Managing property portfolios, whether for your own operation or for others, is a constant process. With a need to be both proactive and reactive in equal measure, it is sometimes hard to see how to achieve any economies of scale.
One of our clients, a leading UK and European property owner and developer, take their role very seriously indeed. At any given point in time, some of their portfolio is either between leases, undergoing renovation or having some specific improvements.
These properties still require careful management and that’s where the 4see team come in. We ensure they get consistency in the way their compliance risks are managed across their entire portfolio, whether this is in the UK or in continental Europe. Because we can send multi-skilled consultants, we save them time and money, reducing the number of visits to each property and simplifying the management of this large portfolio.
Working with some of the largest managing agents in the sector, has given 4see an excellent view of the types of services and approaches that work in this environment. Energy is increasingly becoming the first issue we are asked to look at for clients. This makes huge financial sense given the savings that can be made by taking some simple and well tested steps. We can undertake a full and comprehensive energy survey and identify where savings can be made. We can then commission and project manage any works that need to be completed to realise the cost benefits from the survey. Finally we set targets and monitor performance on an ongoing basis, to ensure that the maximum benefits are always achieved.
Managing a large and very old portfolio presents a very specific set of issues. One of our clients, a large parcel and postal delivery service, has a huge and diverse portfolio of buildings across the UK. Managing the asbestos risks within this portfolio required the support of a number of outside companies all with different working practices. Our client identified the need to bring some continuity to this work and to have an external view on the quality of services they were receiving. They asked 4see to undertake a major assurance project, to monitor and measure the work of various service providers ensuring high standards were met and maintained.
Part of controlling any large portfolio is the management of the huge amount of data produced through compliance activities, ensuring that this information is technically checked, actions are extracted and that future inspection dates are undertaken. At 4see we can develop online systems that meet the technical and management requirements of the client resulting in a hugely effective way of controlling data. Whether this information is related to asbestos; incident management; roof safety; EPCs; water hygiene; environmental records or any other compliance activity 4see can and have provided a solution.
A selection of our clients who have taken advantage of our property solutions