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Gilligan Rowe & Associates

Testimonials

What I enjoyed most about Property School was the great willingness of speakers to let us interact, energy of speakers is massive! Planning strategy going forward, motivation and what mindset/approach is required to do subdivision were the highlights for me. - N N, May 2018
Fabulous advice to assist people just getting started in property investment.  A wealth of knowledge packed into six 2 hour sessions which are easy to fit in to a busy working schedule.  There are a lot of tips and tricks to make sense of what can be a very complicated process.  I leave property school with the confidence injection I needed to go forward with a plan. - Name unpublished by request
Very informative, a great learning journey. If you are serious about property, or thinking about investing in property, then Property School is a must. - Name withheld
This letter is to express my appreciation for the assistance and encouragement of both Anthony Lipscombe and particularly John Heaslip over the last financial year. The period since activating my trading trust has been one of considerable stress, as well as personal development, as I embarked on this as a relative business neophyte with virtually no awareness of the contemporary requirements of running a business, particularly the financial records aspect. During much of this period I have therefore felt considerable out of my depth.  However I have been lucky enough to have had the benefit of the advice and support of John Heaslip in rationalizing what was a fairly chaotic set of records of the first year property trading. I am able to say that John in particular, has been unstinting in his attention to my needs and has done so in a manner which has never alluded to my extremely rudimentary grasp of managing a business, or even of being unable to set out a spread sheet properly.  The result of the above guidance is that now, although my trading trust would still not be able to operate without the advice of GRA, I do least feel a sense of satisfaction that I have got to my present point without major disaster and that my property trust does now have some kind of firmer basis for any future activities - Name withheld by request
May i just say what a pleasure it has been to deal with GRA  over the last few years. Your service and performance have been first class, and I would recommend your company to anyone requiring property related accounting and advice (not something I do very often !!!). - Neil - May 2017
Property School gave me the knowledge, resources and confidence to seriously start looking at buying my first property in the next few months. All of the speakers had a wealth of knowledge (I rate them at least 12/10) - I've learnt so much! - Nerys Whelan, April 2019
By attending Property School I got a better understanding of how to invest in property. It also gave me confidence as I believe the xtra knowledge gained will help me push forward. I liked learning new tricks in the market and hearing from experts. The presenters were excellent. - Neven, June 2018
Apart from inspiration from the presenters, the things I enjoyed most abut Property School were meeting other people that are starting out in property investment and making good contacts. - Paul Bruce, November 2018
Property School has well thought out curriculum and content. I enjoyed the plain speaking of the presenters and finished the course feeling very motivated. - Peter, April 2018
To educate you must entertain. Property School was both informative and fun. I could not have coped with a boring session after a day in the office. The things I found most valuable were learning about the property wealth wheel, the value of trusts, credit lines and Life Online (which I will use again in the future). I got a lot out of it and have already recommended Property School to friends. - Peter M - November 2015
The team at GRA have been fantastic. They've been able to look at my catering business very closely and discover ways to free up my cash flow. In one example they were able to show me how to save 25% in costs that weren't obvious to me. I have no hesitation in recommending Gilligan Rowe + Associates - Phil Meleise - Manhattan Catering
I would like to express my sincere thanks to yourself and the team at GRA / Cornwall Trustees for the services you recently provided to my Trust. You were both professional and expedient in organising for Skeates Law and yourselves to execute the conveyancing of my property into the Trust to allow the title to reflect the correct Trustee names at LINZ and on the local council rating system in time for my advertising the sale of this property. I am sure that you have a team supporting you that allows you to make quick decisions and for these decisions to be executed with accuracy and pace that provided such an excellent service to my Trust. This also reminds me of an old L.V Martin television advert where their motto was "it’s the putting right that counts" and you certainly did do this in my case. In return you have a very satisfied client who wishes to convey their appreciation of their experience. Kind regards - Pravin
The whole course was excellent and gave me the confidence to make decisions. It was all worthwhile and interesting. - Richard Pearce - Novemger 2017
To whom it may concern: The Corporate Trustee team at Gilligan Rowe and Associates have been our Professional Trustee for our family trust and trading trust since May 2005. From the initial advice during the designing and creation of our trust structures through to the day to day operation of the entities, the support and guidance we have had from the Corporate Trustee team has been second to none. As a business owner and operator, I need to have reliable, efficient, proactive and knowledgeable people as part of our business team and Gilligan Rowe and Associates Trustee services tick the boxes in all of these criteria. I have no hesitation in commending and recommending Gilligan Rowe and Associates Trustee Services team to anyone who requires professional and competent guidance in the safe operation of their trust and in turn secure protection of their assets. - RNT
The Leaders event was without doubt the most useful day I have spent in a very long time...Many thanks - Rob, May 2018
The Property School presenters were all excellent & a wealth of knowledge in their specialty. - Robert, June 2018
Property School showed me the potential of what can be achieved, different strategies and how to develop a plan. I really enjoyed the energy of the group and presenters. - Rohan, April 2019
Overall I would rate Property School with a A+. I particularly enjoyed Matthew’s presentation on subdivision. It felt like you really care about your clients. - Ross - October 2015
Hi Anthony, John, John and the GRA team. I received the beautifully presented folders containing the trust documents this morning and just wish to express what a fantastic experience I have had working with GRA, from start to finish.  What an impressive team you are! - Roz Chadwick
We enjoyed everthing about Property School. Every night was hugely valuable and inspiring. We went away energised. - Roz C - September 2017

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