Managing the building life cycle to maximise and protect property investments
Colliers Building Consultancy reports on the condition and performance of buildings across multiple asset classes to help owners, investors and occupiers to maximise their property potential.
Our clients range from private individuals who own a single building to global property funds with international portfolios.
Our team works across New Zealand and we can mobilise to any location in the country within 24 hours. We are market-leading experts in construction. Our highly trained team are members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and bound by a strict code of professional conduct.
We are enterprising and committed to using innovative technologies such as 360° virtual tours and high-definition camera drones which help us to produce exceptional reports.
Our technical due diligence reports advise purchasers and vendors of the condition of buildings prior to acquisition or sale.
Our advice helps our clients to develop a clear understanding of the physical characteristics of the buildings together identifying any risks or opportunities.
We report on the performance of all physical aspects of the buildings together with their remaining life-expectancy, repairs required or replacement costs.
We also engage and coordinate other specialists to report on the following aspects, which we summarise and add to our reports:
- Structural performance
- Building services
- Development potential
- Ground conditions
Our premises condition reports accurately document the condition of property assets at lease commencement and form the benchmark for leasehold repairs.
Our reports clearly identify ownership of each element of the building fabric and repair and maintenance responsibility.
Each physical element of the building is inspected and photographically documented. We often use new technologies in the preparation of our reports including 360° cameras and high-definition camera drones.
The premises condition reports are signed as an agreement of condition between landlords and tenants and are appended to lease agreements.
We advise landlords or tenants on the extent of their property leasehold repair obligations.
This involves review and interpretation of all lease documents and undertaking physical inspections of the land and buildings.
We can prepare make good claims on behalf of either party and also negotiate and agree the content of these on behalf of landlords or tenants.
We can further assist by procuring the agreed repair works or agreeing financial settlements.
Our reports can be used strategically for property asset management or financial planning purposes.
We provide technical expertise in monitoring property developments for purchasers, funders and occupiers, reporting on the feasibility and risks associated with development projects.
Initially, we undertake a detailed review of all relevant documents which typically include:
- Design drawings
- Statutory consents
- Contractor and design team selections
- Construction contracts
- Construction programmes
We provide technical representation for our clients throughout the design and construction phases of the development to provide clear impartial guidance on how the development is progressing.
This informs our clients who can then take appropriate action in order to mitigate their risks or realise opportunities.
We can manage all aspects of construction works from concept design through to handover.
We typically advise on smaller projects where our Building Surveyors can fulfil multiple roles which reduce project costs and complexity.
- Preparation of design and construction drawings and specifications
- Application for building consents
- Inviting priced tenders for works
- Advising on contractor selection and awarding construction contracts
- Certifying works and contract variations through to completion
We can also manage health and safety aspects of construction projects and identify practical steps to reduce the environmental impact of the construction works.
Having qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1995, I have worked from graduate through to director level with some of the top real estate firms.
I specialise in Technical Due Dilligence and have led teams advising on the acquisition of landmark commercial property throughout the UK, Europe and Australasia and The Pacific Islands. I am privileged to have worked with some of the very best clients in each of these markets.
Having relocated to New Zealand at the end of 2011, I am now a New Zealand Citizen and Managing Director of the Building Consultancy division of Colliers International.
Phil joined Colliers International’s Building Consultancy team in 2017. His experience includes Building Surveying, Design and Project Management in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Phil regularly provides professional property advice and reports on buildings for a wide range of purposes and project monitoring for building refurbishment and upgrade works.
Prior to joining Colliers, Phil worked in a Building Surveying and Project Management role for a multi-disciplinary property and building consultancy in Auckland. In this role he carried out building condition assessments, weathertightness investigations, maintenance planning, asbestos surveys and was responsible for project management of weathertightness remediation projects and building upgrade schemes.
Phil has also worked for a global multi-disciplinary organisation in Sydney in a Project Management role where he was responsible for delivering commercial building refurbishments. He started his career in the UK where he worked as a Building Surveyor, designing and managing a wide variety of building maintenance, refurbishment and upgrade projects including internal refurbishments, roof replacements, window replacements, structural repairs and re-cladding works.
Phil has worked on pre-acquisition technical due diligence surveys across New Zealand on a diverse range of assets across the industrial, commercial, retail and bulk residential sectors. He regularly assesses the condition of buildings, asseses compliance with regulatory requirements, plans building maintenance and refurbishment works to enable forward maintenance and capital expenditure planning. He has worked on a large number of make good assessments and claims and acted for both Landlords and Tenants to assess leasehold maintenance, repair and reinstatement obligations and negotiate scopes of work and settlements.
Phil has monitored a number of high profile construction projects to review proposed designs, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and monitor works during the construction phase to ensure quality of work and report on cost and programme. He has undertaken Project Management of structural upgrades, building refurbishments and internal fitouts on behalf of a range of clients.
I joined Colliers International Building Consultancy in 2018 as a building surveyor. Previously I worked in commercial property management and as a property consultant, negotiating the acquisition and disposal of property interests for major infrastructure projects in Auckland.
I advise clients on a range of matters including dilapidation claims and IFRS 16 budgeting, pre acquisition dillgence and lessee diligence, condition reporting, insurance reinstatement cost assessments, works monitoring and maintenance planning.
I am in the final stages of becoming an RICS accredited Chartered Building Surveyor.