Our Services

DCB Property Associates provides client side property services for the public sector generally and local authorities in particular. Typically this involves working alongside public bodies, often in their offices, to deliver property outcomes such as; savings/reductions in running costs, increased revenue and/or capital receipts and development profits from disposal of surplus land and property. We also support public sector clients to improve efficiency.

Investment & Income

Identifying new opportunities to generate revenue. Reviewing & improving returns from existing investments.

Acquisition & Disposal Advice

Options analysis, appointment, selection and management of advisers through to completion.

Improving Efficiency

Examples include undertaking asset management service reviews, devising improvement and implementation plans, advising on and implementing new structures [and JV's].

Project & Programme Management

Acting as project coordinator for public sector clients.

Stakeholder Management

High level stakeholder engagement is required before embarking on a change programme. Those affected by change often benefit from coaching & mentoring.

Strategic Thinking

Required in a wide range of situations:- strategic reviews, change management and setting up governance processes within local government.

Way of Working - DCB Property Associates

We work as consultants and have been exclusively serving public sector organisations since 2008. DCB is set up to work outside of IR35, where appropriate. This means that we work flexibly and independently, choosing to work from from clients offices or our offices to deliver solutions. We have built up our contacts over a long period of time and therefore have access to a broad range of associates who are available to provide additional support for our clients, where required.

Lead Consultant - Duncan Blackie MBA FRICS

My public sector experience includes negotiation of a wide range of land transactions from inception to close, including joint ventures, land equalisation/pooling agreements, deferred payments, profit sharing and related approaches such as overage agreements, etc. Although not a registered valuer, I am able to draw on a wide range of previous experience including valuations and appraisals, residential mortgage valuations, viability studies, marketing advice based on transactional evidence.
Duncan Blackie MBA FRICS
Duncan Blackie MBA FRICS

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Duncan Blackie Ltd trading as DCB Property Associates. vat reg. 263 8995 47