Carter Jonas can advise on estate strategy across the whole of public- and third-sector property portfolios, including operational and non-operational property, investment and development opportunities, and rural assets. 

Throughout our work, we focus on meeting key priorities and objectives, including One Public Estate (OPE) initiatives. 

Our in-depth experience, gained by working as advisors to local authorities, central government and charities, has given us a thorough understanding of operational requirements and the ability to align this to corporate and property decision-making, in order to achieve optimum efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs. This is equally applicable across all operational organisations.

Our strategic property portfolio reviews are specifically aligned to the particular requirements and objectives of our clients. 

Please contact us for an initial consultation.

Key Clients

Buckinghamshire County Council
Food Standards Agency
Department for Work and Pensions
Arthritis Research UK
Haringey Council
Hertfordshire County Council
Hounslow London Borough Council

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Three career highlights:

Significant involvement in and preparation of the Ministry of Defence ‘Footprint Strategy’ announced in the House of Commons, during a 2 year secondment to DIO.

A number of Central Government and Local Authority Green Book Business Cases leading to relocations, change programmes and adopting new ways of working.

Sale of Centrepoint Tower to Almacantar under the Targetfollow administration 

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Three career highlights:
Strategic Property Adviser to QVC for 12 years through their expansion into the UK
Including location consultancy, acquisition and program management of the 
Construction of a 750,000sqft distribution warehouse and 1,000 seat call centre.

Head of Estates for Ingeus UK through their major expansion delivering 35 new sites 
from search to fully fitted occupation in less than 9 months

Key Account Manager for DWP’s National Property Adviser for 15 years including 
drafting 3 estate strategies to initially merge 2 departments’ estates and then
deliver the rationalisation strategy that led to savings in excess of £375m pa.

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 Three career highlights:

•    Fourteen years of strategic advice in advocating local and central government services, allowing savings and improved service delivery.    

•    Two nominations for occupier of the year awards on behalf of Local Authorities.  

•    Undertaking an efficiency review of every public owned asset within a UK County to understand strategic co-sharing opportunities and savings.

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Three career highlights:

Account lead for Buckinghamshire County Council estate management contract responsible for the overall client interface and including quality control aspects, job commissioning and KPI performance in addition to the direct delivery of many key projects including strategic sales, implementation of annual asset valuation programme, town centre regeneration schemes and other property initiatives.
Account director for Thames Valley Police between 1997 and 2012 responsible for property services delivery across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire and including acquisitions and disposals, rating, landlord and tenant, asset valuations, strategic advice, telecommunications, building consultancy, development consultancy and work place strategy.

Property advisor to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Development advice including the sale of a 270 unit surplus residential site in Oxford. Strategic estate planning across the estate with objectives of enhancing clinical use provision as well as maximizing income through long term investment activities.  Negotiation of numerous landlord and tenant and development situations across the Trust estate.  

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