The Australia and New Zealand property markets have enjoyed a continued upward trend in value over a number of years. This, helped by Australia’s favourable investment climate, has led to changes in the investment landscape, creating a competitive and fast moving market place.

The pace of the market means trusted and prompt professional advice for property investments is critical to keeping ahead of competition and ensuring investments offer value for money.

Integrated property consultancy

KPMG’s Property & Environmental Services team (formerly KPMG SGA) is a leading chartered building surveying and environmental consultancy. Our team has a varied skill base providing a full service offering across property consultancy, environmental services and property tax. This helps to ensure our clients receive a consistent approach to their property and environmental needs, and offers a single point of contact during fast paced transactions and beyond. We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and New Zealand as well as a global network.

We have significant experience in supporting our clients through the property transaction process, from both the buyer’s and vendor’s perspective. Property transaction related work is typically performed under very tight time frames, and can require a number of different services, dependant on the needs of our clients.

In these processes, speed and efficiency of execution are key in maintaining bidder interest while also limiting the period of disruption to the vendor. Success in meeting tight timetables on complex multi-stage projects requires strong project management coupled with full-time dedicated resources, two key capabilities our team bring to any engagement. Our ability to provide a full service offering brings further efficiencies as our specialists work closely together to deliver high quality and timely deliverables.

Technical due diligence

The Property & Environmental Services team has deep due diligence experience. Through our hands-on experience, we have developed an understanding of the key challenges and issues typically faced during buy-side and sell-side transactions and have developed effective work processes to deliver the best results to our clients.

As well as providing technical due diligence services we continue to support our clients beyond the transaction to ensure their approach to managing their assets is in line with their economic and environmental strategy. This ranges from environmental compliance, asset maintenance schedules and ensuring the tax relief available on assets is claimed.


How our property and environmental consultancy can help

The Property & Environmental Services team brings together a complete set of professional skills to resource a project including: Chartered Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Architects, Services Engineers, Building Certifiers, Environmental Scientists, Quantity Surveyors and Tax Professionals. This fully integrated internal team of professionals is our key point of difference.

Our wealth of knowledge across the team enables the provision of objective, practical and commercial advice on property related matters, helping our clients make effective decisions in often commercially competitive situations, within tight timeframes and with extensive geographical coverage.


Building Surveying

  • Technical due diligence services – vendor and purchaser reports
  • End of lease make good/dilapidations assessments
  • Schedule of condition reports
  • Capital expenditure forecasts
  • Asset condition audits
  • Defect diagnosis and assessments
  • Project management and contract administration
  • Development monitoring


  • Preliminary and detailed site investigations (PSI & DSI)
  • Due diligence environmental investigations
  • Environmental compliance and risk management audits
  • Environmental lease investigations (e.g. baseline reports)
  • Independent cost reviews of environmental liabilities
  • Soil vapour, hazardous ground gas and indoor air investigations
  • Environmental and Construction Environmental Management Plans (EMP/CEMP)
  • Asbestos/hazardous materials assessments, registers and management plans

Building Services Engineering

  • Existing infrastructure capacity assessments
  • Mechanical and electrical asset registers
  • Maintenance programs and reviews
  • Feasibility studies
  • Defect reporting
  • Life safety services audits
  • Project management

Tax and Quantity Surveying

  • Detailed asset register preparation
  • Tax depreciation schedules
  • Tax relief forecasting
  • Maintenance of asset registers
  • Tax and capitalisation policies and procedures
  • Insurance reinstatement cost assessments
  • Construction project costing support

Building Compliance

  • Building code compliance audits and assessments
  • Building code audits (technical due diligence)
  • Regulatory compliance assessments
  • Accessibility audits (access for persons with disabilities)
  • Cladding audit inspections & review
  • Building code feasibility assessments


  • Climate change resilience and adaptation assessments
  • Sustainability reviews
  • BEEC and NABERS assessments
  • Energy audit and management plans
  • Sustainability upgrades and monitoring

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