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  • Client
    IP Australia
  • Location
    Woden, ACT
  • Program
  • Project Type
  • Services
    Project Management, Superintendence & Tenant Advocacy

Dowse Projects staff has assisted IP Australia (IPA) with its property strategy in both Woden ACT and Melbourne over two lease cycles, and has worked with the agency for some 14 years.

In the early 2000’s, we conducted a commercial office market assessment for IPA in Woden, and presented the client with a number of future accommodation options. This approach to market resulted in near doubling of the base building, and a new lease.

More recently we assisted IPA, with an informal approach to market well in advance of their lease expiry, so that they were in a position to negotiate a lower lease cost, a base building upgrade, an incentive and a new long lease term. Through the development of this strategy, we enabled them to invest in a significant new 18,000m2 workplace fitout.

In addition to the strategic property work for IPA, we were engaged to manage the Public Works Committee Major Works approval, followed by the engagement of a head contractor and ongoing superintendence of the works. This is a testament to our understanding of the complete property cycle, which enables us to provide comprehensive strategic advice.

In accordance with our comprehensive methodology, we managed all necessary lessor and authority approvals, worked closely with IPA and the cost consultant on developing and monitoring the project budget. All projects were an outstanding success, with very favourable time, cost, and quality outcomes.