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Is it time to put government property under the microscope?

Why focus is needed on the public sector's 2nd highest operating cost

Government has been asked to do more with less for a long time now. But have government property functions, often the second highest operating cost after staff, ever been properly put under the microscope?

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Topics: Property Strategy, Property Advisory

What causes your Facilities Management outsourcing to fail?

The main causes of facilities management outsourcing failure and how to fix it

I was talking to an industry colleague the other day when he said to me, ”We had a complete disaster with so and so organisation." When I asked why the answer was, “They got the model all wrong. It was never going to work.” Unfortunately this situation is far too common for major contracting and outsourcing of...

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Topics: CRE Service Delivery, Property Advisory

Best Practice in University Facilities Management

Why Facilities Management must evolve with the University education revolution

Facilities Management refers to the management, planning, operations and maintenance services relating to an organisation’s property portfolio – i.e. land, buildings, infrastructure and capital works.

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Topics: CRE Service Delivery, Property Advisory

AMAF Step 1: Assess the current state of asset management

Earlier this year, the Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) published the new Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF) which took effect on July 1, 2016.

In our first article, we explained the obligations which will be required as part of other 2017/18 annual reports and briefly introduced you to the four steps to ensure compliance.

This article details how...

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Topics: Accommodation Planning, Property Advisory

4 essential steps to ensure compliance with the Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF)

Earlier this year, the Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) published the new Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF) which took effect on July 1, 2016.

In anticipation that many departments will not yet have had time to read and comprehend the full impact of the new framework, we developed this summary to explain the key points and outline four essential...

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Topics: Property Strategy, Property Advisory

Diminishing returns: When too many resources spoil the business broth

Why less is sometimes more for optimum service delivery

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Topics: CRE Service Delivery, Property Advisory

Public Sector Property Outsourcing: Why your contract isn’t adding value

Is your Department getting the value it deserves?

The delivery of support services through third party providers is a well-established model for service delivery across all levels of government. 

In fact, governments in Australia were some of the first organisations to recognise that specialist property providers can deliver services more efficiently. 

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Topics: Procurement and Contracting, Supplier Management, CRE Service Delivery, Property Advisory

4 fundamentals to prevent failure of outsourced property contracts

While the number of failed outsourced relationships is getting fewer, failures are getting far more attention in the market than the many successes. Everyone loves a disaster story, right?

Surprisingly, the reasons why outsourced property contracts fail to deliver haven’t changed much.

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Topics: Procurement and Contracting, Supplier Management, Service Delivery Strategy, Property Advisory

Pathways to optimise your Corporate Real Estate function

A diagnostic tool to prioritise change and improvements

In our experience the Corporate Real Estate (CRE) function is often caught in departmental no-man’s land. On one hand it’s responsible for provisioning, maintaining and optimising one of the most important assets within an organisation. On the other, its efficacy, alignment and operating values are not always synchronised with head...

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Topics: Corporate Real Estate, Service Delivery Strategy, Property Advisory

Why Procurement and Property Should Stop Butting Heads

Tension and mutual frustration often characterise the relationship between Procurement and Property. But why? You both want to achieve greater value for your organisation, right?

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Topics: Procurement and Contracting, Supplier Management, Service Delivery Strategy, Property Advisory

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