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Heather Powell

Partner, Head of Property and Construction

Audit, Assurance & Advisory

heather.powell@blickrothenberg.com

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I enjoy mentoring younger members of my profession and others across the real estate sector. It gives me great pleasure to see them develop and flourish.”

I joined the Property & Construction team at Blick Rothenberg in 2020.  This talented and enthusiastic team has extensive experience of working with a wide range of clients in the sector.

I bring over 30 years of experience of working with entrepreneurial businesses in the sector as a trusted advisor.  I have a real passion for the industry, which started when I worked with construction companies and developers in the late 1980s.  Great role models led these businesses, who taught me a lot, especially as they addressed the challenges of the 1990/1991 recession.

I act as the primary point of contact for my clients, leading teams that provide audit, accountancy, tax compliance and tax advisory services.  Property taxation and financing can be complex.  Advice about how to structure a proposed development or investment needs to encompass issues arising from numerous taxes, including SDLT, VAT, CIS, corporate and income taxes as well as the UK financial reporting regime.  My extensive experience enables me to spot potential issues, which I then address with the specialists here to produce a practical solution for our clients, which we will present in plain English.

A particular highlight for me was early in my career when I worked with a developer on a 20,000 sq ft office in Camden.  We worked together on this project from pre-site acquisition to the sale of the fully let office some seven years later, with two rounds of refinancing on the journey.  We advised on the best corporate structure to adopt, produced the accounts, VAT and corporate tax returns, cash flow forecasts and ultimately final accounts for the investors, showing their profit distributions.  To see a development through from incorporation to sale was a huge learning experience, and really enjoyable.

I have benefited hugely from working with colleagues throughout my career who have taken the time to coach and mentor me.  I now enjoy mentoring younger members of my profession and others across the real estate sector.  It gives me great pleasure to see them develop and flourish.

Specialist areas

  • Property taxation and financing
  • Construction industry scheme
  • Corporate structuring

Services covered

Qualifications and positions of note

  • FCA

I am based at

Covent Garden

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Insights

20 June 2022

Buy to Let landlords are essential to UK PLC

The Government needs to take care to ensure that responsible buy to let landlords are not burdened with so much regulatory red tape they sell up.

29 March 2022

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings ‘ATED’ – Are you liable?

We would like to take the opportunity to remind business owners of the criteria for filing an ‘ATED’ return.

11 February 2022

We are going to MIPIM 2022

After the disruption of recent years, our Property and Construction team are delighted to announce that we will be attending MIPIM 2022