Professor Pitt has been involved in property research and teaching since 1990. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has served on several Facilities Management committees over the years. He has been an advisor to the HCP team at the MOD Main Building since 2008 and works closely with much of the HCP supply chain. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya and Editor of the Journal of Facilities Management.
Professor Pitt works closely with industry on projects related to facilities management (FM) linked to productivity and efficiency in the workplace with a particular focus on the office environment. Recent projects have included an examination of the impact of interior planting on productivity, waste management trends, life cycle management, the development of sustainability strategies and performance measurement systems. At the current time a cluster of research projects are running within the PFI supply chain at MOD Main Building in Whitehall. These projects are all partly funded by the private sector jointly with either the UK Government or one of the UK research councils. In addition Professor Pitt is engaged in FM developmental work, particularly in Malaysia and Thailand.