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Freelance Property Acquisition, Management and Development Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

Commercial property surveyor, project manager, consultant, acquisition, asset manager, property manager, property developer, landlord & tenant and funding working in London and throughout the UK.

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£52.94 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£423.53 per day (ex. VAT)
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Candidate ID:322466
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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

I am broadly experienced in UK commercial property asset management, property development, landlord & tenant, and funding. I hold an MBA from the University of Reading, a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, a BSc (Hons) in Urban Estate Management, RICS Fellowship, Incorporate membership of the CIOB and Associate membership of the CIArb.

My property career started in West end rent review, agency and management, moved into asset management and red book valuation and most recently into corporate real estate, investment and development. During this time I have been: -

Head of Property at a Sunday Times Top Track 250 corporate;
leader of development projects with a Gross Development Value (GDV) of £40 million;
asset manager of a portfolio with a GDV of £100 million and £33 million of equity;
leader of design teams winning planning consents; and
leader of property funding bids receiving offers totalling £40 million.

UK Property Asset Management;
UK Property Investment;
UK Property Development;
UK Property Funding; and
Business Management.

Employment History

(Jul 2009 & ongoing)


Abingdon, Oxfordshire

I created this company as a consultancy and management vehicle undertaking acquisition, management, development and surveying work for private clients including Swiss and Malaysian developer/investors and acquiring property for a Cotswolds based brewery.

(Mar 2004 to Jun 2009)

Head of Property

Reading, Berkshire

Responsibilities: -

• Head of business unit and leader of all property matters for this Sunday Times Top Track 250 group;
• Property strategy setting, changing group strategy through influential board proposals;
• Senior and structured debt raising;
• Leader of all group development projects totalling in excess of £100 million GDV;
• Part of the corporate finance team;
• Contributor to business units including zero carbon strategy and PFI bids.

Achievements: -

• Successfully created and managed a captive equity fund using £33 million of equity;
• Sourced and acquired 8 development projects to a board agreed risk profile;
• Created a construction management company to directly procure development;
• 12 executive directorships held in a variety of special purpose vehicles and businesses;
• Won 9 planning consents including a 47 unit residential scheme in Bow; 7,000 m2 mixed use retail, office, leisure & residential scheme in Reading; and a 5,500m2 industrial scheme in Cambridgeshire;
• Proactively led all aspects of an industrial development realising a £2.2 million profit (35%);
• Took control of the group’s property debt requirement, obtaining funding offers from Coutts & Co, Lloyds TSB, Investec, Allied Irish, Handlesbanken, Nationwide etc. totalling over £40 million; and
• Negotiated the surrender of a lease for £1 million enabling a £200 million management buyout.

(Jan 1998 to Mar 2004)

Associate Partner

S J HIggins Chartered Surveyors, Hampton, Middlesex

• Briefed and reported directly to all clients (including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Buccleuch Estates and Commercial Estates Group Ltd) and supervised six staff;
• Successfully led all client-side financial matters, personally managing a mixed portfolio with a rent and service charge roll of £6,000,000 p.a. from 300 tenancies on a day-to-day basis; maintained an exceptional rent collection record while maintaining good tenant relations;
• Productively introduced, implemented and managed asset enhancement initiatives;
• Undertook profitable Red Book valuations (HSBC Panel);
• Successfully undertook lease renewals & rent reviews including third party submissions and directly instructing Counsel;
• Achieved lettings, investment sales/acquisitions, dilapidations, refurbishment and consultancy;
• Grew into the management and promotion of the firm, winning new clients and successfully implementing IT initiatives;
• Successfully supervised an APC candidate; and
• Achieved promotion from assistant to associate partner and declined an offer of equity partnership.

(Jan 1995 to Mar 1998)

General Manager

Rowanford Limited, South Wales

Restructured the marketing plan to achieve improved sales from lower promotional expenditure.

(Nov 1993 to Jan 1995)

Trainee Surveyor

Michael May & Partners, Central London

Assisted Mr May in a variety of surveying disciplines, primarily West End Rent Review.

(Jan 1985 to Jan 1990)

General Manager

Beechwest Limited, South Wales

Successfully founded this contract glazing firm employing 19 people.

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, number 0832072.
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, number 021081.
Incorporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building, number 1485426


(Sep 2006 to Oct 2009)

College of Estate Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management

(Sep 2006 to Dec 2008)

University of Reading

MBA in Construction and Real Estate

(Sep 1990 to Jul 1993)

University of Westminster

BSc (Hons) Urban Estate Management

( to Jun 1984)

King Henry School

8 O Levels
3 A Levels

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignment)

  • Cash-Flow of Property Development: Our client is looking for some help on the Cash-Flow of a property development appraisal and valuation. The seller will need to be able to use Excel to prepare a spreadsheet showing how the project would be financed and its Viability. Work to be completed as soon as possible, around 1 days work to be done remotely. If you're interested and available please apply Via the People4business site.

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