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Introduction to Property Asset Management in the Public Sector

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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.


20 May 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:15

Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£325.00 excl VAT

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About this event

This event will cover the 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 the response to COVID-19, corporate landlords, working with partners and community asset transfer.

Learning outcomes

  • 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 will benefit?

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

4.75 hours.


  • Asset management
  • / Property
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - David Bentley, Head of Asset Management, CIPFA

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 - 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.