Hand-in-hand with the Public Sector; unlocking opportunity through the private sector

CBRE’s Government and Public Sector specialists understand how to optimise value and remove costs across all asset types to enable effective decision making and delivery. From a single asset, to the most complex portfolio, we will make your real assets relevant to the current market.

We recognise that the demand and location of public services is changing and must face new challenges around the integration of the Physical, Human and Digital, supported by innovative funding and financing. Working across the public and private sectors CBRE brings its global networks to bring the best information, insight, and intelligence through our expertise in Central Government, Local Authorities, Infrastructure, Homes, Education, Health and Defence.

Understanding the issues that matter

Levelling Up is key on the Government’s agenda to improve the economic performance of cities in Northern England to match that of London and the South East. Disparities in economic performance require sustained long-term attention. Our role as strategic advisers is to realise the potential by creating visionary masterplans, bringing the best parties together, generating additional revenue and economic advantage.

The government’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan for growth provides a unique opportunity for a new dawn of regeneration. Infrastructure assets can deliver the increased confidence and return on investment that investors want, as their lifespan tends to be decades longer than other assets. Combine the two holistically and a ripple effect is seen at all levels. Investors looking for high-yield investments want to diversify, and infrastructure is a highly transferable asset offering security thanks to the underlying physical nature.

We provide innovative thinking about intelligent infrastructure and consider the potential of digital and data as well as the physical asset, while enhancing people’s experience, transforming great ideas into real opportunities. By connecting and collaborating with organisations we can deliver lasting impact, attracting not only more private sector investment but private sector financing by freeing up land for much-needed development.

Case Study: TfL; unlocking a strategy for efficiency

Background: In May 2018, Transport for London (TfL) appointed CBRE to support the creation of the new Estates Management Directorate. As the largest landlord in London, TfL has a vast and varied portfolio of property and assets. 
What we did: Our dedicated team worked collaboratively with TfL to provide a flexible and responsive engagement providing specialist advisory services as new requirements emerged. Together we developed the purpose and policies of the Directorate including target services, stakeholder communications, and an outline benefits framework whereby each initiative demonstrated benefits to the business and passengers.

CBRE considered and made recommendations on new and improved Business Processes to establish a multi-functional Estates Directorate capable of providing services across the TfL business, identifying value add cashable benefits.

Delivering government real asset policy locally

CBRE’s network of over 17,000 UK property professionals, across our 16 regional offices, focus on the specific needs of each client by maximising value and real returns from all types of property assets and tenures. We drive efficiencies; reduce cost; manage risk exposure and increase the benefits of real estate to local authorities.

Our local teams work across single or combined authorities to understand your real estate requirements, develop strategies that align with the core objectives and execute integrated projects that deliver tangible value.
Investing in key Infrastructure to deliver real and social value

Infrastructure has remained a key priority for investment by successive UK governments. The interplay between infrastructure development and the development of land and property, including the socio-economic development and placemaking this creates is clear to see.

CBRE’s suite of Infrastructure sector capabilities include advisory, capital markets, corporate finance and transaction/brokerage. Combined, this creates a differentiated market offering blending unparalleled real estate knowledge with proven infrastructure expertise, honed on many of the UK’s largest, most complex and ground-breaking schemes including transport, energy, utilities and technology assets.

Driving the delivery of the homes agenda

The government’s ambition to build 300,000 homes a year sets an ambitious baseline that requires innovative thinking and new ambitions to Build Better; Build Greener; Build Faster. To deliver the potential requires public sector strategy and funding to attract private sector investment and development to come together.

We understand the planning, economic, occupier and investor landscape creating real value by the relentless pursuit of your financial and social objectives. We provide market leading financial modelling expertise that allows us to refine the opportunity to harvest the widest and best occupier and investor interest, to deliver the homes the country needs by being the facilitator of choice – bringing together the right public and private sector partners. CBRE are uniquely placed to lead on creating a vision and delivery strategy that meets your goals.

Supporting the Education Sector to realise a great learning environment

Educational provision has been tested to a point that agility has become the new normal.  The need to adapt and adopt new ways of working by learning and teaching in a safe, modern and effective environment have never been more important.

Our dedicated sector team (many have worked extensively in the sector for many years) understand the government’s focus on economic growth through Education. We use this knowledge to tailor our advice as we understand your perspective, bringing in partners to help support and drive the ambition as synergistic partners or as co-investors.

Creating agility and realising the potential of the land and property dedicated to the healthcare market

The journey and pressures the NHS and Social Care services have been under during the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented. We supported the NHS in the thick of the pandemic providing pro-bono support encompassing staff accommodation, car parking and warehousing provision through to securing the Nightingale Hospital sites. 

We bring our knowledge of the private sector owners and operators into the public sector through capital restructuring, portfolio and asset management, helping to unlock capital, optimise and reposition assets, enhance the quality-of-service delivery and improve efficiency of real estate operations in this unique environment. 

Optimising and adapting the Defence estate to realise and deliver value

The Defence estate is evolving fast whereby users need to create value from this precious commodity - essential to support current and future generations of people and capability.  

CBRE’s insight and knowledge of Defence can drive and deliver value from the land and buildings around you.  Our teams have a long and respected track record of advising on complex and diverse operational estates both in the UK and abroad.  

Working hand-in-hand with the Public Sector, our experts are ready to realise the value of your real assets, unlocking opportunity through the private sector. We look forward to future discussions with you!