T/A DCB Property Associates
Identifying new opportunities to generate revenue.
Reviewing & improving returns from existing investments.
Options analysis, appointment, selection and management of advisers through to completion.
Examples include undertaking asset management service reviews, devising improvement and implementation plans, advising on and implementing new structures [and JV's].
Acting as project coordinator for public sector clients.
High level stakeholder engagement is required before embarking on a change programme.
Those affected by change often benefit from coaching & mentoring.
Required in a wide range of situations:- strategic reviews, change management and setting up governance processes within local government.
Duncan has circa 40 years work experience. Since 2005 he has worked as a public sector consultant [including a period undertaking mortgage valuations]. Initially this was as a member of the King Sturge Public Sector team but since 2008 Duncan has operated his own practice.
The second phase of his career, from 1989 - 2005, was in the local authority sector including 13 years in management positions.
Prior to 1989 Duncan gained experience in property development, business transfer and appraisals, preparing business cases for bank lending and administering UK property loans.
Duncan has property professional and management qualifications/training. His most recent qualification is a post graduate certificate in coaching - inspired by a Kent County Council Transformational Management Programme. Whilst working in Kent Duncan also became a Common Purpose Graduate.
He became a fellow of the RICS in 2000 and in the 1990's he undertook in-house management development training with LB Barking & Dagenham and obtained an MBA [with a Finance Pathway]. The MBA provided 'a bridge' between the closely linked worlds of property and banking.
DCB is aligned to a number public sector bodies who provide asset management support for the sector. As a consequence Duncan has worked closely with nearly 30 public sector clients, since 2008. He also serves as eastern branch secretary of ACES [the association of chief estates surveyors in local government] and therefore has a broad range of contacts within public sector property departments. From time to time Duncan has taken on interim roles and is prepared to consider interim opportunities, provided they do not conflict with DCB consultancy.