Gerald Eve has strengthened its building surveying capabilities with the recruitment of two new salaried partners in London and Manchester.

Rob Payne joins from Cluttons with over 25 years’ experience across the full range of property sectors, including a period client-side. Having successfully performed a lead delivery role for both professional services and project instructions, his clients have included M&G, TH Real Estate, Arcadia Group, Sydney & London Properties, Hypo Real Estate Bank, Bank Leumi UK and the Marylebone Cricket Club.

In Manchester, Dean Collins has arrived from Trilogie Corporate Real Estate. Dean has over 16 years’ experience across both the public and private sectors, and has previously led the Manchester building consultancy team, at Deloitte Real Estate. He has advised a range of clients including Edinburgh City Council, BP, Henley Investors, Lloyds Development Capital and Manchester Airport Group.

Richard Fiddes, head of building surveying partner at Gerald Eve, said: “The expertise of Rob and Dean perfectly complements the team’s existing skills. They join at an exciting time for Gerald Eve and will play a key role in the future growth of the business and in broadening the range or expertise available to our clients.”

Rob and Dean can be contacted via email ( and or at the firm’s London West End and Manchester offices:

Gerald Eve West End, 72 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 0AY

Tel:         020 7493 3338


Gerald Eve Manchester, 1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW

Tel:         0161 830 7070