Our advisory team helps real estate owners and managers by providing generalist engineering advice to support their strategic needs. Examples of past projects have included:
Property Condition Assessments
Synergy has completed PCAs for some of the largest and most complex portfolios of properties across Canada. We are a trusted advisor, because we are willing to “dig in” on issues and can successfully identify and quantify physical risks associated with real estate ownership. We often extend our base PCA mandate to incorporate additional specialists and/or specialized testing such as suspended stage access, roof test cuts, and mechanical system investigations to get the information required so that our clients can make well-informed decisions. Our PCA services are tailored to the specific needs of our clients and we often complete assignments within very tight timelines.
Reserve Fund Studies and Performance Audits
Our advisory group provides reserve fund studies for condominium corporations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We also provide performance audit services for new condominiums to support warranty claims to Tarion, the warranty provider for newly-built homes in Ontario.
Synergy has completed reserve fund studies and performance audits for all types and sizes of condos including high-rise multi-residential, townhouse complexes, and commercial condos.
Other Strategic Advisory Services
Owing to our generalist skill set, we are able to provide tailored project scopes based on our clients’ specific needs. These include pre-development reviews, owner’s engineer services during construction, feasibility studies, cost sharing reviews, or other advisory services. If you have a problem, we can help solve it.
- – We have a dedicated team of generalists who understand how building systems interact with each other and provide a ‘whole-building’ approach.
- – We have a vast knowledge of different construction techniques (many of which are now obsolete), how buildings deteriorate, and how buildings get repaired
- – We leverage the experience of our entire Advisory team by involving senior members on each project. We also bring in specialists (e.g. structural, mechanical, elevator, code, etc.) as needed.