REAL estate valuation and advisory firm, Integrated Properties, which has a stronghold in the financial services sector, has extended its product offering into engineering.
This follows the company’s registration with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe and the subsequent change in role of Mr Luckson Mujati who has been a non-executive director for the firm since 2014.
He is now an executive director and principal engineer.
The move has resulted in Integrated Properties being a real estate and engineering firm, becoming the first in the country to bridge the gap between design, construction and value.
Integrated Properties chief executive Mr Mike Juru confirmed the extension of their offering as they seek to consolidate their position in the market as a one-stop-shop providing end to end sustainable service in planning.
They will also provide designing, development and real estate, addressing the value engineering gap in construction that has been prevalent in the market.
“A lot of projects have failed because of the lack of focus on the ultimate goal of maintaining the cost to within market constraints to allow project viability,” said Mr Juru.
He said the organisation was not new to taking the market head on, as it was the first in Zimbabwe to hold three ISO certifications in Quality, Safety Health and Environment and their efforts on quality were recognised at Sadc level when they won the Company of the Year Award recently.
“Further, the fragmentation and silo effect on procurement of professional services in construction has always left some ambiguity as to who is accountable for the outcome, as such bringing the aspects together under one roof eases the coordination and ensures project success with clear responsibility and accountability being given to a single entity,” Mr Juru added.
Mr Mujati, is a seasoned civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience, having previously worked for Stewart Scott International (SSI) in various capacities in South Africa before being promoted to become its managing director for the Zimbabwean office.
He also worked for Old Mutual, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe and Cascade Engineering in Zimbabwe.
Over and above real estate valuation, Integrated Properties has been offering Safety Health and Environment, town planning, construction management, real estate structured finance and property sales and management services, demonstrating growth within the real estate supply chain satisfying the ever increasing needs of the local market in the property consultancy arena.–herald.co.zw