In February 2014, our company engaged David as an Approvals Consultant to assist with pre-purchase due diligence on a large scale Sydney hotel conversion into a mixed use development comprising both residential and serviced apartments, commercial and retail use.
This process involved a detailed examination of the existing approvals, building certificates, contractor’s warranties etc in place as well as an assessment of what further steps were required to obtain final occupation certification. David liaised with Council Management, Council Planners, Private Certifiers, other specialist consultants and various trades. Once committing to the purchase, we kept David on to see through the complexities and maze of approvals (Construction Certificates & Occupation Certificates) & retrospective approvals (Building Certificates) associated with the project.
David's coordination and management on our behalf with the various stakeholders including certifiers, local council and the whole design team (in particular his extensive network of professional building consultants) was invaluable. This enabled us to mitigate development risk and complete the project ahead of schedule and on budget.
Whether initiating due diligence or underway with a current development, I would highly recommend David to anyone seeking the services of an Approvals Consultant. David is a terrific communicator and his building knowledge and extensive network of practical building professionals will make it happen and get the job done!
Alex Pope- Developer and Builder, McDonald Industries
Commercial redevelopment project , Randwick