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Introduction To Asset Management

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Event summary

This event will provide a thorough introduction to Property Asset Management, moving beyond the basics to look at practical issues that face the public sector in the current challenging environment


24 November 2022
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£325.00 excl VAT

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About this event

This will include consideration of the purpose of asset management plans, performance measurement, linking assets to corporate aims and objectives, maintenance prioritisation and property review. We will conclude the day touching on some of the current hot topics that are creating significant interest including construction and maintenance cost inflation, skill shortages, Corporate Landlord, working with partners and community asset transfer.

How will I benefit?

Session 1: Developing an understanding of the key roles and responsibilities needed to facilitate a successful corporate approach to asset management. 

Session 2: Establishing the essential components of an asset management plan. Appreciating how effective property review will enable an organisation to challenge its assets on a regular basis.

Session 3:Understanding the key areas to consider when formulating a maintenance strategy.  Recognising the data and information needed to enable effective management of the public estate, how this is held and how it can be used in corporate decision making.

Session 4: Keeping up to date with the latest government policy initiatives and best practice in asset management.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of asset management and to keep abreast of current developments, including property professionals, service managers, finance professionals and those who have an interest or responsibility in the management or maintenance of buildings within the public sector.

Delegates will gain a practical understanding of Property Asset Management in the public sector and have an opportunity to raise questions on specific topics and issues

CPD hours

Four and a half



  • Asset management
  • / Local government
  • / Property

Speaker - David Bentley, Head of Asset Management, CIPFA

David Bentley

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.

Speaker - Mark Poppy, BA (Hons), MBA

Mark Poppy

Mark has an MBA and is an alumni of the Ashridge Business School Advanced Leadership Programme. He has worked at a senior level in both the public and private sector as well as a government backed advisory company. He has extensive experience of public-private partnerships and the commercialisation of public services. He manages CIPFA’s property training programmes and within the team on wider property issues throughout the UK.