The Australian property and infrastructure markets have enjoyed a continued upward trend in value over the long term. This, helped by Australia’s favourable investment climate, has led to changes in the investment landscape, creating a competitive and ever-changing marketplace.

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

Integrated property consultancy

KPMG’s Property & Environmental Services team is a leading technical advisory, chartered building surveying and environmental consultancy. Our team has a varied skill base providing a full service offering across the built environment, including transaction support, environmental services and fixed asset consulting. This helps ensure our clients receive a holistic approach from us and offers a single point of contact during fast paced transactions and beyond. We have local expertise across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide as well as a global network.

We have significant experience in supporting our clients through the property and infrastructure transaction processes, from both the buyer’s and vendor’s perspective. Transaction related work is typically performed in a dynamic and fast paced environment and can require several different services, dependant on the needs of our clients and their stakeholders. Successfully navigating this to achieve successful transaction outcomes is our key objective.

Technical due diligence

The Property & Environmental Services team has deep due diligence experience. Through our practical experience, we have developed an understanding of the key challenges, risks 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 objectives. 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 team brings together professionals to resource a project including: chartered building surveyors, structural engineers, technical specialists, architects, services engineers, building certifiers, environmental scientists and planners, ESG practitioners, quantity surveyors and tax professionals. This integrated team of professionals is our key point of difference.

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

Building surveying

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


  • Climate change resilience and adaptation assessments
  • Sustainability reviews
  • Embodied carbon benchmarking
  • Energy audit and management plans
  • Sustainability upgrades and monitoring
  • Electrification of buildings strategies
  • BEEC and NABERS assessments and benchmarking


  • Technical due diligence services – vendor, purchaser and lender reports
  • Risk review and commentary across key technical matters
  • Environmental planning and permitting
  • Equator Principals
  • Lenders/Independent engineering
  • Transaction management

Tax and quantity surveying

  • Fixed asset registers (compilation & maintenance) 
  • Tax depreciation schedules
  • Tax deduction forecasting
  • Tax and capitalisation policies and procedures
  • Insurance reinstatement cost assessments


  • 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

Building compliance

  • Building code compliance audits, assessments and feasibility
  • Regulatory compliance assessments
  • Accessibility audits (access for people with disabilities)
  • Cladding audit inspections & review

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