Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

A little about us

Not all investment property tax depreciation schedules are built the same. They should be but the reality is, like many things in the property world, all is not as it seems. The devil is in the details—and the details are everywhere. But relax, at Washington Brown we take care of every last one.

Established in 1978, Washington Brown is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected quantity surveying organisations.

Each year, we prepare more than 13,500 reports, delivering $1.5 billion in depreciation savings.

Industry Qualifications

As members of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and with nearly 40 years experience, Washington Brown is fully endorsed by the Australian Tax Practitioners Board to be registered tax agents.

TAX Practitioners Board - Registered

Our staff

WASHINGTON BROWN DEPRECIATION

Tyron Hyde

Tyron Hyde Director

Tyron has a Degree in Construction Economics (UTS) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. He began his career at Washington Brown in 1993 as a wide-eyed intern looking for a break in the industry. Twenty eight years later, he is now the sole owner of Washington Brown Depreciation Pty. Ltd.

With his passion and knowledge of property depreciation, Tyron is a regular speaker at industry conferences and is often quoted in national media. He has also published numerous articles and books including his popular Keep Claiming It book.

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Ken Yu

Ken Yu Associate Director

Ken began at Washington Brown in 1998 after completing a degree in Construction Economics at the University of Technology Sydney. Today, Ken oversees both our residential and commercial Quantity Surveying teams. Over the past 25 years, he has worked closely with major developers, as well as countless ‘mum and dad’ investors, preparing thousands of fully comprehensive, ATO-compliant depreciation schedules.

Peter Foldes

Peter Foldes General Manager

Peter started with Washington Brown in 2007. Working alongside the Executive, Sales and Senior Quantity Surveying teams, he is responsible for the company’s partnership program, their New Development services and operations across the Sales and Administration functions.

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Brooke Mckenzie

Brooke Mckenzie Administration Manager

Brooke is one of the newest team members of the Washington Brown family joining us in May of 2019. Brooke is responsible for Client Services and managing the Administration Department.

Brooke comes from a background in Office Management within the Medical Industry and prior to Washington Brown spent the last few years working and travelling abroad in North America. Brooke’s has 10 years of management experience ranging from administration to retail and hospitality.

Kristina Croft

Kristina Croft Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator

Kristina joined Washington Brown in 2009 as a receptionist. As a shy 19 year old, Kristina quickly established strong working relationships with those around her. For the past six years, she has been our Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator managing inbound and outbound sales and assisting in marketing strategies.

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Michelle De Guzman

Michelle De Guzman Project & Sales Officer

Michelle has been with Washington Brown since 2008 starting as a casual, front desk coordinator. Holding a Bachelor of Business & HR, Michelle has progressed from the day-to-day responsibility of client and account administration to the dual role of Project and Sales Officer. She is a vital member of the Washington Brown team and is dedicated to providing superior service through her constant communication and friendly approach.

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WASHINGTON BROWN QUANTITY SURVEYORS

Tom Lander

Tom Lander Director

Tom has a Diploma of Built Environment (UNSA), is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and a Green Star Accredited Professional (environmental rating system). With over 10 years’ experience with construction and property, Tom oversees the cost planning and consultancy areas of Washington Brown. He has managed a vast array of projects from single dwelling residential, mixed use developments to infrastructure and government projects.

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Jeffery Farr

Jeffery Farr Quantity Surveyor

Jeff has a Diploma of Technology (Quantity Surveying), a Graduate Diploma of Education, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and is an Associate of The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Having worked at Washington Brown for more than 14 years, he has extensive experience in all areas of the construction industry including residential, industrial and commercial projects. Jeff teaches quantity surveying at TAFE NSW and has also taught at the University of Technology Sydney.

Yen Foong Loo

Yen Foong Loo Quantity Surveyor

Yen has a Bachelor of Building Construction Management (Hons) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. She joined Washington Brown in 2006 is now responsible for the delivery of cost planning services provided by our NSW office. She has recently overseen a $75M mixed-use development at Meadowbank, an $18M Industrial warehouse project in Alexandria and a $6.5M extension to All Saints Grammar in Belmore.

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Want to join us? Careers at Washington Brown

If you would like to work for one of Australia’s most respected and successful Quantity Surveying firms please send a cover letter and resume to our Sydney address or email: with the subject title ‘Careers at Washington Brown’.

Testimonials

What our corporate and individual clients say about Washington Brown and its Director Tyron Hyde…

Harry Triguboff

“I made up my mind to work with Tyron when I saw him. I never went to another quantity surveyor. And I never regretted it.”

Harry Triguboff - Founder and Managing Director, Meriton
Pam Walkley

“If there is some detail about property depreciation that Tyron Hyde does not know I have yet to find it… his deep knowledge of how to take full advantage of the depreciation rules helps investors make the highest possible returns from their real estate investments.”

Pam Walkley - Editor in Chief, Money magazine
Lesley Williams

“I chose Washington Brown to do my tax depreciation because I was buying interstate and needed a nationwide company. My property was built in 2005 and the first year deduction was $10,000 so I was really happy. I would definitely recommend Washington Brown to other property investors. They are really efficient and the whole process was seamless.”

Lesley Williams - Property Investor
Dipal Prajapati

“In my opinion, Washington Brown is one of the top tax depreciation companies. In the first year for a brand new property off the plan, I received a $12,000 tax depreciation claim. I also have an older property and I received around $7000 for the first year, which was great for me in my tax return.”

Dipal Prajapati - Property Investor
Veronica Morgan

“I’ve had Washington Brown do depreciation schedules for all of my investment properties and contrary to what a lot of people think, you just don’t get one done when you buy something brand new. I don’t buy modern properties and every time I do some improvements, I also get a new depreciation schedule so it’s been fabulous from a tax perspective.”

Veronica Morgan - Principal, Good Deeds Property Buyers
Leon Gu

“I knew Washington Brown had been around for a long time and had a good reputation for its tax depreciation services so I thought I would give them a try. I own an old property - built in the 1960s. My first year deduction was about $4000. The process was smooth and I received a lot of follow-up emails so it was good.”

Leon Gu - Property Investor