Who are we?

The professional heads of property and asset management services in local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Senior professional roles in other public sector organisations including the Valuation Office Agency, Fire and Police authorities and government offices

Senior surveyors working in the private sector who predominantly provide professional services to their public sector clients

ACES represents around 250 public sector bodies and has approximately 280 participating full members. Retired and Honorary members also play an active role in ACES. Management of ACES is undertaken at the national level, through ACES Council, which is made up of elected and nominated officers.

The principal objectives of ACES are to:

  • Promote good asset and estates management in the interests of the community and public services
  • Promote ACES as the first call for public sector property advice and make representations to government, associations and institutions
  • Meet and represent members’ interests and to disseminate information
  • Improve the public image of the profession

There are nine ACES branches to cover the whole of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales plus a Rural Branch.

Would you like to find out more about the key activities of ACES?


How to join

Membership of ACES is open to senior professionals. There is no bar on the number of members any organisation may have. While city, district and rural authorities typically have one ACES member, larger organisations such as the metropolitan and London authorities often have 2 or 3 members.

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