With over 22 years of property experience, Grant Roberts is an experienced Quantity Surveyor with a demonstrated history of working in the specialist areas of Building Replacement Insurance, Capital Works Forecasting and Tax Depreciation.
At the beginning of his career, Grant was building properties with his father, giving him a solid understanding of all stages of the building process. Around this time, he was also playing tennis with a man who was a Quantity Surveyor. After chatting about the role of the quantity surveyor, Grant did further research and was instantly drawn to the idea of being able to quantify things. Grant found the prospect of increasing cashflow based on existing assets fascinating. He felt this was genuinely something that could help people on their investing journeys.
As a Quantity Surveyor, Grant believes you are an accurate seeker of information concerning the building environment. Quantity Surveying is a detailed and precise evaluation of items and buildings, targeting areas for Tax Depreciation or replacement values. Grant firmly believes this is an essential service to those in the building sphere.
When asked what people needed to know about Quantity Surveying, Grant stated,
“We are on their side; we are looking to break down emotional things into numbers that help their bottom line. We are there for the clients to simplify difficult problems and solve them. We’re taking the monkey off the client’s back and being that third party that helps them mitigate risk and give them what they need.”
Grant is an expert in replacement costs, assessment of building and tax depreciation, ensuring and maintaining building entities and complex strata ownership. Quantity Surveying has become more involved in pre-construction and is becoming more engaged in feasibility analysis. Considering the current climate of the Australian property market, lenders are getting more involved in what materials are being used and therefore, Quantity Surveying is more critical now than ever.