For decades, businesses have focussed on outsourcing as a means to reduce the cost of provision for ‘non-core’ business functions. The same holds true for property management, but the focus is now shifting beyond costs.

Effective asset management provides access to knowledge and expertise in order to implement best practice to meet rising demands of occupiers has prompted some owners to seek external property advisors.

Asset management is not simply about delivering basic (“hygiene”) factors at the lowest cost but is about supporting owners to drive improved asset performance.