We advise on the condition of assets and facilities and how to manage them efficiently.
Proud Principal Sponsor of Owners Corporation Network (OCN)
Technical Due Diligence
We inform your contract negotiations by reporting on commercial impediments and immediate rectifiable issues with a property. We can also forecast capital expenditure and give you an actual or forecast operational efficiency of the property. Our reports range from ‘by exception’ overview to comprehensive high level reporting including full documentation reviews.
Strata Technical Support
MBM provide a wide range of technical support to the developers, owners corporations and strata managers in the residential strata sector. With the recent change in the Strata Scheme Management Act (SSMA) it has never been a more important time to fully appreciate your compliance requirements and focus on enhancing the value of your property. Our expertise encompasses building consultancy, quantity surveying, facilities management advisory and expert witness reporting. Independent advice is provided through an integrated and innovative approach.
We give you a clear picture of the condition of your building and property portfolio to inform your long-term decisions. Our independent and comprehensive building inspections report on issues of general condition, maintenance backlogs, compliance and risk. We can also review your maintenance regime, including procedures and processes, to help you prepare maintenance and capital expenditure plans and budgets.
Life Cycle Costing
Our proven approach to lifecycle modelling lets you assess the impact of design decisions on the build costs and long-term maintenance costs. We assess the replacement cost and life expectancy of your building’s major elements. You can refer to the model during planning and design, and after construction in planning for asset management.
Capital Works Fund
Our expert building consulting, engineering and quantity surveying allow you to meet your statutory requirements to give strata owners and occupiers appropriate consideration of capital and maintenance expenditure requirements over at least the next 10 years. You’ll have a best-practice report on the current condition of your asset, a projection of its remaining life, and a forecast of expenditure.
Capital expenditure forecasting and analysis
Because we have cost knowledge across multiple property disciplines, we are adept at finding cost anomalies and trends. By forecasting peaks and troughs of capital expenditure, we inform cost-effective management of your property. And as initiators and sponsors of the IPD Australian Property CAPEX Index, we can benchmark your building’s expected performance against competing core property sectors.
By working with you to understand your ‘green goals’ and sustainability policy, we can review your current procedures and draw up plans that will allow you to manage against your goals—including for cost savings. We provide strategy and performance reports, energy and water ratings, and capital expenditure forecasts.
BCA consultancy and certification
We inspect your buildings to assess their compliance with legislation. Where they are not compliant, we’ll advise on the rectification that will make them compliant and what it will cost. Our cross-disciplinary suggestions will be equitable, safe and cost effective.
Make Good Schedules
Our inspection reports and lease reviews give landlords and tenants certainty, which mitigate future disputes and can turn up tax benefits. We can report before a lease starts or at any time. We identify breaches of the lease, including identifying any need for general remedial works or specific repairs. Our final schedule of make good includes costed budgets.