Commercial property management is a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The presence of an estates management team is critical to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of a large portfolio of managed assets. Estates managers perform a wide range of roles across a portfolio and constantly face new challenges daily.
The primary responsibility of the Bannon Estates Management Team is to ensure the safety, security, and smooth operation of Bannon managed property assets. Regular and thorough site inspections serve multiple purposes in achieving objectives. These inspections identify potential safety hazards, ensure compliance with safety regulations, and maintain the overall integrity of the portfolio. By proactively managing safety across the portfolio, the team contributes to reducing accidents and incidents.
Accurate and timely reporting of accidents and incidents is crucial for effective property management. The Bannon Estates Management Team plays a vital role in facilitating such reporting, working closely with on-site centre management teams and contractors. By liaising with relevant stakeholders, such as An Garda Síochána, they contribute to combatting antisocial behaviour and maintaining a safe environment for occupiers and visitors to enjoy.
To ensure the highest quality of service delivery, the team also monitors cleaning standards, security performance, and health and safety audits of the properties. By regularly assessing these aspects, they can identify deficiencies and take appropriate corrective actions. This helps to maintain a pleasant user experience for occupiers and visitors while mitigating potential risks.
The team sets monthly KPIs to track performance, identify areas for improvement, and recognize exceptional service delivery. Regular discussions on KPI results allow for continuous improvement and effective communication with line managers.
Planned Preventative Works
By implementing well-structured planned preventative maintenance programs, the team ensures that potential issues are addressed proactively, reducing the likelihood of unexpected failures, and minimising operational disruptions.
Dealing with unforeseen events such as fires, floods, and anti-social behaviour requires efficient crisis management. The Bannon Estates Management Team plays a vital role in formulating and fine-tuning response plans, enabling prompt action to mitigate risks and minimise the impact on property stakeholders.
By conducting thorough site inspections, managing safety, maintaining standards, and overseeing crisis management, the estate management team contributes significantly to the success and reputation of the properties Bannon manages. With effective collaboration, strategic planning, and a proactive approach, the team creates a safe and pleasant user experience for occupiers, visitors, and the wider community.
Author: Stephen McCoy, Estates Manager, Bannon
Author: Kennan Daly, Graduate Surveyor, Bannon