Property Services - providing property solutions

The Property Services Department stewards the University's commercial interests on property matters.     We negotiate and manage property lettings and transactions to academic partners, companies and non-University organisations.  We provide an in-house RICS accredited professional service to Schools and the executive wherever the University transacts with external interests on property, driving best value and safeguarding agreements for the University.  We collect rents from tenants, and manage them to best address contractual risk where third parties occupy University buildings and land.  We asset manage the University's estate to generate rental returns and identify opportunities to add development value. University staff considering any property letting or transaction, or facing any commercial interest concerning land and property, are directed to the Property Services team who will assist.

What do we do?

  • We represent University interests on all property related matters, ensuring the University's corporate objectives are met
  • We provide expert assistance wherever the University transacts or manages property with non-University organisations, partners and third party companies
  • We optimise capital receipts and rental income generation; whether negotiating a letting to a corporate partner, disposing of surplus space or simply leasing accommodation for a visiting academic
  • We provide property valuation expertise to appraise costs and returns accurately to ascertain investment viability and help ensure budgets are set correctly
  • Our RICS accredited professionals are the University's 'intelligent client' interface when managing property consultants, from planning advisors to real estate agents and lawyers
  • We asset manage the University's investment and development property portfolio, driving value from the estate and consultants. The portfolio currently includes approximately 1,000 acres of development land and hundreds of residential and commercial lettings and is diverse; providing houses, flats, offices, telecoms towers, shops, warehouses, open storage and leisure facilities.

Please contact Property Services who will be happy to assist and advise on any property related matter.

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Christopher Reeve

Property Services Director

Tel: 0118 378 8333


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