Building Consultants

Technical Due Diligence and ESG

Capture 2Napier & Blakeley’s expertise in asset and development advisory provides an integrated approach to achieve the best results for sustainable property outcomes.

Our quantity surveyors, building consultants and engineers can plan and price works associated with improving the ESG performance of a building.

Sustainable investments achieve long-term financial growth where risks and opportunities are identified and managed through environmental, social and corporate governance or ESG.

Technical Due Diligence is a perfect tool to facilitate good property transactions, to initiate asset management and   to achieve investment goals.

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Capex Planning Makes Property More Valuable

If you’re an Owner or Manager of commercial property you may well now be planning budgets and setting targets for the year ahead and beyond.

There are a number of questions to be answered:

  • What needs to be repaired, replaced or improved?
  • What are the priorities?
  • When does it need to be done?
  • What could safely be deferred?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What will be the return?

Napier & Blakeley can help answer all of these questions and more. Our expertise extends beyond Services Engineers, Building Consultants and Quantity Surveyors who have current cost information to produce cost estimates and property tax depreciation reporting aligned to the commercial goals of your business and intentions for the property.

Spending money is not all bad news:

  • Needs can be prioritised.
  • Cash flow can be improved through capital allowances and tax depreciation.
  • Valuations can be improved. Continue reading

Napier & Blakeley launches international recruitment campaign

Rob Howells PNGNAPIER & Blakeley have launched a national and global recruitment campaign, searching for suitable candidates to join the company’s building consultancy team to assist with their ever increasing workload.

Napier & Blakeley national director Rob Howells said the company’s building consultancy and technical due diligence business is increasing its global coverage.

“We are in our 30th year in business and we are seeing increasing demand for our trusted and independent consultancy services,”

He added that the success of local players coupled with a strong appetite from international investors for real estate has seen demand grow for independent professional advice.

As a result, Howells said Napier & Blakeley’s business has continued to grow year on year.

Napier & Blakeley is the market leader in Australia having provided technical due diligence for a large percentage of all international property investors coming into Australia. Continue reading

CAREERS AT NAPIER & BLAKELEY

People at Napier & Blakeley enjoy being empowered to run their own projects, with direct client interaction and capacity to plan their days and weeks ahead.

Our people are supported by directors and colleagues who are leaders in their fields, who are happy to pass on their wisdom, to ensure all members of the group can continue to learn and develop.

Each Napier & Blakeley office provides a comfortable work environment located in a vibrant part of each CBD. 

Quarterly lunches and other social/sporting activities are enjoyed by all and help us get to know each other.

We always welcome interest from new people from graduate level to Senior Professionals and welcome expressions of interest from suitably qualified people. 

•  Chartered Building Surveyors 
•  Building Consultants 
•  Quantity Surveyors 
•  Project Managers 
•  Environmental Consultants 
•  Property Tax Quantity Surveyors
•  Employment Opportunities

If you think Napier & Blakeley may provide you with the place you would like to be, please forward us a copy of your CV or enquiry to recruitment@napierblakeley.com

Taking the ‘Sting out of the Tail’ at Lease Expiry

Disruption, potential unplanned costs and conflict at the end of a lease due to make good obligations can sour what has been a solid commercial relationship between landlord and tenant. This can complicate the tenant’s move or the re-letting of the premises. The pressures of a poorly set up lease in terms of documentation, understanding of the consequences of the relevant clauses from a technical perspective and agreement as to the condition at occupation, or of future alterations, are self evident for both parties.  

Properly qualified building consultants should be actively utilised in such processes due to their knowledge and understanding of leasing and legal aspects combined with their expertise in building conditioning and rectification. The proactive stance is to bring all parties together prior to the signing of the lease to agree not only the terms of occupation, lease and physical condition but also to the process at lease expiry.  

If this process has not been followed, the building consultant plays a key role in interpreting the relevant lease clauses and evaluating the property’s condition so to effectively define the make good obligations, the cost and the best method of rectification. Continue reading

Benchmark Data to ‘Make good’ Informed Decisions

Are you a corporate occupier or property portfolio owner faced with budgeting ‘make good’ costs and financial reporting compliance?

Napier & Blakeley have assessed, negotiated and managed ‘make good’ costs for many years, including benchmark data to help inform future strategy.

To manage large portfolios, property and lease profiles are reviewed and sampled to quickly determine ‘make good’ obligations and the cost for returning the property to the required condition.

Costs and square metre rates from the sample are risk adjusted against Napier & Blakeley’s independent bench mark data and applied to the leased portfolio. Continue reading