Professional Team Selection

You are a private investor, such as a family office or a private equity fund.
You own, or are buying, or want to buy, property or land. 
You would like to develop, or redevelop/reposition, it for maximum potential. 
You know, or have been referred to, some professionals — but how do you know they are the right ones for this particular job? 
You don’t really have the time or expertise to source and evaluate them properly.
You don’t want ‘salespeople’ knocking on your door.
You want to protect your privacy.
You want the job done right.

Drawing on our global experience in development, design and construction, Abyss Global offers a confidential service to family offices and private equity investors who may be new to or less experienced in property development, or who who would just like some assistance in this area, to advise independently and impartially as an extension of your team on your selection of professional service firms to help you plan, design and deliver your property development projects.

Some of the roles we may help investors fill include:

  • Technical and environmental due diligence consultants
  • Planning consultants
  • Building surveyors
  • Architects
  • Engineers – MEP / building services, structural, civil, environmental, facade, etc.
  • Project managers
  • Cost advisers / quantity surveyors
  • Landscape architects
  • Interior designers
  • Main Contractors – new build, refurbishment, conservation, interior fit-out, civil, utilities
  • Specialist consultants – sustainability, IT, acoustics, audiovisual, security, lighting, etc.
  • And other related professional services that may be required.

Our approach is based on over 25 years sitting the other side of the table, as a consultant/supplier responding to requests for proposals (RFPs) and going through hundreds of selection processes – from the very clear, fair and transparent, to the completely disorganised and rigged for our competition, and everything in between. 

We work with you and your team to organise and implement the entire process for sourcing, screening, evaluating and selecting the appropriate consultants and suppliers you need to accomplish your project objectives, while abiding by principles of fairness and respect. 

Selections are typically run as an invited RFP (request for proposal) process, although limited invited [design] competitions may be run for appropriate projects.

We develop a bespoke process to suit your requirements, and we handle as much of the process as you require, in order to leverage your valuable time and to ensure transparency, impartiality, confidentiality and professionalism.

Site visits and project tours are typically arranged to familiarise the investor with candidate firms' completed work. Thorough reference checks are also undertaken to verify candidate firms' credentials and the quality of their services, processes and personnel. 

Ongoing support beyond the selection may also be provided to ensure continuity and quality control, including "experience transfer" to help investors build their in-house skills, if desired. 

Please contact us to discuss the Professional Team Selection service in more detail.

For Professional Services Firms:

If you are a professional services firm – such as an architect, engineer, consultant or contractor – and you would like to be included in our database for consideration by our investor/owner clients on future projects or competitions, please click here to visit our "Professional Team Selection Database Registration" page to fill in the form and submit your details to us.