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Chris Brain

Forename: Chris

Surname: Brain

Job title: 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.