Carter Jonas’s Property Consultancy & Strategy team works with property owners to develop holistic estate strategies that are readily designed for implementation. 

Our established team works with other experts across our multi-disciplinary firm to provide a diverse range of core and specialist property services to clients. We can draw on decades of experience in both the public and private sectors.

We strive to improve the efficiency of occupied operational estates, and at the same time save costs, by offering the following services:

  • Estate strategy
  • Strategic property consultancy
  • Valuation
  • Options appraisals
  • Asset reviews
  • Estate rationalisation and consolidation
  • Relocation and acquisition management
  • Joint venture partner procurement 
  • Outline and full business case financial modelling

Property Consultancy & Strategy Services

Our business cases range from concise short-form plans for senior management, committee or board-level approval, through to HM Treasury’s Five Case Model and supplementary Green Book guidance for formal review by the Cabinet Office.

For further information, view our case studies.

We operate from offices in Central London and key regional centres throughout the UK, and are supported by other colleagues across our multi-disciplinary firm. This ensures that not only can we provide fully informed strategic advice, based on local knowledge, but we can also follow our recommendations through to implementation, using our colleagues across the country to provide the specialist skills and regional knowledge required.

Our work falls into three broad categories: portfolio reviews; decision-making support and business cases; and operational portfolio support.

We provide the support required by property owners to improve the performance of their operational estates, ensuring that they remain aligned with their business objectives. We work with our clients to develop holistic estate strategies, which are designed to deliver the changes identified. If required, we can also support clients through the business case approval process.

The key dynamic of our estate strategies is that they are designed to be ready for implementation.

Case studies

@ Alexandra Houghton
Alexandra Houghton
Partner - Head of Consultancy and Strategy
020 7518 3225 email me about Alexandra
@ Ian Southall
Ian Southall
Partner - Consultancy and Strategy
020 7408 9233 email me about Ian
Steve Gell
Associate Partner - Consultancy and Strategy
020 7518 3220 email me about Steve
@ Richard Waterson
Richard Waterson
Partner - Consultancy and Strategy
01865 404466 email me about Richard

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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