Quantity Surveying

Intermediate Quantity Surveyor – Sydney

jobs-vacancies-icon - from googleNapier & Blakeley are experts in the industry, with over 32 years experience nationally and internationally, specialising in quantity surveying, property tax, building consulting and property sustainability. Our Sydney CBD office is currently seeking an intermediate quantity surveyor with 2-5 year’s experience to join the team.

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Reporting to the QS Director, this is a unique opportunity to develop a professional and challenging career as a quantity surveyor, working with commercial, industrial and residential clients and working on property development projects within New South Wales.

Only candidates who possess a strong Sydney based CV will be considered. Continue reading

Senior Quantity Surveyors – Sydney

Find jobs here resized smallerNapier & Blakeley have been established trusted advisors in the development and property industries for over 32 years nationally and internationally, specialising in quantity surveying, building consultancy, property sustainability and property tax.

Due to our ever increasing work load our Sydney office is currently seeking senior quantity surveyors to join the team.

We offer a wide range of work from new start projects to retrofitting of existing assets, across wide and varied projects.

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Reporting to the QS Manager, this is a great opportunity to develop a professional and challenging career as a senior consulting quantity surveyor, working with Australia’s leading commercial, retail, industrial and residential developers and financiers on property developments projects across NSW and nationally. Continue reading

Developing Property to be Operations Ready

ready to goThe origins of ‘Operations Ready’ go back in time and relate to the military being ready to engage.

Property companies are turning to military like tactics to ensure property developments achieve the best possible performance at completion – and are mission ready for operations.

Whether property companies develop their own property or portfolios, procure by contracting or through  property acquisitions, they tell us of the challenges of navigating handover – through transition from construction to ‘taking ownership’ of the property – and the ongoing management requirements. Continue reading

2016 / 2017 Napier & Blakeley Construction Cost Datacards

Napier & Blakeley have provided cost advice to all sectors of the construction and development industries for over 30 years and are pleased to provide our updated Construction Costs Datacards:

Sydney

Melbourne

South East Queensland

Adelaide

Perth

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Are Triple Net Lease Property Investments Risk Free?

Many property investors believe that triple net leased property investments make for good, safe, passive investments.

This can be the case, but there can also be serious financial consequences should they not be managed properly.

Triple net leases differ from traditional leases in that the tenant is generally responsible for all of the operating expenses including repairs, maintenance and life cycle capital expenditure – a new roof, air conditioning system, lifts, and the like.

However, there are risks to be aware of with such property. Triple net lease investments are often single tenanted properties, perhaps with a special purpose or use.

The commercial stability of the tenant is of course fundamental in any investment, but in a triple net lease are they also going to:

  • Take a proactive and planned approach to managing the asset?
  • Keep on top of property maintenance and life cycle repairs and replacements?
  • Fully understand what their obligations are?
  • Know how to live up to and manage their end of the bargain? Continue reading

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

Senior Living, Retirement and Aged Care developments increase for Napier & Blakeley

Napier & Blakeley’s Queensland Quantity Surveying Team has been growing and our experience is expanding into all sectors of various industries, as has the projects and scope of services we are providing to our clients.

Senior Living, Retirement and Aged Care developments are increasing in favour, so we thought you might like to hear some of our recent projects in QLD we’ve been involved in recently. Continue reading

Napier & Blakeley’s TALL “STOREYS” (continues)

Napier & Blakeley’s Queensland Quantity Surveying Team has been growing year on year, as has the size of the projects and scope of services we are providing to our clients.

Residential Apartment developments are back in favour, so we thought you might like to hear some of our “tall stories” regarding some landmark projects in QLD we’ve been involved in recently.  These projects have many “storeys” of their own.

We’re sure you’ll agree that the designs are striking, but all the pretty pictures in the world won’t deliver a successful project unless the costs are controlled – that’s our job and through our proactive cost planning and cost management procedures, budgets will be met.

We’ll let the pictures below tell the story of the projects we’ve been advising on in this sector of the market.

Our Quantity Surveying team is able to provide the following services for your projects:

•   Cost Planning, Cost Control & Value Management
•   Client Representation
•   Tax Depreciation
•   Bills of Quantities
•   Reporting to the project financier (we are accepted by all major lending institutions)
•   Contract Administration
•   Insurance Replacement Cost Assessments
•   Capital expenditure forecasting for property owners including Owner’s Corporation

Do not hesitate to call us to discuss your project.  We will cost manage your project successfully so you will have pictures to tell the story to the world. Continue reading

Napier & Blakeley Construction Datacards

Napier & Blakeley have provided cost advice to all sectors of the construction industry for 28 years and are pleased to provide our updated Construction Costs Datacards:


Sydney Construction Cost Datacard July 2013

Melbourne Construction Cost Datacard July 2013

South East Queensland Construction Cost Datacard July 2013

Adelaide Construction Cost Datacard July 2013

Please contact us for a hard copy or for any other Napier & Blakeley service at any of our offices below: Continue reading

Queensland Emergency Operations Centre

Napier & Blakeley are just completing their role as Quantity Surveyors on the new QEOC building at Kedron Park in Brisbane.

This world-class communications centre, the largest emergency operations centre in the southern hemisphere, enables best practice strategic response and planning for daily emergencies and incidents and coordinated disaster management for the Queensland Government.

The building was centre of attention in the recent South East Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi as it became the broadcast facility for regular bulletins by State Premier Anna Bligh and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

The 14,500 m2 building uses green technology throughout and the project is designed to achieve a 5-star Green Star rating. Sustainable features include full water recycling, rainwater harvesting, low-energy lighting and on-site power generation. Information and communication technology forms a major part of the project and is one of the key elements in it achieving “world class facility” status. Continue reading