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Pontons is a long established and pre-eminent boutique property valuation and advisory firm

Valuation services

Valuation Services


· Prestige homes

· Residential and mixed use developments

· Special use properties

· Maritime/waterfront assets

· Compulsory acquisition/resumption assessments

· Stamp Duty and Capital Gains Tax



· Pre-purchase or sale

· Feasibility studies

· Strategic portfolio review

· Joint venture consultancy

· Market analysis and research

· Buyer's and vendor's advocacy

· Development mix and project review

· Government facilities and services

· Highest and best use analysis



· Asset value reporting

· Insurance assessments

· Accountancy standards

· Strata building insurance

· Receiver/liquidator valuations

· Purchase and/or sale advisory

· Strata unit entitlement determination



· Family law

· Expert witness

· Estate/probate matters

· Easements and rights of way

· Land tax objections

· Compulsory acquisition/resumption


Pontons provides a team of highly skilled certified practising valuers who specialise in the prestige real estate market, and are considered the pre-eminent firm in this complex property sector.

We have valued many of Australia’s finest estates, mansions, apartments and lifestyle assets, being the preferred firm of choice for most top tier banks, the legal fraternity and private clients.


Areas we cover include:


· Eastern Suburbs

· Lower and Upper North Shore

· Northern Beaches

· Sutherland Shire

· Sydney CBD and inner-city

· Inner west

· Southern Highlands

· South Coast

· Central Coast

· Newcastle

· Byron Bay


· Metropolitan and inner-city Brisbane

· Noosa and Sunshine Coast

· Gold Coast

· Byron Bay and Northern NSW


Development and investment

Pontons has an established expert team of development project valuers and advisers across a broad range of locations and value classes.

In particular we specialise in the following development services:

· Low, medium and high-rise residential project valuation
· Mixed use project valuation
· Seniors Living project valuation
· Boarding House valuation
· Land subdivision and new house construction
· Project feasibility and multi-scenario / highest and best use analysis
· Design review and project refinement
· Gross realisation / revenue analysis
· In one line feasibility study analysis
· Investment block of units, retail and commercial assets


Legal and statutory

Pontons has a long history of providing expert valuation and advisory services across a broad range of asset classes.

Our clients include government departments, legal firms, strata corporations and individuals and we pride ourselves on providing market leading assessment and reporting supported by extensive due diligence and in-depth market research.


Matters we have acted in include:
· Compulsory Acquisition in accordance with “Just Terms” legislation –
  Government and Owner Appointments
· Open Space Acquisitions
· Statutory Divestments
· Strata Schemes Redevelopment and Consolidation
· Strata Unit Entitlement Assessments
· Expert Witness Appointments
· Acquisition of Leasehold Interests
· Family Law Valuations
· Asset Valuations
· Land Tax Objections
· Affectation arising from Proposed Easements or Covenants
· Stamp Duty, GST Advice and Capital Gains Tax Valuations
· Insurance Replacement Valuations
· Retrospective Assessments
· Estate and Probate Matters


Need more?

In addition to the above, Pontons can provide a comprehensive value service utilising industry partners in the areas of Plant and Equipment Assessments, Quantity Surveying and Business/Going Concern Valuations allowing a one stop solution to our clients needs.

Buyer's Advisory

Why use Pontons Buyer’s Advisory?

People talk. Buyer discretion is key, and it has proven to be one of the cornerstones of our success.

With Pontons as your trusted, independent buying partner in luxury  property, we offer confidentiality and support complemented by strategic and sound valuation advice.


You benefit from:

· Tailored client briefing strategies
· Comprehensive luxury market knowledge with on and off-market insight
· Combined 70 years of luxury property and valuation experience
· A high-profile network of financiers and clients throughout
  Sydney’s prestige sector

· Superior auction strategy and bidding support
· Expert negotiation
· Professional, research-based market analysis
· Successful, detail-oriented advisors who are well connected in
  the industry

· Reduced risk, less stress, and a swift search-to-settlement process

What we do for you

When time is money, our buyer’s advisory service offers you a professional, personalised and confidential, end-to-end property buying experience.

We source properties (on or off-market) in line with your brief, manage
risk, value, negotiate, then secure your purchase – exclusively, confidentially, and on your behalf – including any post-exchange matters such as pre-settlement inspections.
Perhaps it’s your dream home, an investment block of units, commercial premises or a holiday house, our bespoke service can identify opportunities across the market.
You may have a property in mind, preferring to entrust the negotiation, auction and/or bidding strategy to a practiced professional who can read a room, and one who understands market sentiment and trends.
Our vendor’s advocate service can also manage your sale. From selecting the best suited real estate agent for your circumstance, managing key milestones, marketing materials and methods to providing third party independent valuation advice, Pontons represents.
You’re the best in your field, we’re the best in ours.
Pontons’ expert counsel, in-depth research and skilled negotiation are critical to ensure your purchase price means profit from day one. We buy for your future resale value.

About us

About Us

As an independent, specialist property valuation and consultancy firm, Pontons offers a confidential, high calibre valuation and buyer’s advisory service for luxury property, investment and development opportunities coupled with lifestyle assets throughout Sydney’s unique and competitive real estate market.
Founded in 1997, Pontons’ three directors, Andrew Tunbridge, Paul Donovan and Andrew Parkinson, today share 70 years of collective industry expertise. Our specialised team of eight valuers provide a wealth of experience, knowledge and a diverse market coverage.
Our buyer advisors hold Real Estate Agent Licences and our certified practicing valuers are registered members of the Australian Property Institute (API), each adhering to its strict professional development and risk management requirements.

Major clients



Here at Pontons, we are proud to be active members of the community and giving back however we can, to the people who need it most. We continually strive to participate in a variety of events and activities, with the intention of creating awareness for worthy causes and utilising community outreach to identify areas of concern that we can focus our efforts on (while still managing to have some fun along the way!). Take a look below to see some examples of us in action.

Country communities have had a tough couple of years - affected by drought, devastating bushfires, floods, a mouse plague, and a global pandemic. We joined 28 riders who clocked up just under 450 kilomeres of riding and 6000 meters of climbing in three days around the New England region of NSW. The weather ranged from freezing, wet and windy to bluebird perfection - raising around $250 K which will provide frontline support for country kids in need. The riders did the easy bit and thankfully RFW is there to continue the ongoing heavy lifting.

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SurFebruary is a fun annual event in February, where participants raise money for cancer research by catching a wave or getting in the water every day – rain, hail, or shine, in which Team Pontons was happy to oblige. 


This philanthropic, grassroots event is now in its fifth year and is building serious momentum, more than doubling in size and donations year-on-year. Over the past 4 years the initiative has grown at a rapid pace. Approximately 1,117 participants have raised over $616,000 for innovative cancer research and treatment. 

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Pontons participated in the ‘Run Against Violence’ (RAV) Challenge, a 1,300km  virtual walk/run team challenge from Broken Hill to Sydney, creating awareness of and engaging the community in family violence prevention. There was a team of 20 clocking up their kilometres daily, enjoying the associated health benefits while starting  a conversation  about domestic violence. RAV is a worthy cause generating awareness to remove the social stigma that comes with domestic violence victims reaching out for help.

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Be Centre is a children’s mental health charity providing vital emotional support to vulnerable children aged 3-12yrs. They receive no government funding and rely solely on the generosity of the community to ensure they can provide children experiencing difficulties with the skills and resilience they need to create brighter prospects for the future and ensure that problems don’t become more complex and entrenched.

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Key people

Key people


Having worked alongside founder Terry Ponton since approximately 1989, Paul joined Pontons in 1998 (during its first year) and proceeded to assume ownership and management of the business in 2003. Paul has actively guided and shaped the development of the company from a small unique prestige valuation firm into the market leading boutique practice that it is today.


With a strong focus on the valuation of prestige residential property, Paul has undertaken valuation consultancy work on a broad cross section of some of Australia’s finest homes and projects and as such, is well regarded as a preeminent expert in this specific market sector.


With the expansion of the business now incorporating a Brisbane office, Paul’s scope of work has also broadened to encompass a wide range of property types and asset classes providing expert advice to major banks, financial institutions, legal and accounting firms and individuals. Key areas of expertise include asset valuations, new project/development site analysis, legal and family law matters, probate and regulatory disputes along with a growing portfolio of compulsory acquisition appointments.

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Andrew Tunbridge is considered one of Sydney’s leading prestige property advisors, having been continually active in this market sector since 1998. 


Andrew is a Certified Practising Valuer and Licensee in Charge of Pontons Buyers Advisory, together with being a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. 

In addition to having purchased and valued many of Sydney’s finest residences, Andrew is actively involved in the boutique development site and property investment market, together with select commercial real estate. 

With detailed valuation overlays to his analysis, together with his agile negotiation strategies places his clients in a position of strength in the acquisition of real estate.


Having purchased a broad variety of real estate assets from prestige homes to special use commercial properties under a cross-section of sale methods, Andrew has a relentless and unwavering commitment to exceeding client expectations.

Sectors of the valuation industry Andrew services is Mortgage Security for major Banks and Institutions, Family Law and Expert Witness Reports, Land Tax Objections, Stamp Duty and Capital Gains Tax, Strata Unit Entitlements, Receiver and Manager appointed asset recovery – realisation, Resumption and Compulsory Acquisition together with servicing Private Clients for general reporting and advice purposes.

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Andrew Parkinson is a highly regarded real estate professional who commenced his career in 1992. Having been actively involved in transactions, development, valuations and asset/investment management in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Andrew has an extensive industry knowledge. Andrew first worked with Pontons' founder, Terry Ponton in 1994 and after a term in London, returned to Sydney and Pontons in 2004. Since then, as a company director Andrew has shaped Pontons into one of Sydney's pre-eminent independent valuation and advisory practices.

In addition to undertaking valuations for major banks, financial institutions, developers and private clients across all areas of Sydney, Andrew has consulted with local and state Government along with undertaking valuations in specific sectors including: taxation/accounting, legal/expert witness, estate planning, insurance, debt recovery/receivership and family wealth. 
Andrew's personal transaction management and development experience enhance his client advisory and valuation capabilities for buyers and sellers of both luxury residential properties along with mixed use and residential development sites. 

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