Property and property services

Property and Property Services

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The property sector includes residential, office, industrial and commercial property throughout its entire lifecycle from investment and property development through to lettings, estate agents, property managers and facilities management.

This sector is becoming increasingly reliant on, and sometimes driven by, technology as the market responds to increasing demands from tenants, occupiers, agents, suppliers and investors. Tenants and occupiers seek higher quality properties and both tenants and operators expect seamless online services available 24×7. Investors expect high occupancy rates, effective asset management, investment growth and visibility. Increasingly, investors are partnering with agents and property/facilities managers to maximise ROI and asset growth on their portfolios, using insight and analysis from Business Intelligence tech to review performance.

Whilst property developers share mobile technologies and overlap with the AEC sector, lettings, estate and land agents and property managers need to maximise occupancy by ensuring their properties are effectively marketed to the widest possible audience through seamless system integration to industry standard marketing platforms such as Rightmove and Zoopla. Similarly property and facilities managers need seamless system integration through their entire supply chain to meet delivery commitments and to maintain profitability in a highly competitive market.

BIM systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated and are now seen as the norm.  BIM is changing the face of facilities and property management leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable maintenance services to become increasingly proactive in direct response to increased H&S regulations and market demand.

Increasingly, IT, systems and digital, backed by the right processes and management is a critical factor in competitive advantage and asset performance.

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FCC Paragon

FCC Paragon is an established Tenant referencing company based in Portsmouth.  Last year we decided to take steps to ensure the foundations of our IT platform were robust and future proofed before we embarked on the upcoming projects lined up for 2019.  We very quickly engaged the services of a part time IT Director from Freeman Clarke to move the department on, and ensure we were utilising our inhouse Developers skills in the right area with better support and mentoring. The part time model has worked exceptionally well for our company and the IT director is involved with the Board on a regular basis to discuss ongoing programmes and future plans.

Bryn Cole, Managing Director

assura

Assura plc

“Assura is a leading UK healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Assura’s vision is to be the UK’s best developer and owner-manager of primary care property, partnering with GPs to deliver high quality patient care in the community.

Consistently high quality and secure technology services are absolutely critical to the efficient running of our centralised operation and the property management service we provide to our client GPs.  To this end we appointed David as our part-time Freeman Clarke IT Director. David has helped us identify and deliver a series of tactical and strategic initiatives to position us for ongoing service quality and business growth.  The two main areas addressed to-date include a review and improvement of IT security and transition to a totally new IT infrastructure and Managed Service Provider.  Having a part-time, experienced IT Director has enabled us to get traction on some important improvements and deliver with pace and confidence.”

Jonathan Murphy – Finance Director

EcoWorld

“We needed an experienced IT leader to help us prepare for the sale of Willmott Dixon’s residential development division, Be Living. We reached out to Freeman Clarke to provide an IT Director from their London team. Paul Larner quickly came on board to join our senior management team and created an IT Strategy to separate the IT systems in readiness for a sale. The plan was smoothly executed within three months, along with £2m of savings. We were now ready for sale! Subsequently, EcoWorld International acquired 70% of Be Living in March 2018, along with projects worth £2.6 billion. Paul has since supported us through a move of 100+ staff to our new head office. Paul has a common sense and practical approach and is able to communicate complex IT initiatives to non-IT senior management. I am more than happy to recommend Freeman Clarke to any company needing strategic direction from experienced IT leaders”

Karen Rogers, EcoWorld.

wandle

Wandle

“As a medium sized provider of affordable housing in south London the provision of high quality and reliable IT is key to service provision to over 25,000 customers. With the speed of change in IT provision as well as the changing needs of customers, both internal and external, the need to have a well defined and deliverable strategic direction for IT is paramount. From a value for money perspective employing a full time IT director is neither justified nor needed. The fractional model fits our need entirely and we are able to scale up and down the input we need according to the projects and planning cycles.”

Tim Coppard, Business Partnerships Director, Wandle.

Grangewood Builders

“For over 20 years, Grangewood has been applying its expertise, craft and passion to the refurbishment of some of London’s most impressive and important residential buildings. In 2015 we embarked on an ambitious growth plan and needed to ensure our IT was fit for purpose so we decided to bring in an expert IT Director. Freeman Clarke was the obvious choice, given their reputation, and Alan started working for us as our IT Director to lead a review and upgrade of our IT systems. In 2016 we moved offices and implemented a number of significant upgrades to our systems, processes and organisation. We are particularly impressed with the way that Alan has integrated with our team, led the technology selection process and managed our IT suppliers”.

Emma Maile – Director, Grangewood

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