Academy Services

Property support for schools

Inspiring School Business Professionals to be the best they can be......

CIPFA Property are proud to support the work of School Business Professionals throughout the education sector.

Advice and Training

As experts in strategic and operational property matters we know what is needed to ensure a schools infrastructure and estate is well managed, not just on a daily basis - but long term. Whether you need training, tools, consultancy or just a friendly bit of advice we are here to help you be the best you can be.

Guidance

We are proud to be working closely with the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) as well as the Institute of School Business Leaders (ISBL) to provide guidance and support to school business professionals. 

In support of the Good Estate Management guidance issued by ESFA, we are providing a FREE school premises compliance guide. 

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In addition we are delighted to be launching Volume 1 of our How To series for school business professionals. Working with ISBL we are also delivering training on both Statutory Compliance in Education Buildings and Good Estate Management In Education Premises throughout 2018.


Our Experts

Tim Reade

Tim Reade

Head of Property Advisory Services

Tim joined CIPFA in October 2017 from Savills where he specialized in property and asset management. He is a professionally qualified chartered surveyor and leads the Property Advisory Team delivering network activity and consultancy to multiple public sector clients. Read more...

David Bentley

David Bentley

Head of Asset Management

David is a professionally qualified quantity surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. He has been with CIPFA since 1998 and in this time has become known as one of the leading UK experts on property and asset management within the public sector.

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Chris Brain

Chris Brain

RICS Qualified Surveyor, CIPFA

Chris Brain is an FRICS qualified surveyor and Senior Property Advisor within the CIPFA group. Chris delivers the CIPFA’s Strategic Assets Network, Property Training Network and Highway Asset Management Network, as well as advising on asset management and asset valuation issues throughout the UK and undertaking a range of related consultancy.



Since joining CIPFA, Chris has applied his practical local government asset management and asset valuation skills and experience to supporting local authorities across the UK.

Chris is a long standing member of the RICS Public Sector Valuation Group and has contributed actively to revisions to and development of RICS Professional Standards (the ‘Red Book’). He is recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts on local authority asset valuation, having acted as joint author on relevant CIPFA publications and also jointly devised and delivered the CIPFA Certificate in Local Authority Asset Valuation.



Between 2012 and 2015 Chris served on the RICS UK and Ireland World Region Board.
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Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson

Senior Property Advisor

Susan Robinson is an RICS qualified surveyor and senior property advisor within the CIPFA group. Susan delivers the CIPFA’s Strategic Assets Network and Property Training Network across the UK and Highway Asset Management Network, as well as advising on asset managements and asset valuation issues throughout the UK and undertaking a range of related consultancy projects.



Since joining CIPFA, Susan has used her previous 20-year practical experience working in local government and skills to support local authorities across the UK in the strategic management of their property portfolios.



Susan is a long standing member of the RICS Public Sector Valuation Group and has contributed actively to revisions to and development of RICS Professional Standards (the ‘Red Book’). She is recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts on local authority asset valuations having acted as joint author on relevant CIPFA publications and also jointly devised and delivered the CIPFA Certificate in Local Authority Asset Valuation.



Susan was the author of the publication Compliance Monitoring in Council Buildings (the ‘Blue Book’) which is used widely throughout the UK.

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