Public sector real estate and development advisors

Our innovative approach helps to deliver real positive value to the public sector and wider communities.

The public sector is facing ever increasing pressure to meet demanding real estate challenges. Our market-leading reputation has been built through close partnerships with clients and overcoming these challenges through the development of strategic and sustainable solutions.

These solutions are provided by a team of over 300 experienced real estate professionals who really understand the sector. They support clients to efficiently manage their property assets, maximise savings, facilitate rationalisation and generation of capital receipts and support public sector development and regeneration opportunities.

With a focus on building long-term relationships, our reputation has been built on the outcomes we achieve for our clients wherever they are in the real estate lifecycle. Our combined expertise enables us to respond quickly to policy changes and provide strategic and relevant real estate guidance.

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Our commitment to the Public Sector is reflected through our appointment on major national and regional frameworks and panels. We are a strategic partner on the Crown Commercial Services framework for Estates Professional Services (RM3816) and on the Homes England Property and Multidisciplinary panels.

These frameworks allow the Public Sector to appoint us directly across all estates services, avoiding the need for a formal procurement process.

For more information please click on the links below:

  • Crown Commercial Services framework for Estates Professional Services (RM3816)
  • Homes England Property Panel (2018-2022)
  • Homes England Multidisciplinary Panel (2019-2023)

Central government

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The UK is currently facing a number of key challenges; leaving the European Union, implementation of new technologies and integrating new intuitive solutions to deliver public services.

We are a leading partner to UK Central Government departments. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team, have provided strategic estates advice on multiple high profile projects together with estates professional services for over 25 years.

Our clients include the Ministry of Defence, MHCLG, Department for Education, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Environment Agency, HM Revenue & Customs, Ministry of Justice, Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Executive.

Local government

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Avison Young have advised over 316 of the 435 local authorities in the UK, and maintain long-term relationships with councils through on-going projects and repeat instructions.

Our clients benefit from our established track record of delivering efficiency savings, creating successful estates strategies and providing finance and funding advice – such as joint ventures – specifically tailored to local authorities and their regeneration and development teams.

With over 30 years of experience across over 200 institutions, Avison Young has a strong track record of delivering bespoke solutions to meet the property challenges of universities and further education institutions.

We have worked directly with a significant number of institutions to develop estates strategies, sell surplus assets and consult on student housing.

We continue to work with these clients to produce and implement detailed feasibility studies and plans to further enhance the facilities they offer.

Transportation and infrastructure

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We understand the importance of a reliable transport and infrastructure network to support the growth of the UK economy. Our different property sectors related services help to create efficiencies for national and local network operators, transport providers, developers and property owners.

We are key advisers to London and Continental Railways, High Speed 2, Network Rail, Transport for London and Crossrail.

NHS and healthcare

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Our understanding of healthcare property sector goes beyond real estate. We appreciate the complex social, financial and political dimensions of the sector, and work toward solutions that acknowledge those realities.

We’re also versatile. Our large team of multidisciplinary experts gives us the flexibility to respond to each client’s unique set of circumstances. We give high-level strategic advice to NHS trusts, carry out loan security valuations for private hospital operators, guide care home owners through the disposal process, and help ambitious GPs and pharmacists with acquisitions and development.

Emergency services

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We are a leading partner to Emergency Services organisations providing strategic estates advice together with estates professional services.

We have helped to realise over £100 million in cash savings for UK police, ambulance and fire authorities to re-invest into frontline service delivery. This ranges from maximising planning potential to funding options, appraisals, space utilisation reports and strategic reviews to generate capital receipts.

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