People

Ben Aldridge

Associate

Location

London (West End)

Contact Ben

T: +44 (0)20 7333 6348

E: baldridge@geraldeve.com

Ben is an Associate based in our West End planning and development team.  He is experienced in providing strategic and valuation advice on a range of property types at portfolio and individual property levels, with a particular focus on major central London estates. In addition he advises both claimants and acquiring authorities on compulsory purchase matters, both in London and elsewhere.

Specific experience

Valuation
Values residential and commercial assets as part of regular portfolio valuations of three major central London estates.
Project manages portfolio valuations of all of those estates, together comprising over 1,400 properties and nearly 5,000 property interests.
In addition provides ongoing valuation and strategic advice to the estates outside the regular portfolio valuation process – this includes advice for estate planning and accounting purposes but also in connection with specific proposals including strategic acquisitions and lease restructures to release value and support longer term estate strategies.

Compulsory Purchase
Advises developers and acquiring authorities on strategy, principles of compulsory purchase and process at all stages of schemes – including provision of initial site assembly cost estimates, negotiations to secure withdrawals of objections, acquisitions in advance by agreement and negotiation of compulsory purchase compensation.
Also advises owners and occupiers affected by schemes. Prepared, negotiated and settled claims for compensation on behalf of claimants in respect of a wide variety of properties.

Portfolio Reviews
Asset audits to identify opportunities and inform estate strategy, including review of relevant planning policy and other matters to provide advice on potential for mixed-use and residential redevelopment.