The Local Authority Property Association is a specialist area of property management and property consultancy.

A relatively small number of operators in this niche industry collectively manage the country’s largest and highest-valued property portfolios, dealing with property risks that have some of the most major and widest-felt impacts. Yet the specialist skills needed to properly implement roles in this sector are only briefly taught in tertiary courses and not heavily supported by professional associations, due to the relatively small number of workers in this area. LAPA exists to meet these needs.