Our Sectors

With over 30 years’ experience in delivering Project Management, Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying services, our collaborative approach and in-depth knowledge gained across the built environment is what sets Ayer Associates apart. Our expert teams understand the unique requirements that each sector represents by providing the technical knowledge, know-how and capability across diverse property sectors to meet these challenges.

We are not all about the expert advice; we go further by understanding the business drivers. We bring to each sector a level of experience that is tailored through our project teams to match each project requirement with local solutions.

Our experience across the local government, affordable housing, education and public health sectors is underpinned by our commitment to quality, innovation and service excellence. Providing a high level of strategic understanding and technical expertise to each sector.

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing expertise for growing communities. We are a professional, property and development consultancy providing a range of high quality, value add services to our housing clients.

Working with local authorities, housing associations and care operators, Ayer Associates are deeply passionate about supporting the needs of families, individuals, vulnerable persons and sustainable communities. Our project teams deliver successful projects that far exceed our client’s requirements and their stakeholders’ needs. Going far beyond the basic offering of an employer’s agent role – we operate through solid communication and close consultation with a strong emphasis on project management controls.


Our expertise encompasses partnership, development, housing construction, site identification, site development briefs and outline options, project management and innovative procurement and contract strategies that reflect our client’s ambitions and passion.

Central Government and Government Agencies

Providing innovative and transformative services for the built environment across local government property portfolios, in partnership with project stakeholders.

With proven experience across a range of public sector organisations trough established Frameworks, our capability to support central government and government agencies across their property portfolios is well tested. Our experts are highly experienced at providing services for Real Estate management strategies, Hard FM and Soft FM services, FM service benchmarking and FM services procurement through to delivering change management and improvement programmes.


We understand the dynamic nature of government projects and at Ayer Associates our qualified consultants are on hand to help drive and implement changes that improve services whilst reducing expenditure – delivering high impact projects on time and on budget.

Commercial and Industrial

From low tech to high tech, Ayer Associates work with commercial and industrial enterprises to keep their business-critical operations and production facilities working uninterrupted.

Whether our clients are operating from Victorian warehouses requiring adaptations or refurbishment, or in sleek state of the art facilities where digitisation and smart technologies are becoming the new norm, our experts have the breadth and depth of experience to provide and facilitate sector specific requirements through their technical knowledge and insights.


Our services and expertise are fully integrated to provide you with the advice and capability you can call upon to elevate, maintain and manage your property assets and estates with confidence.


Working in partnership with education providers to provide best in class asset and facilities management services for 21st century education.

At the heart of everything we do, Ayer Associates multi-disciplinary teams are committed to supporting education providers, from nurseries through to universities, with education facilities that are sustainable and inspirational.


Our services and experience span the whole spectrum of physical assets from concept through to building maintenance and property compliance, from design to making sure your building is watertight and compliant.


Our services and expertise are fully integrated to provide you with the advice and capability you can call upon to elevate and manage your teaching environment with confidence.

Emergency Services

With many Emergency Service units seeking collaboration and coming together to share resources and assets, Ayer Associates’ qualified property specialists truly innovate to help improve service delivery, save money and achieve organisational effectiveness.

Our experience working in the public sector within the built environment across Building Services, Facilities Management, Estate and Property Asset Management enables our qualified and accredited professionals to provide support to Emergency Service organisations seeking estate rationalisation, development and construction opportunities, acquisition/disposal and regularising their property assets and portfolio.

Our expert teams appreciate the importance of service delivery and accountability issues, and whether we are working in direct consultation or on a local or national framework agreement, we work with you to manage these challenges successfully.


By combining our collaborative approach and industry knowledge you are assured that we can match and facilitate the desired outcomes to the needs of each emergency service units.


Working with healthcare providers to support the health of their patients and property portfolios.

Ayer Associates experts work with healthcare providers to support their delivery of patient care without interruption or disruption. Our experience affords us the technical capability and strategic know how to help healthcare providers to effectively forward plan and gain efficiencies and drive service delivery improvement across their physical assets and property portfolios.


Our services range from feasibility studies, risk analysis and dispute resolution through to providing strategic analysis and business cases for Hard FM and Soft FM service improvements. Project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, health & safety, and ancillary services to NHS trusts, public sector bodies and private service providers.


Ayer Associates teams have extensive experience and understand the challenges associated with infrastructure projects.

Ayer Associates teams have extensive experience and understand the challenges associated with infrastructure projects across sectors that include; Education, Emergency Services, Energy, Health, Housing, Leisure and Sport, Prisons and Secure Accommodation, Regeneration and Transportation.


With one eye on the future, our experienced consultants know to ensure that the incumbent infrastructure does not deteriorate, to ensure service continuity whilst reducing financial and community impact.


Our project management expertise and know how to deliver cost-effective solutions across a wide range of infrastructure projects – provides unparalleled experience.

Local Government

Providing innovative and transformative services for the built environment across property portfolios, asset management, local infrastructure and regeneration programmes in partnership with project stakeholders.

Working in direct consultation or on local and national framework agreements, our qualified and accredited professionals work in partnership with local authorities, district councils and locally ran agency services.


Providing a range of services in Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Building and Property Portfolio Management, Facilities Management, Advisory, Consultancy and Strategy. Services that support and enable local communities and businesses to live well, achieve their potential and prosper.


With extensive experience of working across the whole range of public services in Affordable Housing, Commercial, Community Use, Education, Health Care, Industrial, Regeneration and Historic Conservation, Residential, Retail and Social Care.


We pride ourselves on our capability to understand and respond to the individual needs of owners, investors, occupiers, users, developers and stakeholders, by tailoring our services and solutions to meet your needs whilst maintaining a strategic, holistic approach.

Private Equity, Landlords

We are a highly qualified team of professionals working with institutional, private equity and private landlords, selected for our expertise in commercial and residential properties.


Working with specialist private equity real estate funds for social impact investments, the Ayer Associates team of professional’s help support social care and affordable housing projects.

With a client base that spans the public and private sectors, our property portfolio and asset management services help protect the interest of property owners, prospective landlords and tenants.

Whether its buying or leasing a property, our multi-disciplined teams and qualified professionals encompassing Property & FM Advisors, Building Surveyors, Employers Agent Services, Project Management and Quantity Surveyors, provide our clients with whole of life project services.


Protecting interests by preparing pre-acquisition surveys and development appraisals, condition schedules, defects and dilapidations, planned and reactive maintenance programmes. Initial feasibility studies and options appraisals through to detailed designs and specifications, contract procurement and tender documents with advice on the suitability of contractors whether fully designed or as a design and build package.


Private investment working alongside government supported initiatives is playing a profound role in the delivery of social impact projects across social care and housing sectors. At Ayer Associates we understand the language of local authorities, housing associations, developers, private equity and investment trusts, working collaboratively with all partners to achieve common aims that deliver successful project outcomes.


With an excellent track record, our senior team has extensive experience delivering housing development, social care and regeneration projects by adopting innovative but commercial approaches that offer practical support grounded in years of experience.


To bypass the learning curve of policy changes and market fluctuations, Ayer Associates’ clients have come to rely on our local networks of knowledge and expertise to deliver projects without compromise. Whether we are providing stand-alone services through to full project life cycle service delivery, our expert multi-disciplinary teams can work with you to source and find sites, undertake site feasibility and due diligence, site acquisition, planning and design through to public consultation, community engagement and construction.


Working with development partners, Ayer Associates deliver regeneration strategies to provide communities where people want to live, work and enjoy their leisure time.

Our team have the sector knowledge and influence to work with local authorities, registered providers (“RPs”) and contracting authorities who use arm’s length management organisations (“ALMOs”).


Our services are bespoke, versatile and innovative, successfully matching the aspirations of the community and housing needs of local authorities with commercial ambitions. Working collaboratively, our specialists utilise their combined breadth of knowledge, project management, planning, sustainability and financial appraisals to find sites and source opportunities.