Managing Government Property Assets: International Experiences

Worldwide management of public property is often fragmented, with each asset falling within a different agency or bureaucracy. Over the last decade, a new discipline has emerged that applies standards of economic efficiency and effective organizational management to this important component of public wealth. Managing Government Property Assets draws upon a wide variety of national and local practice, in both countries that have been leaders in management reforms and countries just beginning to wrestle with the problem. The comparison reveals that the issues of public property management are surprisingly similar in different countries despite striking differences in policy solutions. The book can be used by both governmental officials and private sector advisors assisting governments of all levels to improve their asset management. Contributors: John Hentschel, CRE; Marilee Utter, CRE