With CBRE, you get consistent, timely and confident advice. Combine this with expert local insight from wherever you are in Europe and you have a sure-fire formula for success.

Building Surveys

When you buy, sell, develop, occupy or fund a major property, our Building Surveys team will give you a distinct commercial advantage. From the outset of the transaction, our insight, analysis and market knowledge can save you money and manage your risks.

We approach technical due diligence intelligently and thoughtfully, scrutinising every aspect of the transaction, leaving no stone unturned. We analyse each aspect – and each property in a portfolio – individually and from many perspectives.

We can do this because of the strength of CBRE. The breadth of resource, skills and expertise we bring together is unique – from technical and legal through to the most specialist areas of monitoring, environmental and construction.

We work closely with you, giving you timely information, ideas and strategies that ensure your outcomes are profitable. When you encounter us, you’ll want us on your side of the table.

Overview of our services

Throughout the UK and EMEA, we draw together a vast range of in-house skills – from more than 300 technical experts – to give our clients the best advantage.

  • Building surveys
  • Engineering surveys
  • Environmental reports
  • Building measurement
  • Energy certification

Our experience


Our clients span investors, owners, occupiers and funders. They include:

  • Aviva
  • Barclays
  • British Land
  • Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH
  • Kennedy Wilson
  • M&G Real Estate 
  • Prologis  
  • The Crown Estate

Track records

Confidential client
30 St Mary Axe, London

Building survey on an iconic office building for acquisition (circa 500,000 sq ft).

Westbrook Acquisitions LLC
Dolphin Square, London

Detailed pre-acquisition survey and assessed planned maintenance liabilities and budgets over a 10-year period of ownership for this residential property.

Norges Bank
Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield

Provided technical due diligence services including building surveys, sustainability review, reinstatement cost assessments and extensive environmental assessments including Phase II testing.

Henderson Global Investors
Derby Commercial Park, UK

Building survey for a 558,000 sq ft logistics property for acquisition purposes for Heineken’s distribution network, services also include engineering and geoenvironmental Phase I.


  • Offices
  • Retail
  • Industrial & logistics
  • Residential
  • Specialist markets
  • Healthcare


Related services

Building Maintenance
Building Measurement
Environmental Consultancy
Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters


“With CBRE, you get consistent, timely and confident advice. Combine this with expert local insight from wherever you are in Europe and you have a sure-fire formula for success.”

Steve Timbs, Executive Director


Steven Timbs

Executive Director
Building Consultancy - Building Surveying

Steven Timbs

T: +44 20 7182 2605

James Effingham

Senior Director
Building Consultancy - Building Surveying

James Effingham

T: +44 20 7182 3194

Charles Ingram Evans

Senior Director
Building Consultancy - Building Surveying

Charles Ingram Evans

T: +44 20 7182 2637