Commentary

2017 in review and 2018 going forward

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A happy 2018 and a happy Chinese New Year to all our clients and friends of Napier & Blakeley

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

Season’s Greetings from Napier & Blakeley

Santa Hat in wind - reduced2017 was another significant year in property, the highlight of which was pricing within the commercial office sector which produced some record yields 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 across the property, development and sustainability industries.

In 2017, we again managed client projects across all states and territories of Australia and also an increasing number of projects across the Asia Pacific region.

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 2018 for all.

Our offices will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd December and reopen on Monday 8th January.

Should you have any urgent business during that time, please contact Peter Frith on +61 418 733 987 or on pfrith@napierblakeley.com. Continue reading

Property Council of Australia’s Capital Markets Seminar

IMG_6277Napier & Blakeley are pleased to sponsor the Property Council of Australia’s Capital Markets Seminar’s and the one on Tuesday had the greatest turnout of over 400 people attending.

Chris Freeman, National Head of Capital Strategy of Savills spoke on recent trends in the capital markets space, offering a unique perspective; benefiting from his experience across all sectors, both domestic and international.

Then a panel with industry leaders, provided ‘an investor’s perspective’ on the opportunities and challenges facing the real estate capital markets, including:

  • Diverse perspectives across key aspects of the real estate sector (commercial, industrial and logistics and residential);
  • A look forward to expectations for 2018;
  • and Key insights into how equity and debt capital flows are changing.

All who attended agreed it was one of the most informative talks yet.

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Napier & Blakeley partakes in Abseil for Youth

1NSW Building Consulting Manager, Simon Gould was pleased to be a part of Investa’s recent Abseil for Youth event in the Sydney CBD.

The event which involves a 135 metre abseil decent off the 33 storey 1 Market Street building was held in support of the Sir David Martin Foundation which raises funds to help young people in crisis. Simon was part of the Core Engineering team which has so far raised over $2,200 for the charity. Fortunately Simon was able to make it back down to the ground safely, although not without a few jittery moments when going over the edge! Continue reading

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
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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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