Equipped with strategic solutions for complex matters in property, building & construction.

Vanguard are a turnkey property, building, construction, and project management firm. We handle projects with a wide spectrum of resources at our disposal from building condition diagnosis through to formulation of the project concepts, evaluating and choosing the best fit based on the resources available to our client.

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  • Project policies & decision making protocol
  • Business case development
  • Financial & legal mechanisms
  • Building condition survey (where appropriate)
  • Initial concepts
  • Project time-lines
  • Project management strategy
  • Costing & funding structure
  • Procurement
  • Consents & planning
  • Liaising with third parties


  • Property development project concept & strategy.
  • Project evaluation & feasibility including drafting Better Business Case (BBC).
  • Implementation of planning, process and decision making guidelines.
  • Any required property or site acquisition / disposal.
  • Design & costing including drafting and finalising property development brief.
  • Strategy for lending & finance.
  • Bringing together required human resources including Architects, Surveyors, valuation specialists.
  • Property development & construction approvals.
  • Construction procurement, including advisory on Construction Contracts Act and required legal strategy for risk mitigation.
  • Project management & delivery of completed property development project.
  • Property settlement, leasing advisory.
  • Final reporting upon completion including reporting for development project finance / lending.


  • Defining the reason why a project is necessary.
  • Capturing project requirements, specifying. quality of the deliverables, estimating resources and timescales.
  • Preparing a business case to justify the investment.
  • Securing corporate agreement and funding.
  • Developing and implementing a management plan for the project.
  • Leading and motivating the project delivery team.
  • Managing the risks, issues and changes on the project.
  • Monitoring progress against plan;
  • Managing the project budget.
  • Maintaining communications with stakeholders and the project organisation.
  • Contract management.
  • Delivery with reporting.


  • Leaky building investigation.
  • Building cladding survey.
  • Joinery weathertightness survey.
  • Weathertightness diagnosis.
  • AS/NZS 4284:2008 considerations.
  • Building condition schedules.
  • Remediation design (Design LBP).
  • Remediation feasibility study.
  • Construction contract implementation & management.
  • Leaky building dispute resolution.


  • Legal issues including planning & consenting.
  • Lease advisory.
  • Commercial lease reviews.
  • Commercial rent reviews.
  • Commercial tenant selection.
  • Tenancy dispute resolution.
  • Property due diligence.
  • Land information inquiries.
  • Management accounting.
  • Budgeting & reconciliation of OPEX / CAPEX.
  • Developing Better Business Cases (BBC).
  • Reformation of property management systems & process.


  • Building code compliance.
  • Building pathology (defect reporting).
  • Building dilapidation reports.
  • Building condition schedules.
  • Pre-purchase building report.
  • Pre-lease building report.
  • Dispute resolution.


  • Management of earthquake notified building strengthening projects.
  • Earthquake strengthening project concept & strategy.
  • Project evaluation & feasibility including drafting Better Business Case (BBC).
  • Implementation of planning, process and decision making guidelines.
  • Control mechanisms under the Building Act 2004.
  • Key performance standard under the Building Code.
  • AU/NZ verification method guidance.
  • Design & costing including drafting strengthening project.
  • Strategy for lending, finance or obtaining grants.
  • Bringing together required human resources including Architects, Surveyors, valuation specialists.
  • Local authority approvals, compliance & consenting.
  • Procurement, including advisory on Construction Contracts Act and required legal strategy for risk mitigation.
  • Project management & delivery of completed earthquake strengthening project.
  • Final reporting upon completion including reporting for development project finance / lending.

Committed to excellence.


In all subject areas we are committed to upholding a high standard. That’s why our staff are members of the following professional associations.


Our unique approach is to find feasible solutions for all those complex property, building & construction projects.

Be it a leaky building, a struggling development or a dilapidated building, our approach often lead us to systemic oversights that can be traced back. Finding any underlying oversights is necessary to achieving holistic and lasting result. Using this approach, we have reformed properties with long-standing management shortfalls, and delivered on leaky building developments. In some cases issues we have resolved had been going on for over 20 years! Our team does not believe in band aid solutions. We pride ourselves in being able to dig out the root cause, and advise on rebuilding options from there.

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About Vanguard Advice


Every day, our expert team consult and advise providing tailored management solutions in a wide range of specialist areas. We are a family company forming a diverse background and skills. We have strong combined background in architecture, law, business administration, management accounting, building remediation and construction practice. We form a specialist management firm for matters around, property, asset protection, business, feasibility, building and construction. We can assist you with any stand-alone need or a tailored package to meet your specific requirements. With a uniquely diverse background of professional services, including property acquisition, we deliver a wide variety of professional services, including project management, building remediation solutions, dispute resolution and property development management.

Our extensive consultancy service includes property feasibility studies, building reporting, strategic planning, and real estate acquisitions. We assist newcomer and established commercial property managers, owners and their tenants. As well as large corporations with complex infrastructure requirements. Our clients range from large NZX listed companies, Auckland City Council, large multi million dollar investors, property developers, mum and dad investors, through to first home buyers.

Our Managing Team.


Architectural Studies & Law (Auckland)

Barrister and Solicitor


Anita has a background in Architecture, Law, Project Management and Commercial Asset Management. During her time as Head of Commercial Property she reformed the commercial property division of one of Auckland’s largest property management firms. She studied Architecture and Law at The University of Auckland and is an Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor. She is excellent in providing a strategic path for complex issues and is focused on getting things done right the first time. She established Vanguard bringing together a group of consultants who all have a united goal, which is to serve the commercial property industry with a higher standard of excellence. Legal strategy and remediating commercial buildings with complex structural or weathertightness issues are her main areas of interest.  Mitigating risks in any venture and strategically resolving disputes for her clients best interest is what motivates her. Thanks to her Architectural background, she’s able to understand modernist building design like Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier or the many tropical modernist designs of Minnette de Silva. A strong affinity with concrete buildings and their construction allows her to identify solutions to complex weathertightness problems, some of which prior to her consulting had failed to be resolved for over twenty years.

Phone: +64 204 264 820


CIMA-Dip Marketing & FCMA (UK), MBA (NZ)


Charles holds a Fellowship at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, along with a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of the United Kingdom. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Waikato. Negotiating funds with banks and with other stakeholders is where Charles excels. He has a robust background in financial consulting in areas involving fast-moving consumer goods, education, retirement, religion, and engineering. He has worked with Woolworths, Foodstuffs, Coles Supermarkets (AUS), Anglican Diocese Auckland and also Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei. His skill and experience is diverse and capable. In his management accounting practice, he likes to focus on business process management. His goal is always to provide cost reduction with improved quality of delivery. He has an exclusive Australasian partnership with John Keels Group, one of the largest conglomerates in South Asia. The group services John Keels supermarkets, Heritage luxury hotel properties and a variety of businesses.

Phone: +64 204 143 4121


Certificate of Real Estate Sales

TAIPOTINI – Industrial Height Access Certification


As a specialist property consultant, Aidan has worked with some of the country’s largest infrastructure organisations, including Vodafone, 2Degrees and the rural Connectivity Group (RCG), adding to their property portfolio strategy and helping them to acquire assets. Aidan is an expert negotiator of Sale & Purchase Agreements, Agreements to Lease and Property Supplier Service Agreements. He is experienced project management of capital works such as water leak remediation. Aidan is also Operations Director for Zenith Facilities Services our remediation arm specialising in commercial and high rise leaky building, waterproofing, external envelope and cladding projects.

Phone: +64 204 161 0808


Master’s in Media Art (Karlsruhe, Germany)

NZ Digital Art Awards Finalist


Anna is an exceptional academic, she achieved top 2% in the International Baccalaureate Examinations. Anna’s short film The State is a Lady has been translated into six languages and won acclaim at film and video art festivals across Europe, India and North America. She is a former NZ Digital Art Awards Finalist. She holds a wealth of media and graphic expertise from her experience working for production house Kasbah Films in Morocco and for German fiction and documentary filmmakers. Anna’s marketing and digital experience is a valuable asset to any property portfolio.

Phone: +64 221 875 833


IRATA Level 3 rope access & Site Safe Scholarship Award 2020


Dan has an impressive background in many height access and confined space construction projects, including technical rigging. So far his career highlight is the construction of Auckland Zoo’s Ape House and High Canopy Rope Network. Where the project is now a submission for rope access job of the year at SARNZ. Few other notable projects Dan has headed are Sky Tower Radiation Survey on the antenna stack, Wind farm IQP and maintenance work scopes, Auckland Harbour Bridge remedial scopes, remote tower construction and decommissioning, Structural steel assemblies, structural remediation and industrial coatings applications, and high rise glazing replacements.

Phone: +64 204 161 8008


Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP)


As a Licensed Building Practitioner, Eddie has worked with some of New Zealand’s largest construction organisations, including Hawkings Commercial and CMP. Eddie brings with him excellent knowledge of building techniques and construction strategy making sure that all our commercial remedial including capital works and water leak remediation projects are always compliant under the Building Act 2004 and the Building Code. He is also an excellent site manager for all complex remediation projects ensuring that our projects establish buildability and constructability during the design stage, allowing us to comprehensively deliver all projects.

Phone: +64 204 161 0808

Construction & project management.

  • Building surveying for feasibility study.
  • Building condition report for pre-purchase.
  • Construction management.
  • Project management.
  • Construction cost estimation.
  • Construction contracts procurement.
  • Building & construction financial planning.

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Remediation management from evaluating feasibility through to delivery.

Our expertise in multi factor of property provides you with stress free holistic full scope property development & building remediation. Vanguard mission is to holistically serve a diverse sector of industry, including property, asset management, building & construction management. We do so by attending to the global needs of business, investors, property developers, family trusts, property funds, tenants, landlords or if you are simply building your first home. Our teams diverse experiences have shown us that high demand services when offered under one advisory always yield a better outcome. This is because all required details are always considered and never missed. We take the time and effort to do things correct, to ensure enduring results and stronger relationships in the long run. Time and time we have seen that when any project is stratergised and planned, proper process is enabled. Decision making tools become part and parcel of proper process. Our team always work with professionalism and accuracy. Often we take an investigative approach when providing advise to our clients. Allowing us to deliver any project to the highest of standard.

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Weathertightness reports + leaky building legal & feasibility.

Building weathertightness reports are an important factor when considering due diligence in any project. Weathertightness issues are a serious problem which can significantly devalue any building. Our team have a background in architecture, construction, building remediation, law and accounting. Meaning we can provide you with a weathertightness report, consider weathertightness remediation feasibility and facilitate solutions strategically.

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