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Building wealth through property investment

26-Jun-2019 06:28:11 Share this:

Owning property is an excellent way to build wealth. Historically, property has been a less volatile investment with real estate values invariably tracking upwards over time. What’s more, you have the added benefit of being able to “leverage” your existing real estate investment to buy an investment property using borrowed money and grow your property portfolio even further.

Using equity to grow your investment portfolio
How much equity do you have in your home or investment property?  Enough to fund your next property purchase and grow your investment portfolio? 


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Topics: Industry Update, Property Management, Property Management Focus

Small footprint department stores could be the next big thing

10-May-2019 09:43:10 Share this:

The retail sector in New Zealand is going through a period of rapid and unprecedented change, and retailers need to adapt fast to stay afloat.

There are underlying pressures, the online phenomenon, logistics and cost infrastructure to name but a few. Looking to America we can take some pointers as to the trends that may impact us here in New Zealand – now and in the future. When it comes to retail, is small the new black? If trends among some of the biggest retailers in the USA are any indication, the answer seems to be yes. Before you dismiss the idea, hear us out.


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Topics: Industry Update, Commercial, NAI Harcourts, Commercial Property

Anti-Money Laundering Implications

17-Dec-2018 11:35:51 Share this:

New Zealand is a target for money launderers. It is estimated that well over $1 billion a year from drug dealing and fraud is laundered through New Zealand businesses. 


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Topics: Industry Update, due diligence, legislation

Client Advisory - Anti-Money Laundering

06-Nov-2018 14:40:03 Share this:

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the Act) has applied to financial institutions and casinos in New Zealand since 2013.


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Topics: Industry Update, Business Finance, Risk, legislation

What you need to know about the Overseas Investment Act changes?

06-Nov-2018 14:33:42 Share this:

How do the changes to the Overseas Investment Act affect me?


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Topics: Industry Update, Lawlab, Business Finance, legislation