Vanguard Advice equipped with strategic solutions for complex matters in property, building & construction.

Vanguard Advice are a turnkey Project Management firm. We handle projects with a wide spectrum of resources at our disposal from formulation of the Project Concepts, Evaluating and Choosing the Best Fit based on the resources available to our client.

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BUILDING CONDITION SURVEY

  • Building code compliance
  • Building cladding survey
  • Joinery weathertightness survey
  • Weathertightness diagnosis
  • AS/NZS 4284:2008 reporting
  • Building pathology (defect reporting)
  • Building dilapidation reports
  • Building condition schedules
  • Pre-purchase building report
  • Pre-lease building report
  • Expert determination
  • Dispute resolution & expert witness

EARTHQUAKE PRONE BUILDINGS

  • Management of earthquake notified building.
  • Earthquake strengthening project concept & strategy.
  • Project evaluation & feasibility including drafting Better Business Case (BBC).
  • Implementation of planning, process and decision making guidelines.
  • 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.

DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY

  • Feasibility study
  • Business case development
  • Initial concepts
  • Project time-lines
  • Costing & funding structure
  • Procurement
  • Consents & planning
  • Liaising with third parties

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

  • 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.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • 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;
  • provider management;
  • closing the project in a controlled fashion when appropriate.

PROPERTY CONSULTING

  • Property law related issues.
  • 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.

We believe in value proposition and conceptualisation. Our Resource Based Analysis of a project will lead to premium value propositions. To this end we will also carry out the related and requisite financial feasibility. Vanguard Advice provide elegant solutions for complex problems! Vanguard take into account all legal and financial aspects of any given action. Then the team will design a strategic and feasible solution that benefits and impacts the project economy in the best possible way.

Elegant solutions for complex problems are solutions that, not only fix a problem or tidy up a mess that you have but provide ongoing benefits in other areas. Strategic management and structuring of property portfolios, projects, accounting systems &  legal concerns.

Vanguard Advice 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.

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.

Committed to excellence.

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

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTY, BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION.

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

We value process and have expertise in a wide range of fundamental concepts required for successful delivery. We will first identify the resources that confers us a comparative advantage that we plan to leverage to reach an un-duplicable competitive advantage in the market we propose to serve. Then, we provide analysis frameworks to study existing and future competitive activity, availability of resources, market trends emanating from Micro and Macro environmental factors.

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About Vanguard Advice

VANGUARD CONSULT ADVISE & DELIVER

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 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 accounting, legal, building maintenance, leaky building and architectural expertise, along with property management and acquisition experience, we deliver a wide variety of professional services, including trust management, dispute resolution and solutions under the Resource Management Act.

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.

ANITA MENZIES

Architectural Studies & Law (Auckland)

Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY CONSULTANT – DIRECTOR

Focus and vision Anita contributes to the industry has enabled Vanguard Advice to become a highly efficient and professional team of consultants who are able to specialise in reformation and getting back on track the most difficult situations. She is excellent in providing a strategic path with a focus in getting things done right the first time. Anita has reformed the commercial property arm of one of Auckland’s largest property management firm during her time as head of commercial property. With her legal and project background she established Vanguard Advice to better serve with a high standard of practice management. For those properties and complexes she has been involved in she has successfully reduced crime, increased tenant’s profitability and raise the value of the properties. She has a impressive track record in identifying leaky building causes. With her ability to strategically manage projects, she had delivered remediation of buildings with a 20+ year history of weathertightness problems.

Phone: +64 204 264 820

Email: anita@vanguardadvice.nz

CHARLES SENEVIRATNE

BBIM, NZCC, LBP

HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS

Charles is a licensed building practitioner, who is also a graduate of the Auckland University with a BBIM. He also holds all required Licensing for earthwork projects. He provides the prefect solution for all those projects requiring extensive management expertise. Including projects with sensitive time line and budget implications. His technical knowledge on building standards, materials and methodology is second to none. He is also an exceptional asset for those difficult and complex projects requiring out of the box construction or remediation solutions. Once solutions are considered he will be sure to execute the required works to the highest of standard. He is also a self-learned vehicle mechanic, where he enjoys his free time restoring vintage cars.

Phone: +64 21 203 1710

Email: charles@vanguardadvice.nz

CHARLES SENEVIRATNE snr.

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

FINANCE MANAGER

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

Email: charles.s@vanguardadvice.nz

AIDAN MENZIES

Certificate of Real Estate Sales

TAIPOTINI – Industrial Height Access Certification

ACQUISITION & SALES MANAGER

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.

Phone: +64 204 161 0808

Email: aidan@vanguardadvice.nz

ANNA GATES

Master’s in Media Art (Karlsruhe, Germany)

NZ Digital Art Awards Finalist

MARKETING MANAGER

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

Email: anna@vanguardadvice.nz

Building & construction 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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Management of property development & remediation, from evaluating feasibility through to delivery.

Our expertise in multi factor of property provides you with stress free holistic full scope property development & remediation management.

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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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From lease advisory, property development needs, financial planning, project management to resolving leaky buildings. Extending to business planning, trust management law and dispute resolution. We help with all your legal & accounting advisory.

    VANGUARD ADVICE TEAM ARE READY TO HELP.

    We are available to take your call, schedule a Zoom, or connect in person as social distancing requirements permit. The best way to get hold of us is as follows;

    Postal Address: P O Box 87451, Meadowbank, Auckland 1072 New Zealand

    Phone: +64 204 161 0808

    Email: info@vangaurdadvice.nz