Construction & Real Estate

One of the largest sectors in the UK, the construction industry is also one of its most complex; there is a maze of regulations, uncertainties and risks to deal with. There’s also the increasing threat of an investigation by HMRC; the public body commonly imposes financial settlements going back several years to collect tax, national insurance, interest and penalties on any errors that they discover.

Our specialist accountants, tax and business advisers truly understand the nature of the construction industry and the challenges you face. We work with a wide range of clients in the construction sector - including commercial and residential developers, contractors, sub-contractors, civil engineers, and architects - guiding a business from start-up, through growth strategies and surviving a changing economy, all the way to exit planning.

Accounting for your properties

Alongside the traditional audit and accountancy services, our specialist construction team can help with sector-specific needs, including:

  • Research and development tax credits on innovative construction methods
  • Fundraising for developers
  • Cash flow management and planning
  • Compliance to ensure you meet tax obligations
  • Capital gains tax advice
  • VAT consultancy, including negotiations with HMRC
  • Construction Industry Scheme compliance reviews and advice
  • Engagement of workers and employment tax issues
  • PAYE health checks to ensure your PAYE, benefits and expenses procedures would stand up to an HMRC investigation
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) advice
  • Making the most of your profits in a tax-efficient manner
  • Corporate finance advice, including for mergers and acquisitions, and disposals
  • Strategic planning to help you get your business to where you want it to be
  • Payroll services

Specialist real estate sector advisory

Our real estate accountants, tax and business advisers understand the pressures on the industry and the importance of timely and innovative advice to ensure you weather the storm. Alongside the services mentioned above, we can help you with real estate-specific advice:

  • Incorporation of buy-to-let portfolios
  • Fundraising or sourcing finance for property transactions, including development
  • Debt restructuring
  • Advice on the use of special purchase vehicles (SPVs) and joint ventures (JVs)
  • Structures to minimise taxation levied on development and investment profits
  • VAT advice on property transactions, including election to tax
  • Land remediation claims
  • Capital allowance reviews, helping you to maximise claims on property acquisitions and developments
  • Tax issues relating to overseas real estate
  • Employment tax issues and status of workers
  • IHT planning on real estate portfolios
  • Joint venture accounting and reporting

Get in touch with us, and let’s talk construction and real estate.

Key contact

Head of Construction & Real Estate, Partner
Brendan Sharkey
+44 (0)20 7429 4100
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Meet the team

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John Coverdale


John joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in March 2008 as an audit partner and acts for a variety of corporate clients including companies involved in construction and real estate, financial services (including FCA regulated companies), media and entertainment (including book and music publishers), professional partnerships,  and the not-for-profit sector.

He has a number of Technology clients, particularly start-ups and growing companies, advising them on a range of issues. He has also assisted with a number of successful Technology Strategy Board applications for funding.

In his spare time he is a keen cyclist and aspiring duathlete.

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Gordon Thrower

Senior Tax Manager

An employment tax specialist, Gordon started his tax career with HMRC spending 8 years as part of a special investigation unit before moving across the divide to PwC in 1997. He later moved into mid-tier, picking up a “Best Tax Team Award” in 2010 working alongside Chris Blundell at Mazars.

More recently, Gordon has acted as an in-house consultant for a number of businesses, thus gaining experience from all three sides of the HMRC-Advisor-Business triangle. He has worked across a number of sectors, including education, property, IT, retail, banking, public sector and not-for-profit and has extensive experience of handling negotiations with HMRC.

Outside the office, Gordon is a season-ticket holder at West Ham United and is deputy editor of the popular West Ham website kumb.com, in which capacity he is often invited on to podcasts, tv and radio programmes, usually when the producers cannot find anyone famous to talk to.

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Andrew Moyser


Andrew is part of the Eastern Region team and specialises in audit, assurance and financial reporting.  Andrew's portfolio includes a number of large international groups with listed parents, as well as UK owner managed businesses.  

Andrew has been at MacIntyre Hudson since 2005 and is the firm’s Audit Compliance Partner and a member of the firm’s Technical Experts Group.  In this role, Andrew ensures the firm’s audit quality as he reviews the firm’s high-profile clients and more complex audits.  Andrew leads the firm’s audit innovation project – responsible for bringing Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence into our audit procedures.

Andrew is also the firm’s Data Protection Officer and heads up the GDPR team. 

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Andros Andrea

Senior Audit Manager

Andros joined MacIntyre Hudson in November 1995 as a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has worked as a portfolio manager since September 2000.

As a senior member of the team, Andros has developed the expertise and experience that comes from working on a diverse and varied portfolio, which ranges from large international groups to SMEs. His experience crosses many sectors, with special interest in the property and construction sector. Andros graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics and became a fellow (FCA) in 2005.
In his spare time, Andros has an interest in politics, finance and enjoys travelling and reading.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

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With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group