Chartered surveyors are likely to take on more work traditionally handled by accountants, according to research published by the RICS.
The report, entitled Changing Times, written by the Cranfield University School of Management, says 95% of clients want chartered surveyors to give property-related management consultancy advice. It found that clients expect 60% of consultancy to be strategic, rather than transactional, by 2007.
The research backs up a trend for leading firms, such as Gleeds and Franklin + Andrews, to add property consultancy arms to their businesses.
Paul Winter, chairman of the RICS management consultancy faculty, said more managers were looking for strategic development of their property assets.