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David Bentley

Head of Asset Management
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (Confirmed)

David is Head of Asset Management within the CIPFA group with an overall responsibility for construction, asset management and highways related networks. He is often involved UK-wide in the development of asset management practices, taking part in national working groups, advising central government and authoring asset management guidance for local authorities. As well as the above, David develops and delivers training and consultancy on construction and property, procurement and wider strategic issues to a range of bodies within the public and private sectors. Prior to joining CIPFA he was heavily involved in the management of corporate procurement functions within two large unitary authorities together with research and policy development for ‘best value’ at a strategic level. Previous experience included all aspects of quantity surveying including traditional pre and post-contract work, grant assessment, option appraisal and project management.

  • How to use commercial property investment as an income stream to bolster local government finances
  • Where should local authorities invest and assessing the impact
  • Risks to consider when investing in commercial property in your local area
  • Affects property investment can have on the wider marketplace