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Napier & Blakeley continues to expand in Western Australia

w All joined upAs we enter our 33rd year in business our long association with Western Australian property and development continues, dating back to the foundations of N&B in 1985.

Following the formal opening of a Perth office by Graham Rigby two years ago, we are now pleased to welcome Andy Brunn to the WA team.  Andy, who brings over 14 years of top tier international quantity surveying experience, moved to Perth from the United Arab Emirates 5 years ago.

During the last 5 years he has developed an excellent understanding of the local Perth market based upon his experience in a broad cross section of projects in the region.

Starting his career in the UK in 2003, Andy’s journey to date has seen him working on some of the most prestigious projects in the world whilst delivering exceptional results for his clients.

His experience crosses multiple sectors including corporate real estate, fund monitoring, commercial, retail, aviation, health, government/civil, education and hospitality, where he has been focused on delivering high quality pre and post contract services to developers, end users, financial institutions and contractors/sub-contractors on projects ranging from $500,000 to multiple $billions.

His specialties include cost planning/estimating, value management, financial reporting, payment claims, project management, claims and dispute resolution and procurement.

Andy’s results driven approach along with relationship development ensures that the best possible results are delivered to both client and project outcomes.

We continue to provide a variety of services including :

  • Asset acquisition & disposal due diligence
  • Property depreciation allowances
  • Capital expenditure planning & management
  • Fire insurance reinstatement costs
  • Project and development monitoring
  • Asset efficiency modelling & management
  • Construction cost planning & management
  • Retrofitting planning & management
  • End of lease condition and make good assessments Continue reading

Property Council Australia NSW Capital Markets

Yesterday marked the first of 3 of the 2017 PCA NSW Capital Markets breakfast seminars. Capital Markets 1

Napier & Blakeley have been the main sponsor of these breakfast seminars since 2008 and the 2017 series got off to a flying start with around 150 in attendance in the ballroom at The Establishment.

The series was introduced by Alexandra Gray from Mirvac and Peter Osborn from Napier & Blakeley and the topic of the day was “Australian Capital Market Flows – Both Sides of the Ledger” and the panel speakers were:

  • Neil Brookes, Knight Frank
  • Tim Church, UBS
  • Alexandra Crossing, CBRE Global Investment
  • Jason Todd, MacquarieCapital Markets 2

And the moderator was Ticky Fullerton from Sky Business News.

 

2016 in review and 2017 going forward

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We are already off to a busy start to 2017 with expectations of substantial Real Estate Investment activity in our region over the year ahead.

2016 saw many milestones for us and our independent and trusted advisory services, throughout which we worked on:

  • more than 600 technical due diligence reports for vendors, purchasers and financiers of property or development acquisitions. Our large national team allowing us to deliver more than 12 due diligence projects every week.
  • a significantly increased number of debt rollover re-financing due diligence projects for financiers of existing assets. Continue reading

Season’s Greetings from Napier & Blakeley

santa-present-beach-reduced2016 was quite an incredible year with significant global change and with it, new opportunities opening up for us here in Australia.

It was also another busy year for Napier & Blakeley, with our independent trusted advisory services again being in great demand from both local and offshore clients investing in Australia and SE Asia.

In 2016, we managed client projects across all states and territories of Australia and also in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Fiji, The Maldives, Guam and New Zealand.

We would like to say a big thank you to all of our clients and send all of you and your families our Season’s Greetings.  We look forward to working with you again and to a successful and prosperous 2017 for all.

Our offices will close at 5pm on Friday 23rd December and reopen on Monday 9th January.

Should you have any urgent business during that time, please contact our Managing Director, Alastair Walker on 0419 503 289 or at awalker@napierblakeley.com. Continue reading

Napier & Blakeley Brisbane has moved up in the world…

… by moving from Level 7 to Level 8.

We’ve always liked this building, having been one of the original tenants, and now our people are enjoying the bright new fitout.

We invite you to pop in and say hello any time to have a look at our new place and have a chat.

All our contact details remain the same – just go to 8 and not 7.

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NB Sydney races to 6th place – PIF Regatta

Group ShotNapier & Blakeley were pleased to again support The Property Industry Foundation in the Sydney Charity Sailing Cup.  This is a unique opportunity for client entertainment, business networking and relationship building, while making a difference to desperate kids who are doing it tough, by raising money to build a home for homeless young people.

The event was very well supported with well over 85 yachts racing, with 7 of them also being entrants for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race.

Beautiful weather and 15 knot winds provided a perfect backdrop for an excellent day of sailing as the 6th place overall is testament.

We raced on ‘Margaret Rintoul V’ which is 61 foot maxi cruising and racing yacht.  After dropping anchor for lunch at the idyllic Manly Cove, it was then practice time – under the professional guidance of our crew, before the start of the race.

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Napier & Blakeley servicing Western Australia since 1985

We are celebrating our 30th year in business and our long association with Western Australian property and development dating back to the foundations of N&B in 1985, and last year we opened a Perth office.

We have worked in WA throughout our 30 year history without a formal office and during that time have serviced many WA clients working on billions of dollars of their WA projects.

In 1985 N&B introduced property depreciation deductions to many Perth based property investors and since then we have worked on a substantial database of Perth and WA properties, providing a variety of services including:

  • Asset acquisition & disposal due diligence
  • Property depreciation allowances
  • Capital expenditure planning & management
  • Fire insurance reinstatement costs
  • Project and development monitoring
  • Asset efficiency modelling & management
  • Construction cost planning & management
  • Retrofitting planning & management
  • End of lease condition and make good assessments Continue reading

Opportunity the investment conundrum

Alastair Walker Backgroundv2-editedWhile Australia’s property market remains a safe haven, limited stock is a significant obstacle for overseas investors, says Napier & Blakeley’s managing director Alastair Walker.

“There is still a substantial amount of investment funds under management looking for a home – and the volatility in other markets serves as a reminder that Australia remains a safe haven,” says Walker (pictured), who oversees the independent property, development and sustainability consultancy.

The latest investment intentions survey from the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) reports around AU$82.4 billion is expected to be poured into property in 2016, with the top three investment destinations in the regions of Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne. Continue reading

PIF Brisbane Charity Sailing Cup

DSCN0743Napier & Blakeley were pleased to again support  The Property Industry  Foundation in the 2nd Brisbane Charity Sailing Cup.  This is a unique opportunity for client entertainment, business networking and relationship building, while making a difference to desperate kids who are doing it tough, by raising money to build a home for homeless young people.

The event was very well supported with well over 20 yachts racing from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly, QLD. Continue reading

Napier & Blakeley relocates Sydney Office

20_Hunter_St___12aNapier & Blakeley has relocated its Sydney office to 20 Hunter St, which is owned by TIAA Hendersons.

The firm has leased 605 sqm of space, occupying the whole of Level 8 in the 16-level building.

The move will bring Napier & Blakeley into the heart of Sydney’s financial district, closer to its clients, and importantly really centrally located for their expanding workforce.

Napier & Blakeley’s managing director Alastair Walker said the Company had been in residence in Kent Street for 13 years and it was time for a change.

“Although we have taken a slightly smaller space, there has been immense change in  technology over that time, which has allowed us to have substantially more seats providing space for our continued expansion.   We are looking forward the next few years of further growth and to really bringing on our range of services, including our new NB Emancium offerings, to the market,” Walker said.

Published on the Property Review Website
22 January 2015