Responsible Property Management Toolkit

The newly formed Asset Managers Forum, of which the Better Buildings Partnership is a member, has worked to adapt resources from the Better Buildings Partnership in the United Kingdom to develop a Responsible Property Management Toolkit for the Australian property sector.
The Responsible Property Management Toolkit includes 13 resources targeting different elements of sustainably managing a building, from energy management to occupier engagement.
Prior to the development of this Toolkit, there was no equivalent comprehensive sustainability toolkit for Australian real-estate. The toolkit aims to set a benchmark for the Australian industry when it comes to what is expected for environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practice activities in property management.

About the Asset Managers Forum
The Asset Managers Forum is a collaboration between the City of Melbourne, Better Buildings Partnership, Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA) and leading Australian asset management organisations: CBRE, Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield, Knight Frank and JLL; that aims to improve sustainability performance and encourage best practice across the property management industry. The group aims to work together to develop pilots, tools, and guidance improve the sustainability of Australia’s built environment; and to accelerate progress towards net zero emissions for the sector.

Who is this toolkit for?
This Responsible Property Management Toolkit aims to assist asset managers, property managers and facilities managers on embedding sustainability within property management services.

Objectives of the toolkit
This Responsible Property Management Toolkit provides practical guidance for integrating the following aspects of sustainability into property management activities.

Managing environmental risk
Operational management
Sustainability ratings and certifications
Sustainable transport
Social value
Supply chain management
Fit-outs and alterations
Occupier engagement
Health and wellbeing

The Asset Managers Forum would like to acknowledge and thank the Better Buildings Partnership United Kingdom for their permission to adapt the Responsible Property Management Toolkit for the Australian context.

This Toolkit has been published in good faith in collaboration by the Asset Manager Forum member parties (the AMF) with permission from the Better Buildings Partnership United Kingdom (BBP UK), and shall not incur any liability or any action or omission arising out of any reliance being placed on the Toolkit by any organisation or other person. Any organisation or other person using this Toolkit should take their own legal financial and other relevant provision advice when considering what action (if any) in respect of any proposal, design or other involvement with any property management process, or before placing any reliance on anything contained therein. By acting on any information included within the Toolkit, any party relying on it accepts that no individual is personally liable in contract, tort, or breach of statutory duty (including negligence).
While steps have been taken to ensure its accuracy, the AMF and/or BBP UK cannot be held liable to any person for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the information in this Toolkit being inaccurate, incomplete or misleading. The listing or featuring of a particular product or organisation does not constitute an endorsement by the AMF and/or BBP UK, and the AMF and/or BBP UK cannot guarantee the performance of individual products or materials.