Naismiths team in London

About Us

Naismiths was founded by George Naismith in 1963. He worked as a quantity surveyor before his commercial consultative approach became invaluable to companies hampered with insolvency issues. As such, Naismiths’ profile began to grow within the banking sector as funders wanted more confidence with their investments in construction projects and required this integral due diligence work from a dependable specialist.

Over time, his clients not only wanted a trusted advisor for their project monitoring, but insight and expertise across the entire property lifecycle.

Today, our multi-disciplinary team has built on this strong legacy of partnership with the industry through a focused offering of three complementary service streams – project monitoring, building consultancy and restructuring and advisory – all delivered by an ambitious and highly-skilled team.

Furthermore, as part of our commitment to continuous improvement, in 2023 we launched the UK’s most comprehensive analytics and insights platform on construction project data. We have worked on over 10,000 jobs as a business, this fully digitised platform distils data from live projects complemented by historical data to show the strongest picture of cost benchmarking in a simplified, accessible and standardised way.

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Team Values

These three pillars are the cornerstones of the Naismiths company culture. Our teams work with these principles in mind and strive every day to create a collaborative business of talented individuals that is always improving to meet the needs of our clients.

We Cultivate

We create long-lasting partnerships, with the highest quality data and talent, to provide the best results for clients

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We Continuously Improve

We’re agile and evolve to the changing needs of our clients and the property landscape. We strive to digitise the industry and enhance its capabilities.

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We Collaborate

We share knowledge with our clients and our people in a way that is independent and cuts through complexity for the betterment and long-term sustainability of the industry as a whole

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Our Vision

To be leaders in data-led project monitoring, building consultancy and restructuring and advisory services to the construction industry, supporting better decision-making at every stage of the building lifecycle.

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Our Mission

We are an ambitious multi-disciplinary real estate consultancy that enhances the construction industry through commercially focused, data-led advice. Our specialist expertise and professional approach empowers our clients to make the most informed, reliable and sustainable decisions at every stage of the building lifecycle.

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A Partnership Approach

We take a collaborative approach to working with clients and offer accessible support and strong team relationships through our eight regional offices, combined with the power of national reach. Our highly experienced chartered real estate professionals have a 60-year legacy of delivering high-quality service and have a wealth of market knowledge. Through director-led instruction, a deep understanding of risk development and an agile business approach, we cut through the complexity and get the best results possible for our clients.

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What our clients say…

Burrington Estates logo

Burrington Estates has worked closely with Naismiths across a number of our residential developments in the South West, providing our senior and junior lenders with robust analysis and detailed initial/progress reports to support their ongoing funding of the business.

The Naismiths team have been a pleasure to work with over the years, their professional and diligent approach to surveying facilitating a strong working relationship. Their in-depth knowledge of the housebuilding industry, meticulous reports and timely site visits, provide both Burrington Estates and our funders with comfort that our developments are on track and work has been completed to a high standard. We look forward to working with Naismiths on many future developments.

Richard GibbonsCorporate Finance DirectorBurrington Estates
Paragon logo

Naismiths’ consistent and diligent approach supports the service we are proud to provide to our clients and partners. Always on hand to assist when required, Naismiths help ensure that we continue to deliver results of the highest standard

Darren EllisSenior Portfolio ManagerParagon
Downing logo

Naismiths has been a preferred monitoring surveyor for Downing funds investing in several large care home developments over the last couple of years and has provided a consistently high quality of service on new build and refurbishment projects alike, taking time to understand funding dynamics and adding value.

John PilbeamConstruction DirectorDowning
BLG logo

Whilst the ability to pick up the phone and speak directly to the member of the team involved with the deal is highly beneficial, it is the breadth of knowledge and experience that makes Naismiths one of our top panel surveyors.

Anil BainsDirector - Asset ManagementBLG Development Finance
Elevate Property Group logo

Naismiths has unquestionably been our astute and dependable partner in delivering this scheme, with this completion heavily reliant upon its expertise for the eventual successful outcome.

The team have been meticulous in the contract administration elements, as well as being consistently honest and informative in its approach to communication.

We will confidently embark on future projects with Naismiths by our side.

Steve DoddManaging DirectorElevate Property Group
Assetz Capital logo

We use Naismiths as monitoring surveyors on numerous and varied development projects and find the company to be highly professional and thorough in approach, providing clear and valuable input and advice throughout all stages of the development.

Jon PikeRelationship DirectorAssetz Capital
Alpha Proprety Group logo

Alpha Property Lending has enjoyed a continued relationship with Naismiths and highly rates and recommends its reporting and monitoring role. Naismiths sends clear, concise and professional reports which offer a precise and up-to-date position of the development project. Naismiths’ reports allow the lender to make an informed decision on funding property developments. Most importantly, Naismiths has been exceptional when further investigation or analysis is required. The company has always offered a high level of service throughout the duration of a development and the surveyors are always willing to provide further feedback when needed.

Joshua MarconConstruction Risk ManagerAlpha Property Lending
Mumbles Group logo

Over the past five years Mumbles Group Ltd has carried out several multi-million pound development projects requiring close cost monitoring from initial planning stages to completion on site. We have always worked closely with Naismiths which provided bank monitoring services required by our funders. The level of professionalism and attention to detail displayed by the company provided assurance to our bankers, resulting in smooth and timely drawdowns of funds. Its deep understanding of construction processes and buildability consistently helped our teams to deliver successful projects. We would highly recommend Naismiths to any company looking for exceptional professional and friendly services.

Chris SokolowskiDevelopment DirectorMumbles Group
Pollen Street logo

Naismiths offers a comprehensive and detailed approach to project monitoring. Reporting is thorough with sensible reporting formats but that doesn’t prevent the team from picking up the phone if there is something urgent or issues arise.

We have found the company to be a safe pair of hands and a first line of defence for our development finance portfolio.

James BevansPollen Street
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Naismiths provided expert project management and technical support in defect remediation and dispute resolution matters to conclude a long-running distressed project, which included a successful defence to an Adjudication.

The team worked closely with our legal team to provide clarity, direction and insight across an array of complex technical matters, incrementally de-risking our position and finally concluding in a settlement very much in favour of the client.

Simon RedmanDirector of Finance & Corporate ServicesRoyal Pharmaceutical Society

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