Commercial Inspections

James Dobney Inspections (JDI) commercial division employs consulting professional engineers and has been inspecting commercial and strata buildings and providing meaningful reports for many years.We provide services for Property Condition Assessments and Depreciation Reports.

Our assessments and reports help to reduce risk when buying, selling, leasing, refinancing or maintaining your commercial real estate assets. Whether your requirement for timely information on the condition of your property is due diligence or for capital renewal planning, our inspectors deliver meaningful reports. Our building assessments include all major building systems, budget cost estimates and time frames for major repairs and replacements, following the ASTM Standard E2018-15 for commercial building assessments. The result is a company that has the technical know-how, but just as importantly, the ability to convey information concisely to the layperson. For a sample of our Property Condition Assessments reports, click here.

Our Depreciation Reports exceed the requirements of the Strata Property Act for Depreciation Reports and are also written with the layperson in mind. Our reports are clear and concise, easy to read and are not encumbered with filler text or technical jargon. The content in your report will be simple to understand and the funding recommendations critical to a well done report are clearly laid out for ease of planning implementation. For a sample of our Depreciation Reports, click here.

James Dobney Inspections prides itself on being able to exceed our clients’ expectations through prompt service and professionalism. We inspect all types of buildings, from industrial and retail, to offices and strata units.

Our inspection reports are customized to meet your needs. In some cases, a bottom line approach is required. Others demand a more comprehensive study, including a review of: Structures, Parking Garages, Exterior Cladding, Roofing, Mechanical Systems, Interior Finishes, Elevators, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Swimming Pools.

Plan Now

A property condition assessment is the start of the planning process. For long term planning of capital renewal, deferred maintenance, backlog funding and reserve studies, make JDI part of your planning strategy.

Our building audits review all major components, including Environmental Site Assessments and Reserve Fund Studies. Budget costs and time frames for major repairs are included in our reports. Whether purchasing, leasing or long-term planning, call the inspection specialists.

Depreciation Reports are intended to assist stratas with planning the funding for their properties properly. Ensuring the reserve fund contributions are adequate to allow for the future repairs and replacements for the common elements of a strata property is essential in this day and age. Knowledge of the actual physical condition of a property and sound funding plans ensure current owners are not unnecessarily punished with strata fees that are too high, and that future owners are not punished by special assessments that too often result when a reserve fund is not properly funded, and repairs and replacements must be carried out.

A Quality Investment

At JDI, our team of Professional Engineers and Building Consultants has performed over 1,000 assessments since 2006. The momentum continues as we exceed our clients’ expectations with prompt service, expert technical abilities and superior communication skills.

For more information, please contact James Dobney Inspections.

Greater Vancouver: 604.942.8272
Abbotsford: 604.854.1516