BDO names new Head of Real Estate & Construction

BDO names new Head of Real Estate & Construction

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has announced the appointment of Hira Sharma as the firm’s new National Head of Real Estate, effective 4 July.

Hira takes the reins from Geraint Jones who is stepping aside after two years in the role.

Hira is a Tax Partner based in the Real Estate and Construction Group in London. He advises a wide range of institutional real estate funds, REITs and sovereign wealth investors.

Commenting on his appointment Hira Sharma said:

“While many of our real estate and construction clients have proved themselves to be remarkably resilient throughout the pandemic, rapidly changing macro-economic conditions are posing a set of unique and complex challenges. I look forward to leading our team to help our real estate and construction clients address these challenges and take advantage of the new opportunities presented by a rapidly changing investment landscape.”

BDO has one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, with over 300 people advising on UK and international assurance, tax and transactional matters. The firm works with a range of real estate and construction businesses ranging from some of the largest investors globally to privately owned, highly entrepreneurial organisations.

Alongside the core audit and tax functions, BDO’s sector expertise includes advising on equity and debt financing strategies, capital allowance optimisation, business restructuring, forensics, corporate finance, capital raising, corporate streamlining, valuations and real estate M&A.


Note to editors

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. 

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy.  

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.  

BDO LLP operates in 18 offices across the UK, employing 6,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP is the UK member firm of the BDO international network.

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