Testimonials

Gilligan Rowe & Associates

Testimonials

Because of Property School I have become more confident to start getting into property. The classes were all interesting and well presented. - Daniel W, August 2018
Hi Janet/Mathew/John. Knowledge is a tremendous thing and is very empowering and motivating. I have thoroughly enjoyed property school and thank you and the team for providing a platform to obtain essential property investment and development knowledge. I would be happy to provide any testimonials or referrals for the company, as the advice and services provided by the company are second to none. - Darin Bayer, November 2019
Excellent accounting firm. Top of the game in NZ especially for Family Trusts and anything to do with Property. They generously donate presents to children's charities at Christmas. You don't go here for cheap stock accounting advice, you go here for the kind of advice that sets you up long term. - David Cranwell - February 2016
I didn't get a chance to thank Matthew for his presentation. It was a fantastic! Very level headed, no confirmation bias (which is my main critique of many property talks), and a genuine passion for what he does. - David H - May 2017
The whole course was great. Super informative. - David M - June 2017
I just finished reading Family Trust 101. Just last weekend I decided to flick through it. It was so good and easy to read and understand, even by me, that I could not put it down. I finished reading it over the weekend. I would recommend it to anyone. As I mentioned it last night too at the seminar you all at GRA are awesome and from a different planet. All the way through from receptionists to top, Directors. Thank you all. - Diane
When we started with GRA we werent certain of the benefits they could provide us. However they quickly unravelled our complex situations with multiple companies and structured our businesses so that we received maximum personal protection and minimised our tax liabilities. They have always been accurate on time thorough and available to answer our questions. Now six years after first moving to the team at GRA they have skilfully guided us to a future that looks amazing. It is with confidence we make decisions knowing our interests are protected by an outstanding group of modern forward thinking professionals. Their guidance has been invaluable and we can thoroughly recommend GRA - Dougall Love and Janice Knowles - June 2017
We can definitely say we are very happy we changed accountants to you guys. It's made a big difference. Cheers - Emma & Steve - February 2017
Property School provided great info about subdividing and looking for sites in Auckland as well as creative cash flow techniques. - Finn T, June 2018
Matthew I have to say that I regret not getting into your Property 101 book earlier as it is so very readable and practical.  And the case studies really bring the material to life. - G. Cleland - November 2015
Good morning, Just wished to thank you again for your informative and interesting lesson last night. Whilst I thanked you for your time, I did not compliment you on your clear knowledge and insight into your area of expertise. So compliments! Kind regards, - G F - April 2016
I found Matthew Gilligan’s Property 101 and Tax Structures 101 to be superb books for the following reasons: 1. They contain a wealth of information about property investing and related tax matters; 2. The commentary is very rounded and balanced; 3. They are filled with financially savvy practical tips and red flag warnings; and 4. The relatively informal style, use of short case studies and anecdotes to illustrate points, and the clarity of presentation make the books very reader friendly. The above combine to make two books that are educational, thought provoking and inspiring. I only wish I had access to this information much earlier. - Geoff W - April 2016
Salesh is the best CA I have ever met in New Zealand so far. Period! The reason that I had fired my previous accountants is that they are so cheap. And they offer cheap advice. You need good and solid advice that can make you more money in the long run. And Salesh is the man who can deliver real results for you. Cheers to your success, Kind Regards - George Guo - ANZ BANK Senior Personal Banker
Hi I received a copy of your Property 101 book as part of subscribing to the Property Investor magazine. Once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down. I have 4 investment properties (all based in Upper Hutt, Wellington) but never really understood the science of property investing. I am so much more informed now that I have read your book. After reading your book I will approach my next purchase differently and be a much more informed investor. The weblinks also provide great sources of information to follow up on and a property mentor will be someone I will definitely be seeking out. At the end of the book it included an offer for a discussion with GRA which I am keen to take up. Regards - GH - September 2015
My wife and I attended the Leaders event. It was a good day and a really good range of topics were included. Thank you for putting it on. - Graham C, May 2018
Morning Matthew, Quick note about Salesh Chand. I have been extremely impressed with his actions with regard to the mutual client of ours in Auckland Abrasive Blasting and Coatings 2005 Ltd. He has been a pleasure to deal with, provided accurate information in a timely manner and most importantly is giving the client the right advice as far as I am concerned.  He is very personable and I would certainly recommend his services to any ANZ client. Kind regards - Grant Clune - ANZ Relationship Manager - Auckland South
Really enjoyed the school. Learnt so much. I liked the real life examples - they were relatable. And the passion of the presenters. Also thought the books were very valuable as a learning tool. - Greg, June 2018
Juliette thank you for being so onto it today in getting those matters resolved. I have been really impressed with your prompt service. This reflects very well on the company indeed. Kind regards - Heather - August 2015
Hi Mathew. Thanks for meeting with us.  I took your advice and have started on Property 101 and more than half way through. I now realise why you advised us to stay where we are  and look for properties with land in Hamilton or Waiuku.  Information, calculations and case studies in this book are priceless. I'm so glad you decided to write this book and managed to find time to do it. Thanks very much for this and for advising us to check with you should we need to. Thanks - Helen - July 2015
The amount of info given freely in a spirit of generous sharing by the presenters made Property School great value. - JBT, April 2019

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