WBP Property Group this morning announced the merger of its south-east Queensland operation with Brisbane-based valuation firm, JDMA Property Consultants and Valuations.

Commencing 1 March 2016, the two firms will merge to form one new entity, WBP Property Group (Queensland). The combined force of JDMA’s mature south-east Queensland business, together with WBP Property Group’s national scale and industry leading valuation technology, XpressVal, will drive the company’s growth in the northern state, enabling it to claw further market share in the increasingly competitive valuation space.

The move forms part of the WBP Property Group’s aggressive expansion strategy to strengthen its coverage across Australia and enter international markets in the next three years.

The merger will provide significant increase to the scale of WBP’s existing Brisbane operations, extending coverage from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, through Brisbane and Ipswich to the Gold Coast.

While JDMA is a favourable match with WBP in terms of valuation services and process, it’s also an ideal match with WBP’s culture and values will strength its ability to deliver the unsurpassed service quality to which WBP clients have become accustomed.

Established in 2007, JDMA has provided valuation services in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast for almost a decade, providing valuable insights into Queensland property markets that will prove invaluable as WBP grows its footprint in the state.

Queensland directors Jonathan and Sacha Millar will continue to oversee the high-calibre team of valuation and administration professionals, working alongside WBP State Manager, Trent Hardy, to direct local operations.

While the change lends greater coverage and service, WBP assures clients it will be business as usual, with the firm utilising WBP’s proprietary XpressVal software to deliver quality reporting standards and fast turnaround – the two main factors against which clients measure service delivery.

WBP was the first valuation firm in Australia to utilise a wireless mobile valuation system to drive efficiency and improvements in valuation standards to its clients – a technology that is now the standard for the industry’s top players.

About WBP Property Group: Multi-award winning WBP Property Group is an independently owned and operated national valuation and property services company.

Established in 1992, WBP is built on a solid foundation of extensive market knowledge, superior customer service and industry-leading technology. With a reputation for providing clients with objective and impartial services, WBP is one of Australia’s largest independent valuation and property services firms.