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Community Housing
asset management

Do your current systems make it difficult to understand the condition of your housing assets?

And do you need a clearer understanding of future maintenance requirements for your investment and funding decisions? 

Managing community housing portfolios is challenging. Being overloaded with different data telling different stories can be time-consuming to manage and interpret. Plus there is the added pressure of compliance and auditing requirements.

On top of that, you need to maintain the properties to your specific asset standards, keeping them safe and functional with the appropriate appearance. You also need to consider how the property will deteriorate well into the future and know what’s required to maintain the capital value.

Your solution: community housing asset management software and services  

SPM Assets recognises the community housing sector has a range of unique requirements and has developed management software with the specific functionality to expertly assess, analyse and plan for the management of your property assets.

Our housing asset management software is an industry-leading solution for property condition assessments, maintenance planning, lifecycle analysis and works programming.

It is the only software that has been specifically designed to address both the immediate maintenance needs and the longer-term lifecycle and upgrade needs for housing portfolios.

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Benefits of SPM Assets’ community housing asset management solutions:


Easy property assessments

Housing condition surveys and assessments are easy and quick to perform, making your team more productive and efficient.


Keep assets operational for longer

The planning and maintenance software will enable you to keep assets functional and relevant for the longest possible period.


Easy to use planning tools

Minimal training is required to use the range of sophisticated asset planning tools for housing asset management.


Maintenance plans & works programmes

SPM Assets software will allow you to generate maintenance plans and works programmes as far into the future as you wish.


Manage your budget with confidence

Not only will you be able to fund the right project at the right time, but also you’ll have the confidence knowing that you’re following the right approach for the community housing sector.

How does SPM Assets social housing management software work? 

Our social housing software for asset management allows you to quickly establish an accurate description of your assets; develop short, medium, and long term plans; and to manage assets on a daily basis. Included in the solution is a range of easy-to-use asset planning tools that enable you to:

  • Accurately record the properties you are managing, right down to a component level such as doors, windows, paint and carpet.
  • Full assessments can be done in 30 minutes: our inspectors assess 10 dwellings a day. The software is easy to use, so you can focus on the condition assessment rather than on how to use the software.
  • Planning the survey is easy: you can assign properties to inspectors, and manage their performance in real time.
  • You will have access to our templates and libraries – we’ve already done the thinking for you.
  • Assess the condition of housing components to your own defined standards and provide the evidence to establish longer-term budgets and works programmes.
  • Produce a schedule of shorter-term work items based on a library of predefined defects.
  • Assess the property’s amenity and compliance, to identify areas that need to improve safety, security, energy efficiency, and function.
  • Use all of this information to plan your works programme – whether you wish to take a 5-year view or a 50-year horizon.
  • Fulfil all your compliance and regulatory obligations easily, and create a cohesive and science-based housing asset management strategy.

Asset management case studies

These asset management case studies highlight how we work with our customers to benefit them:

Tāmaki Regeneration
Tāmaki Regeneration, jointly owned by the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council, is leading a first-of-its-kind urban regeneration programme along the Tāmaki Estuary in Auckland.
Hume Community Housing
Hume Community Housing
Hume Community Housing (HCH) is a community housing provider in Sydney, NSW that manages a growing property portfolio of over 1,300 properties across the Inner-West and Western suburbs of Sydney.
Housing Choices Australia
Housing Choices Australia
Housing Choices Australia (HCA) is a national, not-for-profit housing provider that currently manage over 3,200 housing properties in both Victoria and Tasmania. HCA engaged SPM Assets in early 2012 to implement a specialised configuration.


I can and do refer many people to SPM Assets because it is the only affordable product on the market that provides exactly the function required by many organisations in the social housing sector. SPM Assets provides decision makers like myself and the Board some comfort knowing that there is a considered method behind the financial forecasting done by our assets and financial teams that is likely to be much more accurate than using historical data to project future maintenance expenditure. SPM Assets also informs our decisions around acquisition and disposal of assets instead of relying on the opinions of staff working in the asset management and maintenance roles.

Brett Hanna, Regional Housing

The prompt and willing support of all SPM staff, staff are willing to help no matter what the question/problem whether it is something simple or more complex. The willingness of SPM to keep abreast of technology and constantly enhancing the systems. The networking workshops which are available where users from various organisations can learn from each other as well as the updates from SPM staff on new innovations.

Annetta Purdy, Waikato District Council

I have always recommended SPM Assets to anyone that I believe can benefit from it. I particularly appreciate the prompt responses and professionalism shown by the team (especially Jose and Mitch). I look forward to our next meeting or conference in the near future.

Hiran Lala, Broadspectrum NZ

In the 18 months since we started our relationship with SPM, the key element has been the consistency of their commitment to the relationship. The SPM team has always found the time to invest into understanding our needs, assisting in our development, and reminding us of our inherent responsibility as asset managers towards our business stakeholders. Along with all the other elements, such as customer support, software and system development, etc., this deep sense of relationship loyalty is by far the most valued aspect of Panuku working with SPM.

Andre Fredericks, Panuku Development Auckland

Our understanding of the current state of our assets together with our future capital spending requirements has never been better. This gives us significantly increased confidence and peace of mind when we consider our capital planning and asset criticality, and our broader ability to derive maximum value from the assets we have. 

Brian Walden, Wanganui DHB/Mid Central Health Boards
Not only has the implementation of the SPM software greatly improved how quickly we are able to produce reporting on our estate, but we are now in a position to be able to undertake significantly more analysis of the available data and provide a more holistic view of its overall condition and lifecycle. Importantly, we have given the senior executive team more confidence in the information we are now able to provide, resulting in an increased budget allocation to address our backlog maintenance and strategic asset management planning.
Renee Inkster, University of Southern Queensland
The software application is specific with the end-user interface modifiable to individual needs. You can obtain core functionality for prudent asset management very easily.
Rob Ashley, Hauraki District Council
Senior management is starting to realise the power of the information we are collecting and are making use of it in our asset management.
Meg, Housing Choices Australia
Council has been extremely happy with support SPM Assets has provided over the years. Their expertise has allowed this Council to understand its assets better and this has resulted in a successful submission for the appropriate funds to manage our assets. We are now in control of our portfolio’s budgeting and starting to make a real difference to the communities we serve.
Phillip Sorbello, Cumberland Council