Valuation and Consultancy (including agriculture estates, plant and machinery)
Valuation of all real properties for various purposes including mortgage, credit security, fire insurance, taxation, liquidation/receivership. Valuations are also carried out for investment decisions such as sale, purchase and letting. Asset valuations for corporate accounting and financial statements, and for submission to the Securities Commission. Valuations for compulsory acquisition, compensation claims, income and capital taxation. Company valuation for mergers, capital revision, share issue, etc. Rent reviews and lease renewals. Sale, purchase or letting purposes. Liquidation or receivership. Valuations for compulsory acquisition and compensation claims. Income and capital taxation, including property tax and estate duty. Negotiation with the tax or acquiring authorities to settle values, and if necessary, appearance before the respective authorities and the High Court.
Real Estate Agency and Investment
Dealing with the sale, purchase and letting of all types of real estate ranging from vacant lands and individual houses to high rise office blocks, shopping complexes, hotels, golf resorts, industrial schemes, development lands and plantations. Locating, identifying and securing sites and premises for clients. Advice on advertising and brochure design. Advice on and implementation of marketing strategies both for sale and letting. Advice on property investment portfolio and the effects of legislation and other forms of Government action. Negotiation of sale and lease for clients.
Advice on all types of properties including commercial, industrial, retail, residential, agricultural, condominiums, hotels and resorts.
Feasibility and Market Studies
Market studies, feasibility studies and viabilities studies for various types of proposed real estate developments.
Collection and analysis of data relevant to decisions on site development, potential end-uses, development mix, demand and supply analysis, capital/rental value levels, project timing/phasing, etc. Feasibility studies covering assessment of current construction cost trends, user profiles and special efficiencies; viability studies reflecting current demand/supply prices with projections, preparation of cash flow and discounted cash flow projections. Recommendations on viability for decision making.
Property and Asset Management
Management of buildings from a single residential unit to a property portfolio consisting of various types of property. Recommendation on rental, service charges, sinking fund and sale policies to maximize returns from property investment.
Collection of rent and payments of all outgoings. Control and supervision of repairs, maintenance and redecoration. Maintaining rent rolls and accounts. Advice on insurance and valuation for fire insurance. Ensuring performance of tenancy agreements and implementing rental reviews.
Advice on tenant mix. Recommendations on rental/sale policy. Management and accounting of service charges. Advice on depreciation allowances and ‘sinking fund’ for plant and machinery. Maximizing the return from property maintained as investment.
Management and procurement of business support services, workplace audits and benchmarking, services level measurement.
To act for the High Court, Land Administrators and other clients to conduct auctions of land, buildings moveable properties (e.g. plant & machinery, motor vehicles etc.) and chattels. To act for clients in bidding for properties at public and private auctions. To prepare inventories and advise on terms and conditions of sale and the reserve price.
Project and Construction Management
Management and co-ordination of the team involved in the design and construction of a development project to meet the client’s objectives in terms of time, cost and quality. Construction management is the co-ordination of a team of direct contractors (without a main contractor) to ensure a higher standard of quality construction. The scope of work includes cost control techniques, time control programming, contracts documentation and reporting procedures, building audits and all work involving advice on contract, calling for tenders, negotiation with contractors, valuation of work in progress, assessing cost of variations and settlement of final accounts.
Introduction into development projects a high degree of commercial management expertise in order to plan and co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in a building project – the Architect, the Consultant, the Builder and the Client – in order to achieve for the client the maximum satisfaction and profit from his venture.
Provides overall advice on property development process including planning provisions and regulations, statutory procedures, financing development strategies and market intelligence.
To advise on the forms of development for a particular site including the development mix and expected marketability. To advise on the layout and design to achieve maximum returns.
Advice on location and acquisition of sites, development finance, obtaining planning consent, preparation of design brief for instructions to architects and other professional consultants. Critical analysis of design layout and supervision of construction.