energy.

Confronting challenges

You can’t come up with solutions without getting to grips with the challenges. That’s why we make sure we understand the environment and challenges that businesses in the construction sector face – issues like continued concerns around rising material costs, availability, and labour.

One step ahead

Rapid change is a defining characteristic of the construction industry and integrating new technology, ideas and opportunities into operations is key to succeed. We can guide you through emerging trends, such as intelligence driven by big data, the rise of digital contractors, mobile construction work, building information modelling, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, and help apply them to your way of working.

Digital innovation

A wave of innovation and digitisation is changing the way construction firms approach and manage projects, not least through cloud computing, which has emerged as the preferred vehicle for business operations worldwide.  We offer a tailored cloud accounting package, giving you a clear, cost-effective, and efficient way to maintain financial records.

To find out more about how we can help your construction business, get in touch with our expert partner in this area, Jonathan Seymour.

Property development and investment

Property development and investment remains a challenging market. There are many reasons why a project can succeed or fail: local demand, investors who understand the risks, effective management of cash flow, to name a few. That’s why it’s so important to work with proactive team of professionals with the knowledge and expertise to help avoid issues that can potentially delay a project.

Tailored advice

Our specialists cover all areas of property development and investment, including residential, commercial, and industrial property. We support clients within the private rented, student accommodation, retail and care home sector and advise clients who own property within the hospitality sector such as hotels, restaurants, and bars.

Our property development and investment services:

  • Accounting, audit and tax
  • Project structuring
  • Tax efficient profit extraction
  • Capital allowances
  • VAT
  • Land remediation relief
  • Employment law and taxes
  • Advice on the construction industry scheme (CIS)

To discuss how our property and investment specialists can help you, get in touch with our lead partner, Mark Fielden.

Research and development tax relief

Research and Development (R&D) tax relief can be a complex area for real estate and construction businesses. In fact, many have missed out on valuable funding. Our advisers understand the various sector landscapes and can help ensure you make the most of the R&D incentive.

What is R&D tax relief?

The government recognises that encouraging innovation is vital to improving the UK’s productivity, performance, and competitiveness. It introduced R&D tax relief to support companies that work on innovative projects. R&D tax relief can be claimed by a range of businesses that seek to research or develop and advance in their field.

What qualifies for research and development tax relief?

Real estate and construction are areas where R&D currently thrives. As an industry that is constantly pushing past its innovation comfort zone, many projects, activities and expenditures qualify as R&D.

R&D advice from the experts

We have a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and tax specialists who can advise on R&D tax relief, R&D expenditure credit and other innovation incentives. We’re also part of HMRC’s R&D Consultative Committee and have played a leading role over the years in the development and interpretation of the R&D tax relief schemes.

To talk to us about R&D tax relief for your business, get in touch with our expert partner in this area, Thomas Hayden.

Moore Kingston Smith offers a comprehensive all-round package. There has always been an expert within Moore Kingston Smith to guide us through the challenges the business has faced over the years. There’s always somebody we can talk to.

Christopher Bartram
Non-Executive Director, Collins Construction