Boma Survey in Christchurch

Realserve has surveyors in Christchurch who can create a BOMA survey. A BOMA survey derives its name from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), which established standard methods for measuring the rentable area of commercial buildings, including office spaces, industrial spaces, and multi-unit residential buildings. These standards are internationally recognised and provide consistency and transparency in the leasing, selling, and management of commercial spaces. A BOMA plan, or as we now refer to it, Rentable Area Survey, is an accurately measured survey of floor space.

Get a BOMA survey in Christchurch from an experienced surveyor

Requesting and receiving a BOMA survey in Christchurch from an experienced surveying company like Realserve is an essential part of obtaining an accurate rentable area and safeguarding the interests of both tenants and owners. A small miscalculation can have significant impacts when multiplied over the course of a 5, 10 or 20 year lease.

We create our BOMA surveys in Christchurch with a format that complies with the Guideline for Method of Measurement as set out by the Property Council of New Zealand (formerly known as BOMA surveys).

Our surveying team has completed thousands of BOMA surveys in Christchurch. The BOMA Standard is used to compute floor area in and around buildings via an agreed-upon, standard method of measurement. BOMA method of measurement offers measurement standards for Office, Industrial, Gross Areas, Multi-Unit Residential, Retail, and Mixed-Use properties. A BOMA survey is used for

1. Rentable Area Calculation:
BOMA surveys offer precise measurements of the rentable area in a commercial building. They adhere to standardised methodologies ensuring consistency across different buildings and geographies.

2. Floor Plan Layout:
These surveys include detailed floor plans showcasing layout, dimensions, and usable spaces. They aid in understanding and optimising the spatial configuration for enhanced utility.

3. Leasing and Selling:
BOMA surveys facilitate transparency in leasing and sales transactions, providing clear data on space measurements. They ensure that all parties involved have a consistent basis for area calculation, promoting fair transactions.

4. Building Analysis:
Identify and categorise different types of spaces within the building. Provide insights into the functional utilisation of spaces, supporting effective property management.

REALSERVE EXAMPLE OF A BOMA RENTABLE AREA SURVEY FOR AN INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

Where can a BOMA survey in Christchurch be used?

Our surveyors provide BOMA standard surveys in Christchurch which are periodically reviewed and updated to reflect the evolving needs of the real estate industry. They encompass varied types of commercial spaces including:

  • Office Spaces: Focused on calculating rentable and usable areas in office buildings.
  • Industrial Spaces: Tailored to the specific nuances of measuring industrial buildings.
  • Retail Areas: Addressing the unique measurement needs of retail shops that are used as rental properties.
 
they can help in different aspects of managing a property including
 

1. Real Estate Transactions:
Value Proposition: BOMA surveys enhance the value proposition of commercial spaces, aiding owners, buyers, and tenants in making informed decisions.
Negotiation Tool: They serve as a robust tool during lease negotiations, providing a clear and agreed-upon basis for discussions.

2. Property Management:
Operational Efficiency: Facilitate effective operational management, offering insights into space allocation and usage.
Strategic Planning: Aid property managers in strategic planning and space optimization.

3. Architectural Planning:
Design Integration: Assist architects in integrating designs that align with the building’s spatial dimensions and layouts.
Renovation Planning: Support renovation efforts by offering precise data on existing space allocations.

Get a BOMA survey in Christchurch to avoid disputes

We know incorrectly quoted building areas can lead to costly disputes, even litigation. As industry leaders in the preparation of BOMA surveys in Christchurch, we ensure our surveys are undertaken to the highest level of accuracy by utilising the latest surveying equipment.

Our experienced surveyors and technicians offer an unbiased and impartial interpretation of the Property Council of New Zealand guidelines. For every client, you get access to our many years of experience in determining rentable areas. Realserve provides accuracy and clarity for all BOMA survey methods to deliver peace of mind for an agent, owner, or tenant.

With 20 years of experience accurately determining rentable areas, we understand it is essential to safeguarding the interests of both tenants and owners alike. A small miscalculation in the area of a property can have a significant impact when multiplied over the course of a 10 or 20-year lease, so having a precise BOMA survey is crucial.

We can prepare all types (or renew them) for new or existing commercial offices, retail and industrial premises to determine the rentable areas in accordance with the PCNZ/PINZ Guide.

Survey plan, floor plan, lease plan vs BOMA

At Realserve we are regularly asked for a survey plan, floor plan or lease plan. Essentially these are similar survey types that are used for different purposes. How each of these surveys are created, what is included or how measurements are determined will vary depending on the surveyor that is used. Essentially you could have three surveyors produce completely different plans. BOMA surveys in Auckland specifically adhere to BOMA standards for measuring and calculating commercial spaces, ensuring consistency across different properties.

A BOMA survey while it is focused on the interior spaces of commercial buildings. The way a space is measured and calculated follows the standards set by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). This means that any surveyor must produce the documentation using a strict set of criteria so that any plans created can be comparable.

A BOMA survey is an indispensable asset in the world of commercial real estate. With its foundations set from internationally recognised standards, it instils a sense of trust, clarity, and fairness in the commercial leasing and selling process.

Whether it’s an office building, an industrial space, or a multi-unit residential property, a BOMA survey unveils the exact spatial narrative, ensuring that every square foot is accounted for, valued, and optimised for the highest utility. In the intricate dance of real estate transactions and management, a BOMA survey emerges as a cornerstone, laying a foundation of transparency, accuracy, and integrity.

How we provide BOMA surveys in Christchurch

We know incorrectly quoted building areas can lead to costly disputes, or even litigation. As industry leaders in the preparation of BOMA surveys in Christchurch, we ensure our surveys are undertaken to the highest level of accuracy by utilising the latest surveying equipment. Our Surveyors and technicians offer an unbiased and impartial interpretation of the Property Council of New Zealand guidelines and offer to our clients our years of experience in determining rentable areas. Realserve provides accuracy and clarity in BOMA surveys, and peace of mind for the agent, owner, and tenant.

 

We specialise in:

BOMA SURVEYS (METHOD 1 & 2) – For Commercial Properties, calculating tenancy areas in Office Buildings and Office and Business Parks

BOMA (Method 3) – For Retail Tenancies, calculating tenancy areas in Shopping Centres, Strip Shops and Free-Standing Shops in suburban streets.

BOMA (Method 4) – For Industrial Sites, calculating tenancy areas in Warehouses, Industrial Buildings, Free Standing Supermarkets and Showrooms

 

With over 20 years of experience in accurately determining rentable areas, we understand it is essential to safeguarding the interests of both tenants and owners alike. A small miscalculation in the area of a property can have significant impact when multiplied over the course of a 10 or 20-year lease, so having a precise Rentable Area Plan is a requirement.

The property council believes the best practice approach to measuring floor space is as follows;

Step 1 – Agree on the methods to be used

Step 2 – Agree on the measurements obtained

Step 3 – Negotiate the rental rates

 

We utilise the latest surveying technology to capture our data to produce our surveys. Using the latest CAD software programs everything is captured and processed accurately to start producing survey plans. We only use the latest software tools including AutoCAD & Revit. Once our plans are drafted they go through an intensive QA process via an independent audit to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.

In summary;

  • Initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.
  • Agree on a scope of work.
  • A site visit is organised with one of our qualified technicians with the necessary data collection equipment.
  • All data is then processed via our team located in one of our offices around the Country.
  • All plans or drawings are then independently reviewed via our QA process.
  • All deliverables are then created for viewing in PDF, AutoCAD or Revit.

BOMA survey samples in Christchurch

See some of our BOMA / Rentable Area Survey case studies in Christchurch