Property

Property Consultancy Services

CIPFA Property is able to provide practical advice and support to help you get the maximum out of your property assets

CIPFA Property has an acknowledged reputation as one of the leaders in asset management thinking and development of cutting edge practice within the public sector going back over 15 years. We have an impressive track record in supporting the public sector through this time, providing practical advice, support and training in helping organisations to understand how assets play a vital part in the change agenda and in the enormous challenges we face.

​Public property specialists

The public sector is facing extraordinary cuts, requiring reductions to net budgets of up to a third in many cases, while at the same time trying to maintain current service levels and standards.

Savings on this scale can only be achieved through unprecedented transformation, with more shared services, rationalisation and co-location of assets forming a key part of this process. While the way in which public services manage their assets both strategically and operationally has been realised for some time, it has never been more firmly under the spotlight.

Consultancy services

We are able to provide a full and varied consultancy support service for the public sector, drawing on other specialists from within the wider CIPFA organisation as required. The range of services we are most commonly asked to provide include:

  • value for money reviews
  • asset management 'health checks' 
  • advice on strategic asset management direction
  • support in developing and reviewing partnership approaches
  • writing corporate asset management plans, property strategies and review investment strategies
  • service asset management planning 
  • option appraisals
  • property organisational reviews 
  • assessing portfolio and service performance 
  • building statutory premises compliance audits
  • workshop facilitation.

Information leaflets

Property Consultancy Services

Capital Investment Strategy

Corporate Landlord

Property Investment Strategy

Statutory Compliance

​Find out more

For more information on our range of consultancy services please contact property@cipfa.org


Our Experts

David Brindley

David Brindley

Director CIPFA Property

David is a chartered building surveyor, chartered building engineer, registered access auditor and a fire risk assessor. David joined CIPFA is 1999 and has been responsible for the property division since 2003. Read more...

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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Dave Ayre

Dave Ayre

Property Networks Manager


Dave is a qualified public service manager with extensive experience in the development and implementation of innovative public/private partnerships. Dave manages CIPFA’s Highways Asset Management Planning, Strategic Assets and Property Training Networks and advises on asset management, partnering and wider property issues throughout the UK.
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Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Property Advisor

Chris is a CIPFA Property Advisor with extensive experience in the UK public sector. He has delivered strategic services, team management and change management in various capacities as an independent consultant, an officer of a local authority and private sector contractor. Read more...



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