The contribution effective built asset management makes to the overall performance of any business or other organisation is taking greater precedence and appreciation by estate owners and operators.  Whether driven by the need to be leaner and more efficient in response to the recent economic downturn, or simply as on-going good commercial sense, the focus on optimising use of available assets highlights the value professional asset and facilities managers can bring to any organisation.

Defining "estate management" in a nutshell can be extremely difficult due to the wide variety of services and broad range of circumstances to which this can be applied.  However, some of the key operating and management decisions asset management professionals can support any organisation with are succinctly outlined in the excellent article extract below: