Merry Christmas everybody, the 2017 – 2018 year represents 40 years of continuous service to the strata industry by Leary & Partners.
During this time, we have reached and travelled past many milestones and seen our service offerings grow to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry.
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History of Leary & Partners
We commenced business in Brisbane in 1977. At that time the only professional service the industry required from us as practicing quantity surveyors was replacement valuations. This remains a core skill and one of our most sought after services.
In 1990 we foresaw the need to develop a strata sinking fund forecasting service. The legislators in Queensland caught up with our thinking in 1997 and amended the Body Corporate and Community Management Act to incorporate a requirement to prepare a forecast as the basis of the sinking fund budget. Other states have since followed. Between the years 1990 and 1997 we were the only company in Australia offering a professional sinking fund service – and it was during this time that many of you would have come to know the name Leary & Partners.
Time marches on and the legislators dream their dreams of an increasingly equitable society. Along the way new challenges for our company are created and we are always ready to respond.
Shared facility schedule reviews rank highly amongst our new speciality services. We have prepared reports for some of the largest developments in Australia in recent times. Managers and lawyers have come to regard our partner, Kaylene Arkcoll, as the go-to expert whenever these matters arise.
Kaylene’s expertise is also invaluable when we provide other law based services, including workplace health and safety reports and tax depreciation schedules.
Caretaking related services are currently our area of fastest growth. This branch of our professional services has expanded from the caretaking duty valuation reports we have provided for almost 20 years, to encompass expert witness engagements, caretaker assignee competency assessments, caretaker duties calendars and performance reviews.
We look forward to serving you in the new year. Leary & Partners will continue to combine our core quantity surveying skills and Kaylene’s legal skills to provide the specialist reports required by property owners, managers and lawyers.
Enjoy our cartoon Christmas Message.