Office politics: Improving public sector property management
Success factors for strategic government property management
Today governments have become some of the largest property holders in the world. But what advantage can government take as landlord? How well does it manage its assets? And given the current need for fiscal responsibility, or even austerity, what can governments do to optimise functionality, strip out waste and ensure real value for their communities?
Tackling the effective management of one of government's largest spending areas may seem easier said than done. However, while every department and/or agency faces its own unique set of barriers to improving property management this global research study, which follows on from a real estate study of the UK public sector, outlines a number of critical success factors to creating and employing smart property strategies.
Five areas of focus for government property managers are detailed, with case study examples drawn from Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Canada, the United States and the Czech Republic.
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